I thought Dan Savage is a really entertaining writer. I also think that's what he should stick to writing- entertainment. I thought it was pretty clear in his voice that he is a sex columnist and while his idea of "changing the Republican party from the inside out" seems like a good topic to write about, the way he went about it seemed unprofessional to me. His motivation seemed more about openly mocking Republicans than actually making a political change.
As I write this, I am thinking that I would like to read a similar article with the roles reversed; to hear about a Republican turned Democrat to, at the risk of sounding like George Orwell, overturn the party. But I'm having a hard time believing that would ever happen.