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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:13 PM
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The Outing - David Dreier and his straight hypocrisy.
by Doug Ireland

The latest target of a Capitol Hill outing campaign designed to expose closeted homosexual Republicans who oppose civil rights for gay people is San Gabriel Valley Congressman David Dreier.

The powerful 12-term congressman chairman of the House Rules Committee, chairman of the California Republican House delegation, co-chairman of Californians for Bush, chairman of Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggers transition team is in the cross hairs of Mike Rogers and his Blogactive.com Web site, whose outing campaign has already forced one GOP congressman out of politics. Representative Ed Schrock, a reactionary from Virginia, ended his re-election campaign last month after Rogers put on his Web site an audiotape of Schrock trolling for tricks on a gay chat line.

Now, Rogers a former development director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has given Dreier the Roy Cohn Award, in recognition of 24 years of working against gay and lesbian rights while living as a gay man yourself. He is pummeling Dreier with almost daily revelations as a response to the GOPs anti-gay crusade for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.
Rogers campaign against Dreier got a major boost when it was taken up by Raw Story, the hot new liberal gadfly newsblog. Raw Story which is edited out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 23-year-old John Byrne, who is also gay last week published an interview with Dreiers Democratic opponent in 1998 and 2000, Dr. Janice Nelson, who said she was aware during her 2000 campaign that Dreier was living with his chief of staff, Brad Smith. Brad was like an invisible presence, she said. They really have the routine down slick.
Nelson, a professor of pathology, says she came forward when she read on Raw Story that Hustler the Larry Flynt magazine was working on an expos of Dreiers secret gay life.

More here: http://www.laweekly.com/ink/04/44/news-ireland.php
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:15 PM
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1. I hope he replaces Delay.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:24 PM
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6. So we don't make a big stink till after he becomes M L then...
we go after him and distract from Rethug agenda...then maybe he will be forced out or hated by all those fundies. Right?
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:43 PM
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10. That's what I'm thinkin' Auntie.
I love to bug Fundies.
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:15 PM
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2. shhhh! if we make a big enough stink they won't make him majority leader
...and we can't have that! It's too delicious for words!!!
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:17 PM
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4. Roy Cohn was such a horrible person, Drier definitely deserves
that award.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:05 PM
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14. I'm not sure that this one will be kept quiet.
If true, this is the kind of thing the corporate media will devour.

Should be interesting.
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:17 PM
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3. This could prove to be bigger than the Delay indictment
This will make the freepers implode once they find out.

Somebody in freeperland posted that Dreier is a closeted gay man and the thread was instantly pulled.

Nominated.
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:19 PM
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5. Kicked, and nominated
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:29 PM
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7. Nominated. Excellent work to out hypocrisy.
nt
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:42 PM
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8. This is now moot ..... Drier won't get the interim job
per msnbc at 3.40 pm edt.

That said, he am who he am, ain't 'e?
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:43 PM
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16. Betcha' James Dobson or someone of similar ilk called
and threw a hissy fit.
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Infomaniac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:42 PM
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9. Nominated.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 03:43 PM by Infomaniac
Excellent article. Isn't this the guy that "dated" Shrub's sister?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:51 PM
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13. Yes, Bar was irritated that he didn't lay a hand on her
It's all in Kitty Kelley's book!
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lupita Donating Member (397 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:45 PM
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11. kick n/t
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:45 PM
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12. Popcorn, anyone?
:popcorn:
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merci_me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:22 PM
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15. Rightwing doesn't want him as Majority Leader
he's pro-choice and they can't have that.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:50 PM
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17. Yep--5 hrs ago--Dreier 's the One! 3 hours ago, well maybe they'll share..
1 hr ago: Blunt is the One!

news travels fast on Capitol Hill...
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:50 PM
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18. Drier lasted about 45 minutes ! The Caucas Dumped his Closeted Ass!
:banghead: Yea, Dav-id! :blush:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:01 PM
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19. Are Republican closet cases more likely to be severe reactionaries than
straight Republicans? :shrug:
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:50 AM
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20. kick
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