Florida Republicant gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has been “outed” as a homosexual in the press. For many of us, however, this is old news.
That Crist might be gay – I don’t know if he is – has been talked about in Florida for a while. Maybe it’s the perpetual tan (no one is calling George Hamilton gay) or the fact that he’s a lifelong bachelor (if that’s proof positive, then someone may as well slap a rainbow sticker on my car). Crist has denied it on at least one occasion.
I certainly don’t have a problem with Crist’s purported sexual orientation, though he’s definitely not my choice for governor. Neither is his Democratic opponent, Jim Davis, who’s way behind in the polls and is not likely to win.
Hell, Crist’s orientation may be a positive thing for the state. Perhaps there’s a, um, closeted liberal somewhere inside him.
Even if doesn’t change a single vote in this or in any election, I support the outing of gay Republicant politicians. I don’t know how one can be part of a party that actively campaigns against one’s own “lifestyle.”
I’m generally for allowing people (and other creatures) to reveal their orientation if and when they’re ready; not so in this instance. No quarter for hypocrites!
We’ve all heard of an “Uncle Tom;” the Log Cabin Republicants and their ilk are “Uncle Bruces” as far as I’m concerned. They’re the GOP’s bastard child that the party has to accept (a registered voter is a registered voter), but are often embarrassed to acknowledge.
There’s some talk of a mass outing of gay politicians on the way. I don’t know if this is just paranoid talk or what. But if it’s true, I’m looking forward to seeing the expressions on the faces of those ultra-consternatives who’ve been unwittingly supporting a “sodomite” with a “deviant” lifestyle "choice" that is an “abomination before God.”