The Vatican is backing away from the controversy, saying that Kim Davis was one of "several dozen" people that Pope Francis met — and he wasn't the one who invited her.
Davis said knowing that the pope agreed with what she was doing "kind of validates everything."
Kim Davis was once a longtime Democrat in eastern Kentucky — but she's now a national hero to Republicans.
Davis said she doubted the validity of the licenses that are set to be issued, which she said would state that they are being issued under U.S. District Judge David Bunning's order.
Davis' intransigence requires no Solomonic decision-making. She has no right to be Rowan County clerk. If she won't do the job, she needs to step aside.
Mike Huckabee and Kim Davis might believe in the sanctity of heterosexual marriage — but they apparently don't believe in the sanctity of intellectual property.
In the long run, what voters prize most is good judgment about the issues that most affect their lives, and racing to the scene of the latest controversy could be seen as opportunistic.