Tuesday, March 30, 2004
My New GAY Hero

If there's one thing that clearly points to the differences between the modern American right and left wings, this is it: we on the left are fighting for the recognition of GLBT folks' intrinsic humanity, and they on the right are still using homosexuality as a snicker-inducing playground perjorative. Just when you think the smear campaign against Dick Clarke can't go any lower, we discover that the administration is seriously considering using the implication that he might possibly be gay as a method of discrediting him.

BLITZER: Well, John, I get the sense not only what Dr. Rice just said to you and other reporters at the White House, but what administration officials have been saying since the weekend, basically that Richard Clarke from their vantage point was a disgruntled former government official, angry because he didn't get a certain promotion. He's got a hot new book out now that he wants to promote. He wants to make a few bucks, and that his own personal life, they're also suggesting that there are some weird aspects in his life as well, that they don't know what made this guy come forward and make these accusations against the president.

Is that the sense that you're getting, speaking to a wide range of officials?

KING: None of the senior officials I have spoken to here talked about Mr. Clarke's personal life in any way.
via Atrios

Never mind that, if indeed Clarke is gay (and since the assertion is coming from the Republican party, there's no reason to believe that it's true), this Gay Counter-Terrorism Expert is about as Republican as gay men come. And never mind that in spite of his potential homosexuality, he was good enough to serve under four different presidents, three of them Republican. And never mind that he may be making good and necessary points that could hugely benefit the American people... he's gay, so obviously he can't be trusted and every word he says is wrong.

Fuck you, Bush; if it turns out Richard Clarke is gay, that'll only make me like him MORE.
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