Dan Henninger is deputy editorial page director of the Wall Street Journal, which is one of the most important voices of conservative opinion in the United States. He is also a columnist at the paper; his column "Wonder Land" appears every Friday. He is a frequent guest on the Saturday Fox News show Journal Editorial Report on which he discusses current issues with fellow Wall Street Journal editorial board members. Henninger is a graduate of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 and has been a recipient of the George Loeb award.
- "This is a footnote to our gay-marriage discussion. A woman in India last week married a snake. And it was done at a traditional Hindu ceremony attended by 2,000 people. Now, I would like to ask the proponents of gay marriage, which after all violates traditions going back through all of human history, to now absolutely positively guarantee that the next movement is not going to be allowing people to marry their pet horse, dog or cat. And you know what? Given the anything-goes culture we live in, I don't think they can deliver that guarantee."
- "I think we can all agree with Mr. Henninger's flawless logic. If a woman in India marries a snake, gay people in America should have to justify it. But here's where Henninger and I part ways. I don't see gay marriage as a slippery slope down to people marrying snakes. I see marrying snakes as a step up the slope from gay marriage. Hear me out! No! I've got no problem with people marrying snakes--as long as they're not marrying gay snakes. We must marry limbless reptiles of the opposite sex. Otherwise it's just unnatural."
- YouTube-hosted video of Colbert and Henninger posted by David Edwards
- Journal Editorial Report transcript
- The Colbert Report official Web site