The Other McCain points out that Epstein is a big Palin-hater. (What a surprise.) But the good news is that the relationship with his daughter was consensual. Can we expect the ACLU to file suit to defend Professor Epstein from these narrow-minded laws that must clearly violate separation of church and state, since they reflect the narrow-minded Christianist perspective? Why is it not okay to criminalize homosexuality, but okay to criminalize a consensual sexual relation between two consenting adults?
I'm dead serious: I want to see those who argue that laws against homosexuality are unconstitutional explain why this law against incest is okay. The risk of birth defects isn't an argument; you could criminalize having children with your daughter, and certainly, liberals would say that abortion is a perfectly fine solution. (It is for considerably lesser reasons and risks.)
Even better, Professor Epstein's column last year attacking Palin at The Huffington Post complaining about Republicans "taking hypocrisy in their personal lives to new levels of self-indulgent weirdness...." (Thanks to Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters for finding this gem.)
UPDATE: Amazingly enough (or maybe not so amazing), the comments section of the New York Daily News article has lots of people saying, "What's the big deal? Why should this be a crime?" Decline and fall, part 10220303032.
UPDATE 2: I had a good laugh at The Other McCain's weather forecast, after recounting another incest news account that was even worse:
Tomorrow’s forecast: Widely scattered fire with a 60% chance of afternoon and evening brimstone.God's mercy is obviously extreme--but perhaps not infinite. This country is headed into the sewer.