Among the many ironies of life, the recently concluded court case considering the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage, the lead counsel for the opposition - arguing the illegality of the law - was former solicitor general Ted Olson. This is the same Ted Olson who argued the Republican side in Bush v. Gore before the Supreme Court, and whose wife was on the hijacked plane that crashed the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
I have to say that latter moment made me mourn for Olson, whatever his politics. Now that he is on the side of the (constitutional) angels in the marriage debate, one has to wonder if he will say something about his role in putting George W. Bush in the White House. Suppose it doesn't matter. . .