In the past, we've gone with "Smartest Republican of the Day." But why not just "Best"? It's not every day there's a "best" Republican, but it's important to recognize Republican goodness when we can find it, however rare.
And today the award goes to San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders for being, unlike most in his party, not a bigot on same-sex marriage:
When a coalition of mayors launched a campaign to push for marriage equality a month ago, there were about 70 individuals signed on to it. Now, there are 153 involved in Mayors for Freedom to Marry, with the Republican mayor of one of the nation's largest cities serving as a co-chair.
"This is an equality issue, nothing more, nothing less," San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders (R) told The Huffington Post during a sit-down interview on Wednesday. "History is going judge us 10, 20, 30 years from now. I think it's going to be very different then. We're seeing the landscape change dramatically."
Well done, Mr. Mayor. We, at least, will judge you well.
(See also this article at SD's LGBT Weekly, where I found the photo.)