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Monday, January 17, 2005

Breakfast at the White House

I can't say I followed the Howler Monkey's (Scott Sherman) article this time around. He talks about the 23 percent of gays and lesbians who reportedly voted for George W. Bush in November. I'm not certain what he makes of such a statistic, and I think it's because he doesn't quite know what to conclude, either. But he takes the opportunity to issue a low-blow to the Log Cabin Republicans for refusing to support the president after Bush came out in favor of an amendment to thwart gay marriage.

Apparently, Sherman thinks a fair-weather friend is still a friend, indeed. Personally, I think the Log Cabins' action prior to the election was the soundest thing they've done to date.

Sherman says: "(The LCR) talked big, and now the stats are not proving out their threats. One thing I¹ve learned from 'The West Wing' is that once you piss in the president¹s fruit loops you¹re generally not invited back to breakfast again."

Seriously, how many gay people honestly feel George Bush is setting a place for us at the table in the first place?

Regardless, I think Sherman provides good advice in this passage:

23%

I can base my opinions only on my thoughts and the gay Republicans I¹ve managed to flush out of the closet through this column and here in Vegas. While I see gay rights and marriage as important, it was not the important issue during this election. That¹s where I feel the DNC made its miscalculation. Gay activists scream from the rooftops that we¹re just like everyone else except we love a same-sex partner. Perhaps these activists are correct, but not in the way that they would like you to think. Every gay and lesbian individual works, pays taxes, worries about retirement, and a host of other issues that every other American worries about. Do these issues overshadow gay issues? To start thinking about that now rather than in 2008 would behoove the (Democratic National Committee).

Read the entire piece here --> http://www.outinchicago.com/arts/conservativelyspeaking.asp

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