March 19, 2005

Leftist Bloggers ask the IMPORTANT Questions: Is Ken Mehlman Gay?

Raw story:

GQ Magazine details the outing campaign of gay blogger Mike Rogers (also editor of RawStoryQ) in a 3,100 word spread in this month’s issue, now on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles, RAW STORY has learned.

The piece, which includes a first-ever denial that the chairman of the Republican National Committee Ken Mehlman is gay–a fact contested by many reporters and others close to the Mehlman himself–is sure to spark a new firestorm of debate over whether outing those who oppose gay civil rights is appropriate.

“Ken Mehlman is not gay,” Steve Schmidt, a senior official of the Bush campaign and a friend of Mehlman’s told Jake Tapper, an ABC News correspondent who wrote the piece for the magazine. Scmidt who refers to Rogers as a “bottom dweller.”

Mehlman has not responded to previous requests for comment on his sexuality from any publication.

RAW STORY previously reported that during the Republican National Convention in New York, Schmidt intimidated two New York newspapers from printing a story questioning Mehlman’s sexuality. Schmidt also allegedly called the sources that had spoken to Mike Rogers, who had been ready to go on the record about their experiences with the then-Bush-Cheney campaign manager. Mehlman was also outed by a progressive radio talk show host late last year.

AmericaBLOG’s John Aravosis, who is gay and publicly questioned whether Mehlman might be gay last year, said he was surprised a Bush campaign official would deny Mehlman was gay.

“If he’s now heterosexual, I’d like to know why he’s single at 38,” Aravosis told RAW STORY. “Because we’ve heard nothing about girlfriends, we’ve heard nothing about marriage, we’ve heard nothing about nothing–and he’s bashing [us] about gay marriage? Because he doesn’t seem like much of a defender of marriage himself.”

That's not the way Ann Coulter tells it!

I wonder if John Aravosis will publish photos of Ken Mehlman's C*CK? Cause, you know, there's nothing that settles the Social Security reform debate better than a nine-inch Republican MAN-SHAFT.

Rob at Say Anything in his best Jeff Goldstein voice says about the article:

After all, we can’t let these Republicans escape the hypocrisy of their private sexual lives. Your political leanings absolutely must hinge upon your choice in sexual partners.
Indeed. Do you think it's time to break out the Gannon-bell again??

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:31 PM | Comments |