Sarah Palin has read the local campaign literature and decided to endorse the brilliant Star Parker for California's 37th congressional district. So, Star Parker: what lovely thoughts does she have about the connection between gay marriage and AIDS, for example?

Parker, a conservative African American woman who has moved up the Republican ranks by being, you know, a conservative African American woman for the party to show off on television, wrote this in an argument against legalizing gay marriage in DC last year:

According to DC's HIV/AIDS office, three percent of the local population has HIV or AIDS. The Administrator of this office notes that this HIV/AIDS incidence is "...higher than West Africa...on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya." And the principal way that HIV is transmitted continues to be through male homosexual activity.

Amidst this dismal picture, the DC City Council, perhaps on the theory that serving up another glass of wine is the way to help a drunk, is scheduled to vote on December 1 to legalize same sex marriage in America's capital city ... It should concern every American as we watch our nation's capital city transform officially into Sodom.

Ha! Truer words, Star Parker, truer words. As long as you don't let gay people get married, then the HIV virus will never spread. At least this is how we assume Sarah Palin worked out the logic for her endorsement.