View Full Version : Former Bush campaign chief tells magazine he's gay

tony hipchest
10-10-2010, 04:17 PM

Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay, The Atlantic magazine's politics editor reported Wednesday.


Behind-the-scenes advocacy
The Atlantic said that in off-the-record conversations, Mehlman previously voiced support for civil unions and beat back Republican officials' efforts to attack same-sex marriage. He insisted, too, that Bush "was no homophobe," The Atlantic said. He often wondered why gay voters never formed common cause with Republican opponents of Islamic jihad, which he called "the greatest anti-gay force in the world right now."

Mehlman told The Atlantic that he could not, as an individual Republican, go against the party consensus as it stepped up anti-gay initiatives. He said he was aware that Karl Rove, Bush's chief strategic adviser, worked to make sure that anti-gay initiatives and referenda would appear on November ballots in 2004 and 2006 to help Republicans.

well good for him.

and here i always thought the republicans were champions for gay rights... :rolleyes: (atleast thats what the "old guard" ribrubs tried to convince this board)

10-10-2010, 07:26 PM
http://mindprod.com/politics/bushismsgay.html#KINKY :chuckle:

10-11-2010, 03:23 PM
how sad that this guy had to deny who he was He could have helped gays instead of being with those intolerant aholes