As noted briefly yesterday, Corey Booker doesn’t care if people think he’s gay or not. Steve Lonegan, his opponent for the Senate, however, is trying to make sure that voters know that he’s got the straight thing covered.
Booker’s Republican opponent, Steve Lonegan, was asked about Booker’s response by Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg this afternoon, and said he didn’t know if Booker is gay but thought it was “weird” that he was unwilling to answer the question, speculating that maybe “it helps get him the gay vote by acting ambiguous.”
But Lonegan was sure of one thing: Steve Lonegan is a real man because “as a guy, I personally like being a guy” and he is certainly not one of those sorts who goes in for things like manicures and pedicures like Cory Booker does!
“It was described as his peculiar fetish,” Lonegan said. “I have a more peculiar fetish: I like a good Scotch and a cigar, that’s my fetish. But we’ll just compare the two.”
Thanks for clearing that up, and on behalf of the entire gay community, may I say “Whew!”
PS: Mr. Lonegan let a reporter from TPM ride along with him for a day. He’s a font of unfiltered right-wing wisdom, including anti-immigrant fear-mongering and “I got mine fuck you” boot-strapism. At least he’s going down frothing.