Friday, June 20, 2014

Straight Talk

I never thought that former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer had any kind of chance at the Democratic nomination for president anyway, but this kind of talk pretty much makes sure it won’t happen ever.

“Don’t hold this against me, but I’m going to blurt it out. How do I say this … men in the South, they are a little effeminate,” he offered when I mentioned the stunning news [about Eric Cantor losing his seat in a primary]. When I asked him what he meant, he added, “They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say—and I’m fine with gay people, that’s all right—but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he’s not, I think, so I don’t know. Again, I couldn’t care less. I’m accepting.”

This was after he compared Sen. Dianne Feinstein to a streetwalker.

Both sentiments were expressed in a profile of Mr. Schweitzer in the National Journal.  He has since apologized for his “stupid and insensitive remarks.”

Well, I should hope so.  His comment about Sen. Feinstein was terrible, but to suggest that Mr. Cantor is gay is an insult to those of us who are and wouldn’t want someone like him in our club.  Eww.

One bark on “Straight Talk

  1. Lots of adjectives flash through my mind when I see Eric Cantor – smirky, self-satisfied, conniving, duplicitous, obnoxious. “Gay,” in any definition hadn’t registered with me.

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