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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:01 PM
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Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman: I'm Gay
Edited on Wed Aug-25-10 05:26 PM by warrior1
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/08/bus... /

Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay.

Mehlman arrived at this conclusion about his identity fairly recently, he said in an interview. He agreed to answer a reporter's questions, he said, because, now in private life, he wants to become an advocate for gay marriage and anticipated that questions would be asked about his participation in a late-September fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group that supported the legal challenge to California's ballot initiative against gay marriage, Proposition 8.

"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life," Mehlman said. "Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I've told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they've been wonderful and supportive. The process has been something that's made me a happier and better person. It's something I wish I had done years ago."

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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:02 PM
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1. Sure didn't see that coming
:sarcasm:
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:05 PM
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2. unless he personally provides the 5th SCOTUS vote for marriage equality
he will still owe us for the damage he has done.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:05 PM
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3. Well, good for him
Just the same, I don't trust Ken Mehlman. He'll have to do some heroic activism in support of gay marriage in order to change my mind. He's done a lot of damage and he has much to make up for.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:06 PM
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4. My gaydar was off the charts the first time I saw him n/t
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:06 PM
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5. Don't delete this
Your post was media conformation of the other one. The Atlantic has more credibility on this board than Raw Story.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:13 PM
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6. I'm gobsmacked.
He was aware that Karl Rove, President Bush's chief strategic adviser, had been working with Republicans to make sure that anti-gay initiatives and referenda would appear on November ballots in 2004 and 2006 to help Republicans.

He asks of those who doubt his sincerity: "If they can't offer support, at least offer understanding."




I'm afraid I'm struggling with the understanding part.


There isn't much forgiveness in me. I witnessed the pain that campaign indirectly caused right here in our DU community.

My first reaction is to say well *FUUUUUCKOKK* him.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:54 PM
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7. quelle surprise..now he can join the Log Cabin repukes...
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 09:40 PM
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8. He arrived at this conclusion
about 10 years after the rest of the country.
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