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- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
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According to well-known blogger Michael Rogers of BlogActive.com, Ken Mehlman, the erstwhile chairman of the Republican National Committee and campaign manager for George W. Bush's 2004 reelection effort, is set to come out of the closet as gay in a column that's been scheduled to be published online. Rogers asserts that Mehlman will come out in a column by Mark Ambinder on the website of The Atlantic.
This is something that the Republican Party has been covering up for many years. Prior to the election in 2004, GOP operatives called 2 New York papers and urged them not to publish information that Mehlman was gay. And gay papers across the nation have been after Mehlman for quite some time, because the Republican party ran extensive anti-gay campaigns over the years.
Now a major architect of the anti-gay GOP strategy is choosing to come out of the closet. For one, I applaud Mehlman for finally being honest and coming out. I am sure that this is a load off his mind, and that he feels much better. But this also shows that the GOP does not have the market cornered on so called morality issues. They are just as human as the Democrats. Maybe Mehlman and Barney Frank can now discuss issues such as gay marriage out in the open, over a couple of beers.
Ken Mehlman - An honest guy, and it didn't take foot tapping in an airport men's room to just be yourself. Kudos to you, Ken. You and the Republican party are that much better off because of your honesty. A little late is better than never.
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