Four More Top GOP Outings Could Be in the Offing

In the wake of closeted Sen. Larry Craig’s self-outing in an airport men’s room this summer, word from Washington says more revelations are coming about the secret sexual identities of two leading GOP senators, while two allegedly gay Republican congressmen are making headlines and drawing unwelcome attention to themselves, the timing of which could not be worse.

The senators are Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, from Kentucky. More about them below but first let’s look at two allegedly closeted members of the House, representatives Patrick McHenry and David Drier, who have been in the news lately.

Rep. Patrick McHenry’s Connection to Gay Murderer Confirmed

Rep. McHenry was one of the chief spinmeisters sent out by the House GOP leadership to do damage control after the outing of Rep. Mark Foley last year. McHenry was an interesting choice to spin away the leadership’s culpability in enabling Foley’s misbehavior because, like Foley, there have been persistent rumors about McHenry’s sexuality in the capitol and in North Carolina for years.

The rumors came to a boil in May when one of McHenry’s aides — who also shared digs with him — Michael Aaron Lay, 26, was indicted for voter fraud in North Carolina:

The indictment charges that [Lay] illegally cast his ballot in two 2004 Congressional primary run-offs in which McHenry was a candidate. The charges indicate that Lay voted in a district where it was not legal for him to vote.

At the time Lay was listed as a resident in a home owned by 32-year-old McHenry but campaign records indicate Lay’s paychecks were sent to an address in Tennessee. McHenry won the primary by only 86 votes. According to Gaston County, North Carolina District Attorney Locke Bell, Lay was indicted on Monday, May 7 by a local grand jury.

Now McHenry has been connected to the triple murder-suicide in Orlando last month in which the closeted gay former executive director of the Georgia GOP, Ralph Gonzalez, and his straight roommate, David Abrami, were shot by Jason Robert Drake, a gay ex-Marine.

Originally portrayed as a lover’s quarrel among the three men, recently developed particulars of the case have revealed Drake’s entanglement with a murder related to gay prostitution services in the Washington, D.C., area. It has also come to light that Rep. McHenry was an associate of Gonzalez and Gonzalez’ killer:

When I spoke to McHenry’s office about this they at first insisted they never heard of Drake then, confronted with specifics, admitted they know him. They refused to put Congressman McHenry on the phone. There is every indication that McHenry may have been one of the Republican elected officials who was using the services of the gay prostitution agency connected to Drake.

The North Carolina Conservative has more:

Another, more sinister motive [for the triple suicide-murders] has been put forth by several sources, including Reporters there say that Drake was associated with the owner of a gay escort service in the Virginia Beach area. The owners of that escort service are facing charges that they murdered the owner of a rival company catering to the gay community…

Sources tell The North Carolina Conservative that Drake volunteered on several Republican campaigns in western North Carolina, and was an associate of Congressman Patrick McHenry. Gonzalez is also believed to have been associated with McHenry in the past. Since being elected, McHenry has attempted to insure that all elected officials in his district are his supporters and cronies. This has caused a very nasty political war of attrition in the 10th District. Sources say that Drake worked on these campaigns as a surrogate of McHenry.

Aside from the gay angle, the murders of Gonzalez and Abrami have been tied to a suspicious suicide through Gonzalez’ connection to allegedly corrupt Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Florida. Gonzalez also worked with Christian politico Ralph Reed and Sheri McInvale, an indicted state pol in Florida.

Rep. David Dreier Gets Comfy Addressing Colombian Congress

Rep. Dreier, a senior House Republican was outed in 2004, but the public didn’t seem to notice. If he wants to keep it that way, he should avoid making a spectacle of himself, as he did last week in front of the Colombian legislature:

A U.S. congressman said on Thursday he meant no offense when he hoisted himself onto the lectern of Colombia’s lower house to address his Andean colleagues, some of whom were offended or simply amused by the faux pas.

Colombian newspapers carried pictures of Rep. David Dreier, a California Republican, sitting on top of the wooden podium and talking with local legislators on Tuesday while on an official visit…

“I have the highest regard for the Congress of Colombia,” Dreier told reporters in Bogota. “I meant absolutely no offense … I simply wanted to demonstrate my warm feeling and affection.”

Dreier was outed by Doug Ireland, who writes the column Direland in the LA Weekly, who was motivated by Dreier’s perfect record of voting against gay civil rights:

The “outing” was a result of Dreier coming under increasing scrutiny from gay rights groups because of what they characterize as an anti-gay voting record in Congress, which includes support of the Defense of Marriage Act, as well as votes against gay adoption, and against inclusion of homosexuality as a protected status in hate crime and employment discrimination legislation.

When Tom DeLay was removed as House Majority Leader in 2005, Dreier was Speaker Dennis Hastert’s pick to replace DeLay on an interim basis, but other House leaders quashed the move because Dreier is gay. The fact that Dreier is apparently happy to stay in a party that penalizes him because of who he is speaks volumes.

South Carolina Republicans Would Be Unhappy to Learn that Sen. Lindsey Graham Is Gay

If it were to come out that McCain’s Mini-Me, Sen. Graham, is gay, his chances of being reelected in South Carolina next year would drop to zero:

Lindsey Graham (R-SC), an unmarried/never married 52 year old with a funny, forced way of walking, has been far more fastidious with his homosexuality [than former Rep. Mark Foley was]. Again, “everyone” knows– except the voters in conservative South Carolina. Not that it doesn’t come up from time to time; people talk. In fact, the head of the Democratic Party in South Carolina said something when the effeminate Lindsey decided to run for Thurmond’s senate seat. “He’s a little too light in the loafers” to succeed Strom Thurmond. Graham got into a really queenie tizzy fit and loudly threatened to sue– although he didn’t. (They never do.)

Other famous never-married GOP figures in their 50s include White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice.

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Won’t Explain Why He was Expelled from the Army after 10 Days

Howie Klein reported last spring:

With Kentuckians growing more and more restless with their senator’s role in perpetuating the Bush Regime’s pointless “Stay The Course” agenda in Iraq, Mitch McConnell is facing a tough re-election battle next year. This has been exacerbated as it becomes more and more known that he has been a closeted gay man for decades while pushing an anti-gay agenda. He must be breathing a sign of relief today as the progressive group Americans United for Change has made its plans known that they will be tackling McConnell only on his role in advancing the Bush Regime’s war policies.

Klein told Counterpunch:

“Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s quick expulsion from the Army — for fondling a private’s privates — is finally being discussed in Kentucky.” He notes that McConnell, discharged after just 10 days in the Army in 1967, “has consistently prevented anyone from seeing his military discharge papers” but a Freedom of Information suit may bring them to light. (After the revelation of Craig’s arrest and confession, McConnell cosigned a statement with other top Republican legislators stating, “This is a serious matter” and indicating he is examining “other aspects of the case to determine if additional action is required.”)

As we noted last week, Republicans painted themselves into this gay corner when they formed their star-crossed coalition with Christian nationalists in 1979. It was never a good fit. Country club Republicans don’t generally care about discussing family values, and going to church is not the central focus of their lives — not hardly.

The GOP could find itself right back where it was after Watergate. Bush and his toadying to the Christian right have driven away the right-leaning independents. Without the support of the poor, dumbass so-called Christians, there aren’t enough country clubbers and anti-taxers out there to win a national election. Status quo circa 1977.

If the secret lives of any of these men are revealed as the election cycle ratchets up, the Christianists could well seek solace in a third party next year, leaving the GOP’s Washington elite literally without a base to stand on.

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  1. September 4, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    Four More Top GOP Outings Could Be in the Offing…

    In the wake of Sen. Larry Craig’s self-outing in an airport men’s room, four top Republicans may be vulnerable to having their alleged secret sexual identities revealed, including Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lindsey Graham and House…

  2. tpagy September 4, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

    As a proud gay man am so glad to see these self hateing Homosexuals are finally getting a taste of there own medicine.

  3. me September 4, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

    Whether you’re male or female, can you actually imagine sex with any of those pigs? The thought of it makes me want to puke.

  4. Greg Bacon September 4, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

    I’m not taking up the cause of the subhuman life form Mitch McConnell, but his habit of fondling other privates’ privates could be nothing more than someone trying to get out of doing a hitch in the Army and getting sent to South Vietnam.

    It only took one instance of this happening and getting caught to get one a Section 8 out of the Army and away from being used as connon fodder.

    But if there are other records of Mitch having the itch, then where there’s smoke, there’s fire… in McConnell’s eyes.

  5. Bill Dunn September 4, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    Steal an election, who cares. Steal a kiss from a pretty boy and the sky falls in.

  6. Maggie September 4, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

    Why are they being exposed now? Were these facts known about some of them in 2000 and 2004 as the Republicans were touting their “family values” superiority and castigating homosexuals with their anti-gay initiatives in key states during the elections? Maybe this would have had an impact on the outcome of those elections and maybe there would not have been an attack on 9/11 or a war in Iraq. It seems to me that most people hate hypocrisy.

  7. Erasmus September 4, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

    I used to be in Drier’s district. It has been an open secret for years that he is a gay caballero.
    He travels with his little retinue of boychiks who wear loafers with the heel thingees that click when they walk.

    I couldn’t care less who’s gay, who’s straight, but the hypocrisy of these GOP turds would make a maggot puke.

  8. GOPHater September 4, 2007 @ 10:04 pm

    Oh please, keep em coming!!! The hypocrisy party being outted. I love it!!

  9. TheDecider September 4, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

    Hopefully Jeff Gannon will reappear real soon to tell his story.

  10. John September 5, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    Im a straight married male…..No really, I am. Having said that, I’ve known for years that old Mitch McConnell is gay. Anyone who cant see that every time he slobbers into a mike is “Ray Charles” blind. As a matter of fact, I take it even further, Ive been saying this to my friends for years and I will say it again here..

    I would bet the home I live in that not only is he gay but he has a secret closet full of little boy’s underoos, spiderman, captain america, the whole collection.


  11. kev September 5, 2007 @ 12:52 am

    add Trent Lott to the list. in DC circles, he’s known to be a polesmoker. and don’t forget that he was a big mary sissyfag cheerleader in college. butched up his act when he entered politics. he’d keel over if he was ever publicly outed.

  12. ets September 5, 2007 @ 6:36 am

    Now hold on for just one second, there.

    Mitch McConnell’s “fondling” of another private’s privates in 1967 is entirely understandable. There was a war going on. Vietnam.

    The once and future senator was strking a blow for the anti-war movement.

    I say, bravo!

  13. Henk September 5, 2007 @ 7:16 am

    The McConnell “get out or Vietnam” angle struck me as well.

    “Hey, I didn’t grab that guy’s nuts because I’m gay, I did it because I’m a coward.”

    Either way he seems to fit quite nicely with the Republican crowd.

  14. hook September 5, 2007 @ 8:42 am

    C’mon what about BUSH, also a sissy cheerleader, his children were conceived via artificial insemination, Jeff Gannon was screwing him in the white house.

  15. Koop September 5, 2007 @ 9:25 am

    I watch the Senate and Congress on C-Span at times and the gay ones stand out very much from non gay. The people Rogers is threating to out are very gay as they speak. I see it their mannerisms behind the podium. Gay is as gay does. They cannot hide it.

    I see a storm on the horizon with the repigs. I predict that Bush all the way down to his lesser thans will be outed but only a few will actually be called on it by the press. The press loves storys like this because they have longevity to run on. Investigative reporters will be on this like flys on s— ! Proof is in the pudding and the pudding is about ready for serving. Oh, Karl ? Hey Condoeslie !

  16. Lorie S. Hawkins September 5, 2007 @ 9:36 am

    I am so happy about all of this, it could not happen to people more deserving than this bunch of thugs. Always disc-ing gays. Was this their way of covering what they were doing? Or was this what the right-wing christians wanted to hear? Whatever reason, I am just happy – soooo happy the truth has finally come to the surface. Jeff Gannon’s book is suppose to sell soon, I read someplace. Hopefully he will be able to tell us more about his 200+ nightly and daytime trips to the White House. I’m so excited I can hardly wait. The ole saying, “what goes around – comes around”, is certainly true. By the way, I am a straight person, but what others do, is their business. Only GOD can judge a person. The Rethugs should have left the judging to GOD.
    PS I truly, truly hope they get all of the exposure they truly, truly deserve. And it’s just in time.

  17. Elizabeth Schmitz September 5, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    from Schmitz Blitz:

    I am somewhat conflicted about the tactics of Rogers. The process of accepting and disclosing one’s gayness is very stressful and scary–you have to worry about rejection from the people you care about the most, and begin to deal with the changes that come with being identified as a gay American. When someone else outs you, you loose control over this very difficult process, and it adds to the emotional turmoil.

    What’s more, Rogers’ tactics create a new sort of McCarthyism targeting gays. It makes me somewhat uncomfortable to see again this kind of a witch hunt going on within the walls of our government.

    Those concerns noted, I ultimately support the outing of anti-gay politicians. These politicians take their own shame and self-hatred over being gay out on open gays who just want to live their lives with dignity (as opposed to finding sexual fulfillment through secret trysts in public restrooms and parks). To me, using your democratically elected office as a closet is an abuse of power, and we need people like Rogers to expose that.

  18. Madison September 5, 2007 @ 10:41 am


    Mike Rogers only outs Republicans whose voting record or whose work is damaging to the civil rights of gay people. There’s no McCarthyism in that. There are closeted gay Democratic politicians – the senior senator from Maryland is allegedly gay – but they don’t vote to do damage to the gay community. He has expressed no interest in outing these folks.

    The idea that outing closeted gay Republican pols who vote to hurt gay rights is McCarthyism is bandied about in rightwing talking points but don’t fall for it. The motive of these closeted pols is to gain the support of “values voters” on false pretenses.

    Ironically, Joe McCarthy himself was allegedly gay. In 1952, after he had established himself as the nation’s leading persecutor of gay people, a Nevada newspaper outed him. McCarthy, unmarried at age 47, quickly married a staffer and adopted a child.

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  20. Chabuka September 5, 2007 @ 12:03 pm

    Gay Old Politicians…..if they wouldn’t have got on their high horse and claimed themselves the party of morals and values..they wouldn’t be in this mess…..They can say what they want about Democratic “hypocrites” but it doesn’t work..the Dems never tried to claim the crown of morals as their own…if a Democrat is gay he will admit it and no one cares..the Dems don’t vote against gay rights….

  21. Chabuka September 5, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

    Hey come to think of it wasn’t old Bush a cheerleader in College too..(and a Nat’l Guard deserter)

  22. MaryinNC September 5, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

    What a great article… I’ve been reading about gay repubs for several yrs. Can not understand how they can preach so harshly against gays when so many of them are in the closet. But if it’s to sell your soul for a VOTE, then so be it.

    This conservative movement has been built on lies, deceit, trickery, biases (using fear to play to white men prejudices), and religion. A house built with sand dumes is destined to fall.

  23. theloneconsumer September 5, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

    Well, from another free republic blog, someone knows that the North Carolina phone call to the police about David Abrami’s whereabouts was from the girlfriend David was MOVING IN WITH. And now Drake’s ex wife is saying he was not gay..

    Suppose I told you in 2004 there was another MURDER of a Florida DOT inspector general investigating FEENEY and his client with millions in fraudulent overcharging YANG enterprises? He was killed two months before his daughter’s wedding. they said suicide for him in Valdosta Ga. Except a sheriff there LEAKED the crime photos, he was strangled, his arm slit, and a tornequet used to torture him. His name was Raymond Lemme.

    Before he was killed, he had an appt with the General counsel of Jeb bush’s Florida DOT. Lemme was also investigating TOLL ROAD FRAUD and overcharging of contracts….

    Since Yang enterprises, from the DOT employee and former Yang enterprise software writer-CLINTON CURTIS went before US Judiciary in sworn statements about software he was made to write that could manipulate votes in electronic voting machines, I think Ralph Gonzalez was murdered for what he knew. And the men were in the way.

    Gonzalez had a Strategum business partner that was TODD SCHNICK (2007 records), also with him when they were directors of GA Republican Party (under investigated REED as Chairman of GA) in 2001-2002. Then Ralph left for the Feeney campaign (2002).Schnick is in Ga, and all these great black Democrat voting areas in Ga started having White Republican wins. And Democrats have been challenging, like the rest of America, that the software was re-written and fixed in the Diebold machines to a default vote.

    Suppose the manipulation of our voting nationwide centers around what Ralph would have known, and Yang and Feeney have been in the Wash DC newspapers for the last month. And Diebold is not able to sell it’s voting machines because of the “problems”. Although they refuse to allow source code to be reviewed, citing company secrets. I think there is a connection. Do you???

  24. Richard Mishell September 5, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

    Arlen Specter is on Craig’s side in this deal, perhaps because the two of them are almost the only Republicans who are fighting Bush on the illegal wiretap business.

    Remember J. Edgar Hoover? Also a gay Republican. Notorious cross-dresser, too. He was head of the FBI for many years, and had secrets on everyone in Washington.

    I do believe that Karl Rove is the current J. Edgar Hoover.

    That said, it’s just possible that Craig was entrapped specifically on orders from higher up, as many people knew about his sexual habits while traveling. So if the Bush regime wanted to send a message to anyone else with the balls to stand up to them, this is how they did it.

    I’m not supporting Larry Craig, but Bush has gotten rid of his enemies in worse ways than this.

  25. TJ Colatrella September 5, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

    I suspect a lot of the Right Wing Tory Federalist Society Federal Judges and Prosecutors and members of the Justice Dept. are also gay..

    There seems to be something appealing for the most right wing pseudo conservative reactionary ideology that appeals to those who are less comfortable with their sexuality be it gay or straight..

    Many of the closeted gays are themselves self loathing and guilt ridden individuals so it easy for them a don the frock of the right wing ideology which is so set rigid and nothing more than rhetoric and a dialectic..and or script..!

    So many of those around Bush are suspect flawed warped individuals those in the White House Justice dept. and as we are seeing Congress and Senate as well..

    The university of Berkley did a recent study on this what it is in a gvine individual that makes them adopt this false persona of a so called “conservative”..

    It is some sort of pathology apparently..

    J Edgar Hoover, Roy Kohn, same bovine scatology, self hating gays who persecuted and ruined other gays..

  26. Robert September 6, 2007 @ 5:57 am

    Mike, I won’t be suprise if I read about you in the obits. You might end up in a one-car accident with no witnesses, drown in a swimming pool, or have a untimely heart attack. You have made powerful enemies my friend, and they play hardball. Watch Your Back.

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  28. anonymous September 6, 2007 @ 9:22 am

    i forgot about Ray Lemme

    what loneconsumer said

    the crimes are too thick to keep track of

    Paul Wellstone? anybody?

  29. SplendidOne September 6, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    I was on a ship in the Navy in 1968 and one night a large group (~12?) of guys got naked, sat in a circle on the deck in the sleeping quarters, and grabbed each others’ penises – just moments before the Bos’n came through on his nightly check.

    They were helicoptered off ship within days and all were discharged and back in the states shortly thereafter.

  30. TONY - Austin, TX September 6, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    Madison’s reasoning is flawed. Outing is only appropriate whenever Mike decides hypocrisy is involved?!?

    Outing is wrong, period dot.

    There are plenty of conservative, Gay Christians opposed to same-sex marriage or special class hate crimes legislation. That is not hypocrisy. That is a difference of opinion on public policy and political philosopy.

    We don’t expect all straight people to think alike. Why should we expect it of all gay people?

  31. Madison September 6, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

    Tony –

    It isn’t hypocrisy if they say, “I’m gay and I’m opposed to civil rights for people like me.” What is hypocrisy is when they hide their sexual identities and work to suppress the rights of gay people.

    Outing is always appropriate when there is deception involved. If, say, Tom Tancredo had illegal aliens on his payroll, I would think conservatives would want to know it. There’s no difference in that hypothetical and Larry Craig, David Dreier and Pat McHenry voting against gay rights in order to keep up the pretense that they are straight so that they can fool their constituents into continuing to vote for them.

    It’s also confusing that conservatives support the idea of secretly gay politicians posing as homophobic straight men in order to trick Christians and other not-so-bright people out of their votes.

  32. DinDC September 6, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    Tony – You just don’t get it.

    If some very twisted individual decides to beat the living crap out of me, merely because I am perceived to be gay, then that is a hate crime. A “special class” has nothing to do with it.

    If I cannot be at my partner’s bedside in hospital (Partner of more than a decade, I might add) just because I am not a “Family” member, that is wrong.

    These mean-spirited closet cases hurt gay people by pandering to the worst in people – Their ignorance and their fears.

    I say out them all.

    “Conservative, Gay Christian,” by the way, sounds contadictory.

  33. tpagy September 6, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

    tony I guess its ok for these people to hide behind there lies and hurt people who have done nothing but care about another humanbeing and i speak from experince as someone who was in a 12 yr loving and commited relaionship when my partner became ill and i was the one who took care of him bathing him and cleaning him up when messed himself and made certain he was taking his medicine hooked him up to a IV drip nitely and took him off of it in the morning before i had to leave to go to work and was the one with him when he died because his christian parents could’nt be bothered and then after that being asked why would i want to be present at his fineral and then to add insult to injury they had me removed from his life insurance that would have made my life tolerable but because I was not leagally recognized by law I lost everything that we had built together over 12 yrs so saying its wrong to out these people is pathetic.

  34. DinDC September 6, 2007 @ 3:38 pm


    I hope that you are doing well now after going through all that. I wish you all the best. That is horrific; no one deserves what you endured.

    Take care.


  35. Zeke September 6, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

    Don’t mind Tony. He’s one of them. This stuff scares the shit out of him. I’m glad.

  36. Brian Miller September 7, 2007 @ 1:33 am

    “There are closeted gay Democratic politicians – the senior senator from Maryland is allegedly gay – but they don’t vote to do damage to the gay community.”

    I’m delighting in the outing of the GOP hypocrites, but I also call bullshit. Barbara Mikulski, the “senior senator” in question, supported the DOMA.

    Mike Rogers is definitely partisan in his focus. While the GOP is richly deserving of having its hypocrites outed, the Democratic ones will never be outed by Rogers, because his primary goal isn’t bringing GOP hypocrites to account but rather boosting the Democratic Party.

    In fact, I daresay that I bet that Rogers is sitting on information about a number of Democrats, who were supporters of DOMA or Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, that he’ll never allow to see the light of day because it would hurt his own party.

    Hopefully some more independent folks will come forward to investigate these claims after the firestorm begins. I’d love to see a journalist ask “Senator Mikulski, as a gay woman, why did you vote to ban marriage equality?”

  37. Madison September 7, 2007 @ 6:47 am

    I stand corrected about Sen. Mikulski, whose vote in 1996 on DOMA I’d forgotten. However, yesterday on “Hardball,” Mike Rogers said he had three Democrats on his list. One of these may be Sen. Mikulski.

  38. timbertruth September 7, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    In an airport in Fla. back in the late 70’s, my flight was delayed. I struck up a conversation with the guy sitting next to me for a while and we talked about generalities which led to what he did for a living. He claimed to be an investigative journalist and sounded like one. I asked him about something my father had talked about which was that many children who are missing in the US have been put on the white slave market in and around D.C. This guy said it is very true and that when a child is missing, local police departments check air flights bound for D.C. right away. When I asked him why D.C., he said they are offered up to our congressmen and it is a lucrative business in D.C… many takers.

    I heard this same story again in the late 80’s from a neighbor from Minnesota. He said pretty much the same thing and noted Minnesota has many blue eyed blonde little boys because of their northern european heritage. And when one is missing the law heads for the airport. He said these little boys are the cream of the crop for the perverts. Pathetic!

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  40. Joe Bua September 9, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    This is just getting to be too much … FUN!

    I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.

    Lindsey, I’m particularly waiting for you. Come out, honey, the water’s fine.

    Or, we could just push you in that water. Your choice.

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  42. Wordsmith September 9, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

    Whether you’re male or female, can you actually imagine sex with any of those pigs? The thought of it makes me want to puke.

  43. Wordsmith September 9, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

    My comment was truncated! I was, however, in agreement with [Whether you’re male or female, can you actually imagine sex with any of those pigs? The thought of it makes me want to puke.
    Comment by me | Sep. 4, 2007, 1:00 pm]

  44. mystic September 9, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

    “Lindsey, I’m particularly waiting for you. Come out, honey, the water’s fine”.

    And make sure your two-piece bikini is in place,honey. And try not squealing and giggling so, dear,it’s so effeminate!

  45. bill September 9, 2007 @ 9:21 pm

    So, was mitch playing with a private’s privates because he is gay, or because he is a draft dodger??

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  47. Blunt Republican September 9, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

    Here’s a photograph of the Republican party’s platform statement:

  48. Dc-20008 September 10, 2007 @ 7:37 am

    Arlen Spector isn’t gay. He is having an affair with a Congressman from Massachusetts’ wife.

  49. GayRudy September 10, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    How about Rudy’s habit of cross-dressing?

    He is a one freaking bi!

  50. Vernon Huffman September 11, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    I don’t care what consenting adults do in privacy, even if it reeks of hypocrisy. Let’s focus on the real crimes of this cabal – aggressive war, disregard of the Bill of Rights, undermining democracy…

  51. v September 13, 2007 @ 5:36 am

    Lindsay Graham would certainly be interesting, isn’t he an officer in the resereve military?

  52. Ron September 13, 2007 @ 8:14 am

    Years ago, there was a story going around about Bush having a sexual relationship (during his time in the military) with a former mayor of Knoxville. That story was quickly hushed up.

    The possibility of more outings must have a lot of folks on the Hill shaking in their conservative boots.

  53. […] – The Harder They Fall (in the stall): Buzzflash has a nifty little feature, “GOP Hypocrite of the Week,” which gives a brief glimpse of the latest lying toad from the Party of God caught Red State-handed doing the Devil’s work. Last week they featured an item about Mike Rogers, the intrepid DC investigative journalist who has committed himself to outing “nasty, naughty” Republicans who vote against gay rights in public while indulging in gay sex in private. Rogers’ two biggest take-downs to date are cheesy teen molester Rep. Mark Foley and mega-hypocrite Sen. Larry Craig, whom he outed last year (look how long it took for the Big Media to catch up), but it seems some other prominent GOP politicos are about to face the music. Among 30 Republicans Rogers is investigating, the names of Rep. David Dreier (CA) and Rep. Patrick McHenry (VA) pop out. There have been rumors flying thick and fast regarding Dreier’s sausage packing for years, and pious Stalinist-Christian McHenry’s long been known as a king-size ‘jerkov.’ But there are big fish on another list by Howie Klein, two real whoppers: Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) and — wait for it — Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY Jelly), the Republican Senate Minority Leader and Gigantic GOP Asshole! Is it possible these two staunch homophobic Bush Christopublicans are stall-slammers of the Craig persuasion? Thank Gee and Jay for Rogers, Klein and Larry Flynt; between the three of them they’re doing the hard job the Big Media used to do before they decided endless reports of ‘he said, she said’ constituted journalism. BTW, here’s a two word hint for Mike’s next investigation: Sam Brownback. […]

  54. Ron September 13, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    Regarding that rumor about Bush and the Mayor of Knoxville:

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  55. Jon September 13, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    Ron: We have a story on Victor Ashe, too. It’s here.

  56. […] here is a bizarre story swarming blogtopia, laced with unconfirmed (and confirmed) sources that could lead to another Republican Sexual Hypocrite "outing" and scandal. First, some facts about the weird murder suicide in Orlando in late August that kicked off the whole matter:A Republican political consultant killed in an apparent double murder-suicide in Florida had worked extensively in Alabama politics including a controversial "Adam and Steve" campaign leaflet that parodied gay marriage. Ralph Gonzalez, 39, president of The Strategum Group, was found dead Thursday along with his roommate, David Abrami, 36, and a friend, Robert Drake, 30, according to The Associated Press. A motive has not been determined. Weapons and signs of a struggle were found in the house. … The Alabama Republican Legislative Committee in 2005 paid Strategum $3,144.06 to print a flier that accused a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives of supporting gay marriage. The flier depicted two smiling men on a porch holding hands with the caption: "Let Gloria Dolbare know God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!" The Orlando Sheriff’s deputies have not released a timeline or official motive — the bodies that were discovered had been dead for several days. Some articles at the time mentioned a gay love triangle, which caught the eye of several blogs. As Andy at Towleroad noted, Florida Today originally ran the story with the "Lovers’ fight may have sparked three deaths." He did a screen cap of it: The newspaper later scrubbed all references to the "lovers’ quarrel" from the report without comment. The fact that it gets even more GOP-scandalous – it also ties into a male escort service/prostitution ring – shows it is begging for additional investigation by the MSM, but no one seems to want to touch it. Drama Queen notes:In both Monday and Tuesday’s posts, my point was that it’s highly suspicious that the traditional media has basically ignored the Florida murder suicide: a sensational story that juicily combines fundamentalist Christian politicians and homosexual consultants, election software tampering and this potential tie to a gay porn-related murder in Pennsylvania.This story is potentially wilder than anything Larry Craig’s toe-tapping in an airport restroom. I have no idea what it all means since there are many still off-the-record sources. I’ll let Scrutiny Hooligans, Down With Tyranny and Pat Go Bye Bye tell the potentially sordid tale. BlueNC has been on the case for some time now as well. However, you might want to start here for an overview. More after the jump, including an on-the-record tie to a GOP congressman. pam :: Another GOP gay scandal brews in murder-suicide case? The events on the record are noteworthy enough for the MSM to investigate at this point, because the office of right-wing Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has gone on the record tying the pol to the shooting. Howie Klein, making a serious charge:As we mentioned yesterday, Drake, a former marine, also is alleged to have a strong relationship– both intimate and business/political– with right-wing Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC). When I spoke to McHenry’s office about this they at first insisted they never heard of Drake then, confronted with specifics, admitted they know him. They refused to put Congressman McHenry on the phone. There is every indication that McHenry may have been one of the Republican elected officials who was using the services of the gay prostitution agency connected to Drake. Our pals over at the BradBlog points out the connections between Florida’s ultra-corrupt, vote-tampering congressman, Tom Feeney, and Gonzalez and reports the threat to expose the list of Republican elected officials who were using the gay escort service.Where will it go? Who knows, but with a story of this potential magnitude, the mainstream news media, which has the resources to investigate and uncover whether the thick smoke does or doesn’t lead to fire, isn’t biting. *** Meanwhile, drop by The Pensito Review for a post on the next GOP closet doors that could be kicked open. While we’re on GOP topic, look at the yeoman work of this Blender, Tommy Korioth. He said he expected to spend a couple of hours working on a list of the Republican Culture of Corruption, but it took him 3 days. We’ve got to get this stuff into a searchable Conservative Values Monitor database again. Tags: GOP, Republican sexual hypocrites, Patrick McHenry, (All Tags) Print Friendly View Send As Email Another GOP gay scandal brews in murder-suicide case? | 5 comments by: you @ soon To post this comment click here: Otherwise click cancel. You must enter a subject for your comment the Gay Old Party! They are truly gift that keep on giving. Pam, this is simply an amazing and horrible story. I just surfed Howie, and can’t believe how convoluted and crazy the whole thing is. Do please stay on top of this one, and talk about it with the other cool kids out there. Mike Rogers and Michaelangelo S and John A, you’re already on top this, right? Pam’s House Blend:: Another GOP gay scandal brews in murder-suicide case? […]

  57. […] THE PINK SECTION: You’ll never catch me repeating gossip … so you better be sure and listen close the first time. (Listen to what Pam Spaulding had to say on the radio machine, too.) […]

  58. Lorie Price September 29, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    Does this mean Democrats are finally going to reform all their programs that oppress gay people?

    After years of paying over 12% of my income in FICA taxes I nsure wish my partner and her kids could receive social security survivor benefits like all my heterosexual siblings do?

    Why am I a tax slave? Less than? A 2nd class citizen?

  59. dan October 4, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    The White House Chief of Staff, Josh Bolten,is surely a candidate, what with his hobby of taking and collecting photos of his boss’s hands and his vacation home in gay-friendly Key West. He is even listed in the telephone directory.

  60. chris January 9, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

    You hit the nail on the head with that last paragraph, I’ve never quite figured out what the problem with the Republican Party is and I think you’ve got it. It also should be a red flag to the Christian right that they are being used for votes.

  61. […] I thought I’d take the time and just throw this juicy little nugget from Pensito Review out there. Now, those of you reading this are, by now, not shocked by the almost […]

  62. Gavin Genre March 28, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    In einem Board wurde dieser Post verlinkt und dadurch bin ich auf deinem Blog gelandet. Normalerweiße bin ich nicht so der Blog Leser sondern lieber in Foren unterwegs, aber wie ich es jetzt bei deinem Webblog gesehen habe koennen Blogs doch auch ganz infornativ sein. Vielleicht aendere ich ja irgendwann meine Meinung und bin irgendwann lieber auf Webblogs als auf Foren unterwegs :).

  63. […] “closeted” gay Republicans who repeatedly “cave in” to the Democrats at the 11th hour for fear of being outed. Recall Sen. Mark “Gay-face” Kirk’s switcheroo vote to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t […]

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