WASHINGTON, DC—In another high-profile inning, Republican leaders praised
homosexual Rep. Tom Priegle (R-AL) as "a dedicated husband and father who's fighting for old-fashioned values." "Rep. Priegle, your deep commitment to the family and the homespun values that made America great are what this party is all about," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said of the now secretly gay Priegle. "You are to be commended for your dedication to God and country." Priegle is the fifth member of Congress to be inned by the GOP since 1996.