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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:52 AM
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Cross dressing heats up Republican race
DALLAS (Reuters) - What started as a dull runoff race to field a Republican candidate for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives has heated up due to a controversy over cross-dressing.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on Tuesday photographs of candidate Sam Walls dressed in women's clothes have circulated among political leaders in Johnson County, south of Fort Worth. Local Republican leaders confirmed separately that they had seen the photographs of Walls in a wig, dress and high heels.

Walls, who has the endorsement of several leading Republicans in the state and was expected to win the run-off, was not available for comment. He said in comments printed in the Star-Telegram that he will not drop out of the race due to a campaign of blackmail.


More:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040...
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:54 AM
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1. Yes, but does he look GOOD in women's clothing?
I'd like to know if he has style, a certain taste that makes him a knockout. Or does he simply look terrible? These are the questions informed voters are asking themselves.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:58 AM
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2. I guess it's true what they say...
It really IS a drag being a Republican.
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:44 PM
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35. Please, this HAS to be from THE ONION, RIGHT??????????????????
This has got to be from the ONION, if not I know for sure the whole county has slipped into the TWILIGHT ZONE!
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terisel Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:59 AM
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3. May have Implications for Giuliani-He has dressed in Drag.
His dressing up as a woman for "skits" raised eyebrows even in NYC.
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:11 AM
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4. No one can hide from the republican semen sleuths.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:23 AM
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5. He might make a big hit in a pink flight suit.
sashaying around on an aircraft carrier.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:26 AM
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6. "...(My) opponent is...attempt(ing) to intimate that I am a homosexual,
which I am not,"...Walls told the...Fort Worth Star-Telegram...

Walls, 64, who describes himself as a fervent Baptist, told the paper his family had "dealt with" the issue of his cross-dressing and that he asked for forgiveness.


While Walls is right to protest being cast as a homosexual, he can't have it both ways--either he's not ashamed of being a cross-dresser or he is. And if his family has truly "dealt" with it, they would have "accepted" it, not "forgiven" him. Of course, none of this would be going on if he hadn't been photographed in the first place. I wonder who took the photos?

:headbang:
rocknation
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ultramega Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:34 AM
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10. Give me that old time religion...nt
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:45 PM
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29. BFD....
Why should he have felt he need to "ask for forgiveness"? So what? Is there something "sinful" about cross-dressing?

No wonder these people have no tolerance for others, they can't even accept themselves as being OK!
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Iceburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:30 AM
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7. Are you sure it was a dress and not a robe ? ...
a white robe with a hood?
If so, then the candidates are on equal footing.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:33 AM
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9. the California Congressman who looks like a pretty woman....cant think
of his name...but he's always with Ahnold...would make a great looking woman....makes me wonder.
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cybildisobedience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:27 AM
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16. David Dreier?
is that who you mean?
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:27 AM
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23. yes....thanks......thats him......hes pretty isn't he?
gin
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cybildisobedience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:28 PM
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31. in an Third Reich sort of way
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eurolefty Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:32 AM
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8. Open minded Republican
So, Walls is open minded. What's wrong with that? ;)

Homophobes suck. :grr:
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ultramega Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:37 AM
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11. He sounds like he doesn't want to be pegged as gay.
He sounds pretty indignant.

If he were truly openminded he would become a democrat and work for the best interests of the LGBT community, instead of crusading against others like himself.

BTW, many transexuals are not gay.
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eurolefty Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:02 AM
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18. Well, most likely he is not gay
Sounds more like transvestite to me. But like he said, it is a private matter and I support that view of his. Government, or media, has no business in citizens bedrooms. And if he wishes to stay in closet, he has the right to do so.

In my opinion, bringing up this topic is tasteless, cheap shot. Just like the Republican investigations concerning the whereabouts of Bill Clinton's penis. Of course, the subject was again brought up by Republicans. But I still think liberals should not join in the mudslinging.

Human rights belong to all people, including Republicans. :evilgrin:
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:28 AM
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24. I think I saw him in the Rocky Horror picture show.
gin
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ultramega Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:05 PM
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30.  I reserve the right to sling mud at people who consider
LBGT issues and behavior immoral and condemned by God, but then claim constitutional privacy issues they don't even believe in or support when they get busted for doing the things they hate liberals for.

It's the hypocrisy of the party, not the transgender stuff, that needs to see the light of day. Because I bet this SOB would probably vote against a non-discrimination clause for gays if one came before him.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:38 AM
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12. Texas Republican...open minded....sure. n/t
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eurolefty Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:17 AM
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20. Are you implying...
that cross-dressing is a typical Texas Republican thing to do?
I'd say the guy is open minded, in the sense that he was thinking outside the (Texas Republican) box. :evilgrin:
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Wabbajack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:43 AM
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13. Well he's gonna lose in a landslide
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 03:57 AM
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40. That's a shame...
it's much better to lose in a flowing sequinned gown... :evilgrin:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:47 AM
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14. Maybe that's the way to get a head job in Captain GoodHairs army
I think they get information from from Mr. Twig of South Park. I wonder about those Texans, does Tom Craddick wear panties? And is Tom DeLay into the animal scene?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:58 AM
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26. Interesting question re: DeLay
I don't know who was behind it, but whenever the Texas laws were changed to make Sodomy illegal, they REMOVED the anti-beastiality laws.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:49 AM
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15. Well as long as he dressed in a Republican cloth coat
It will be ok with Tricky Dick and his pubbie offspring.
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74dodgedart Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:32 AM
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17. wrong thread
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:33 AM by 74dodgedart
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jburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:08 AM
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19. Dallas paper
Today's Dallas Morning News had it's own story on this today.

Nothing special, except near the end of the story it said reporters had seen the photos, and described him as wearing a conservativedress and wig.

just made me giggle.
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eablair3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:17 AM
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21. A cross-dressing Republican Baptist asking forgiveness from his family
I wonder what types of issues this guy has championed in the past.
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gemini62167 Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:20 AM
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22. I Will Not Vote For A Man Who Wears White After Labor Day!
:)
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:51 AM
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25. "so your CAMPAIGN got a flat...."
Hmmm...Fancy THAT!



He's just a sweet Transvestite....From Transgressional Transyltexas!
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:02 PM
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27. hahahaha
those silly right wing bigots. I hpoe they spend lots of money and have a really nasty primary.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:27 PM
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28. Sorry, Wal-Mart confiscated the negatives with him on his knees
in front of other naked Republicans.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:00 PM
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33. "He's a lumberjack, and he's okay...."
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:39 PM
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34. What's so unusual? - George Bush cross-dressed all the time (for real)
The New York Times during campaign 2000 ran this photo of a young George Bush in drag while at his all male prep school Andover where he was head cheerleader. Here he is with his "fellow" cheerleaders, dressed in female cheergirl garb, including lipstick, bra, skirt, sweater and wig. That's George in the middle of the photo looking just ravishing:
http://www.nytimes.com/library/politics/camp/061000wh-b...
This cross-dressing must be some kind of a Republican thing, maybe in honor of J. Edgar.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:57 PM
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36. I make a motion...
...that all North Texas DUers campaign to get out the vote for Sam Walls. :evilgrin:
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:11 PM
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37. Some men just get jelous...........
It happens as they grow up, they find that they didn't get anything to stuff in their Brassiere :D

Maybe he is just an ordinary garden variety republican cross dresser
or he could even be a Redskins Football fan. (it's not a crime,yet you know)



http://www.bucfantours.com/photogallery/photo13472/Wash...

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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:11 PM
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38. Facist Fashion Trooper...Does my holster go with my bag?
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 03:45 AM
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39. More on Sam Walls
Posted on Tue, Apr. 06, 2004



(Sam) WALLS






Pictures of candidate in women's clothes surface

By Jay Root

Star-Telegram Austin Bureau


AUSTIN - His family made a fortune on men's work clothing. But it's Sam Walls' apparent fondness for women's apparel that is dividing the Johnson County Republican Party.

Walls, 64, is in the April 13 GOP primary runoff against Burleson real estate broker Rob Orr for the House District 58 seat. As a leading businessman, former Republican Party chairman and benefactor of Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital, Walls seemed the odds-on favorite to win.

The victor is likely to succeed Arlene Wohlgemuth in the Texas Legislature.

But then pictures of Walls in women's clothing -- several of which were provided to the Star-Telegram -- began circulating late last week around Burleson and Cleburne, rival towns on opposite ends of the district.
(snip/...)


Sam Walls


http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/state/8366206.htm?1c
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