After Elton has compiled Stewart’s greatest hits on the gay issue. I should say I feel an enormous debt to Stewart and his writers. To hear and watch a straight guy consistently and passionately defend the rights and dignity of gay people, and to see him skewer so much of the pompous, irrational and hateful blather that comes out of today’s degenerate GOP is a mitzvah. He does it better than our often-lame gay groups. And he doesn’t have to do any of it. Thanks, Mr Stewart. History will be kind to you.