Friday, November 10, 2006

Are you next?

Via Althouse I see Bill Maher is planning to out a bunch of gay Republicans on his show Friday night. In fact, he outed Ken Mehlman on Larry King. The editor of one of the most conservatice magazines in the U.S. has this to say about Mehlman:
He did a fantastic job. Ken's a principled conservative who is a truly gifted political organizer and messenger. He ran one of the best presidential campaigns ever in 2004,and did his best to stem the tide this year. I have never heard anyone say a bad word about him, and he's apparently a pleasure to work for. He'll be an asset to the conservative cause for a long time to come.
Why can't Rich Lowry just judge Mehlman on his work and not his sexual orientation??????

So, the personal is political. Is it OK for us now to out each other if we decide the other is hypocritical? Next they'll be saying that Michael Steele is black, but that can't be true, can it? He's a Republican, after all. I know the truth!

Did John Kerry and John Edwards help to make this outing trend OK during their presidential debates when they brought up the fact that Vice President Cheney's daughter is gay? She, of course, was already out, as was Mehlman, claims Maher.

David Corn has a list! Are you on it?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So, the personal is political. Is it OK for us now to out each other if we decide the other is hypocritical?"

This isn't so much about being political as it is childish tit-for-tat get 'em back, except that there is so much riding on the line, not only one's personal life being sabotaged and then the inevitble political fallout. I suppose ethical behavior and maturity are too much to hope for in our world of politics.


4:48 PM  
Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

Ethical behavior is to liberals what religious tolerance is to Al-Qaeda.

10:05 PM  

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