REPORT: KEN MEHLMAN LEAVING AS RNC CHAIRMAN
Not-so-big surprise, since Ken has long been suggested as a gay-in-sheep's-clothing while Rethugs were making gay rights a big wedge issue with their conservative base. Many of us have just been waiting for the right-wing, especially after the disastrous Mark Foley and Ted Haggard scandals, to purge themselves of their gay staffers. The irony is that the party of inclusion, the Democrats, will/have benefited from these revelations, when we don't even consider them political fodder. From our point of view, the sexual orientation of political candidates and staffers isn't relevant. Would you ask a (supposedly) heterosexual to declare the details of his or her sex life? Of course not. But Republicans themselves, and the rightist Christianists who champion them, have made sexual orientation a political issue.
Hat tip to Mikevotes. And to blogActive.
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