Root's response

Thanks, Rob. I took the Kirchick quote from an article by Bruce Ramsey
in the current Liberty.

I agree with everything you've said here. I have not had a personal
conversation with Root; my contact was limited to hearing his remarks at
the CA 2007 convention. Narcissism doesn't imply homophobia, and I had
no specific basis for my act of imagination. That sentence would have
been better left out.