Is George Bush Gay?

Victor Ashe

I’m not so sure President Bush is queer — and, believe me, we don’t want him on our team — but the Weazl has put together a rather convincing dossier:

President George W. Bush has sent Victor Ashe, the US Ambassador to Poland and a “special” friend since their cheerleader and cohabitation days at Yale University, “candy and flowers” via US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Armitage.


In what is unlikely to stem the controversy surrounding disgraced White House correspondent James Guckert [also known as Jeff Gannon, who worked as a prostitute under the name, “Bulldog’], the Secret Service has furnished logs of the writer’s access to the White House after requests by two Democratic congressmembers.

The documents, obtained by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) through a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal Guckert had remarkable access to the White House. Guckert made 202 appearances at the White House during his two-year tenure with the fledging conservative websites GOPUSA and Talon News, attending 155 of 196 White House press briefings.

I have to go on the record, however, to say that being a wimp is not a sign of gayness:

[The Memphis Flyer, in Tennessee,] noted the president’s lack of manliness in the 9/11 catastrophe. Bush was to stunned to react for about 9 minutes. Then he spent the rest of the day boring holes in the sky with Air Force One and hiding like a rabbit in a hole in the ground near Omaha, Nebraska.

It ain’t a walk in the park to know that half the world hates you, or to have a huge and powerful political party using your civil rights as a fundraising tool. It’s hard not to take it personally.

There’s more to it than learning not give a shit what the haters think. It takes guts to be gay. That’s why so many people stay in the closet.


  • November 4, 2006 - 9:49 am | Permalink


  • November 4, 2006 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    Well, suffice it to say that weazl doesn’t support the notion that the Moron’s response had anything to do with his sexual proclivity of any kind. Weazl believes that Bush stayed like a mute moron because he was to have an alibi during that time of having no idea of what was going on, and being informed on camera of when and how he got word of the “attack.” So just wanted to clear the record if parts of an article that otherwise had more convincing evidence jumped out.

    But the other evidence that you mention (and other stuff you didn’t) seem quite more pertinent to the issue.

  • November 4, 2006 - 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Weazl: Yes, the Memphis Flyer writer equated gay with wimpy. I edited a bit to make it clear who was talking.

    I think Bush’s wimpiness is both inbred — his father struggled with it — and a product of an upbringing as a spoiled and bizarrely uncouth aristocrat.

    The evidence that everyone should see is the sheer volume of visits paid to the White House by the hooker, James Guckert.

    Why did a male prosititute who posed as a reporter go to the White House dozens of times when no press conferences were scheduled?

  • Hipster
    November 5, 2006 - 7:49 am | Permalink

    I stumbled across this web site a few months ago that provides quite a list of bush gayisms. An amusing read and probably true in my book.

  • November 5, 2006 - 5:10 pm | Permalink

    The really only pertinent issue to me relating to Bush’s alleged gayness is that I have read that there’s a certain link between latent or perhaps unresolved homosexuality and militarism and violence (weazl didn’t make it up, but go here for an example.

    And new research has said that those who were most aroused by homosexual films were those who were most outwardly homophobic:

    American Psychiatric Association: New Study Links Homophobia with Homosexual Arousal

    And so I think that what is going on is the same Ted Haggard double life thing, that personally I really don’t understand. Condemn gays to hell, while having a whale of a time behind closed doors, and try to hypercompensate in public, like in Ted’s case having five babies, and in the Moron’s, committing genocide and getting dressed up as GI Joe playing Top Gun on aircraft carriers.

    But any responses would be helpful.

  • November 6, 2006 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    Not long after Bush was [s]elected in 2000, I read “The Bush Dyslexicon” by Mark Crispin Miller, which sounds like a book of Bush jokes but is actually a very insightful analysis of George Bush’s extremely flawed and weak character.

    Dr. Miller looked at Bush’s life starting in his childhood and found that he apparently has a severe learning disorder, which his family (esp. Bar) has successfully covered up. Young George seems to have suffered from dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and maybe hyperactivity.

    A lot of children overcome these brain maladies and grow up to be productive, highly successful adults. Ironically, it is harder for a child of the aristocracy to overcome these issues because they have no real motivation to succeed. Their future is secure, no matter what they do. And I think this is key. It’s not George Bush’s sexuality that makes him such a miserable person but rather his internal struggle over his class. His mother is a descendant of both robber barons and Pres. Franklin Pierce. (Her maiden name is Pierce.) And his father’s lineage is equally storied. His paternal grandfather was a U.S. senator from Connecticut.

    The fact that from his youth he has hidden his patrician background behind the veneer of a Texas redneck is much more significant to his failure as a leader than is any frustration he may have about his sexuality. He apparently developed his redneck persona as a teenager, at the same time he went out of control: drinking and doing drugs and probably having sex with anyone he could, male and female. He barely made it through Yale and by the time he was serving in the “champagne unit” of the Texas Air National Guard, he was over the edge. Apparently, he severely damaged a fighter jet taxiing it on the runway. They moved him to Alabama where he caused a stir in GOP circles with his drinking and womanizing. Then he got into a fight with his dad, threatening to take him on “mano a mano.” After that incident, he straightened up a bit. He applied to law school but couldn’t pass the entrance exams and so went to business school at Harvard.

    This pattern of behavior has been going on inside aristocracies for centuries: The eldest son is wayward in his youth but when it is time for him to assume the superior role, it’s all hushed up and hidden from view.

    Sometimes it works fairly well. John Kennedy, for example, was the second son who had a wild streak but when the eldest Kennedy boy (Joe) died in WWII, Jack was tidied up and sent out to rule the world.

    Aristocrats are different from the rest of us. If they want a particular food or item of clothing — or a particular kind of sex partner — they get it. JFK had prostitutes brought into the White House, for example.

    That’s why I find the Jeff Gannon entry logs so interesting. If Bush is a bisexual, and he wanted a gay prostitute, that service would have been arranged for him, post haste.

    So this is a very long-winded way to say that, no, I personally don’t think that George Bush’s problem is suppressed homosexual desire. He is an intellectually impaired, incurious, self-centered lout who didn’t know shit from shinola when he was elected, and still only learns what he absolutely has to in order to try to fool reporters into believing he cares about whatever issue is in his talking points.

    I also don’t think he is personally homophobic — not because he is enlightened but because he doesn’t care at all what other people do — because what a gay person does in bed is not about him.

    The perception that Bush is homophobic comes from the fact that he uses homophobia as a political tool. But that is all it is to him and Rove. They have gay friends and associates: Ken Mehlman, for sure, and probably Josh Bolton and Condi, for example.

    If Bush and Rove thought supporting gay rights would get them votes, they’d be all for it.

    Pastor Ted Haggard is a different case altogether. Nobody tells a child of the aristocracy that his sexual proclivities are bad or wrong, but in the lower classes, especially in deeply religious households, the message kids get about sex in general is that it is sinful — and that gay sex is even moreso.

    Gay and bisexual children who grow up in these environments can be saddled with deep self-loathing and a strong sense that they are unworthy. When these feelings are left unresolved, they can sputter out of control, as they did with Pastor Ted at age 50.

    He’s not the first bisexual to preach against homosexuality in order to deflect suspicion about himself — and he won’t be the last.

  • November 6, 2006 - 7:51 am | Permalink

    When I read your comment, Jon, a couple of things came to mind. First, your description of George’s choosing to portray himself as some bohunkus he-man so-and-so reminds me a lot of George Allen. The image is totally made up, but they’ve created their own reality.

    Second, I didn’t read the Mark Crispin Miller book but I did read Kitty Kelly’s. And what you take from hers is not that the Bushes try to obscure their lineage, but that they never seem to be able to live up to it. H.W. and Barb made up for his lack of talent by being nasty and underhanded. Even after being chosen as Reagan’s running mate, they were constantly made to feel inferior by the Ron and Nancy, and Barb in particular has never gotten over it. W is not the exception to the Bush rule, he is the just best example of what a second-rate bunch of misfits and wanna-be’s they are. Jeb most definitely included.

  • November 6, 2006 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments.

  • Tom McCrady
    November 8, 2006 - 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I am a Republican, Viet Nam vet, who voted for the father, but did not vote for Junior. I considered junior a draft-dodger. I voted for Kerry. I support the recent comments of Kerry. 95% of our politicians were draft-dodgers, or did not see the importance of Military Service.

  • david grimsley
    May 9, 2007 - 11:05 am | Permalink

    george bush is gay because he don’t no how to fight a war he is a pussy

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  • November 20, 2007 - 6:22 pm | Permalink

    FYI-It is protocal that when the country is being attacked, if Washington DC is in danger, the President is taken to the SAC Airforce base in Omaha, NE where there is a command center 25 stories under the ground. What IS strange is that Bush was writing a speech in another room in the school after he left the classroom and no one was in a hurry to get him somewhere to be protected.

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