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Blog Picks for the Week

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 9:56 am - October 20, 2006.
Filed under: Blogging

There are two very good blogs that have come to my attention recently.

The first is a new blog from former Washington Blade editor, Chris Crain — CitizenCrain.  Chris has always been a reasoned voice especially in the bile of the American gay media.  He has a realistic, yet balanced view of gay American politics.  It is just too bad we lost him to South America!

Chris takes on the Gay Outing Witchhunt in many his most recent posts (here and here).

But there’s another, even more plausible theory, that the mainstream media is afraid to suggest and the lefty blogosphere is too busy salivating for Hastert’s blood to be bothered with.

So far, there are five individuals who’ve been named as having substantial information over the years about Foley’s misconduct: Palmer and Van Der Meid on Hastert’s staff, Trandahl, former Foley Chief of Staff Kirk Fordham, and retiring Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona.  Three of the five — Trandahl, Fordham and Kolbe — are openly gay, though only Kolbe was truly “out” in the media.  The other two — Palmer and Van Der Meid — are widely rumored to be gay. And, as the world learned earlier this month, Foley himself is gay.

These six mostly-closeted, gay Republicans, if in fact they are all gay, would form the “thin pink line” I’ve written about before in the early days of this blog.   


Part of the problem lies with [Mike] Rogers if he “refuses to name his sources,” as the Spokesman-Review reported. Even if Rogers made a deal to protect the anonymity of those sources, he should encourage them to talk to the Spokesman-Review on the same condition. If the evidence is so overwhelming, as Rogers claims, then let it speak for itself — or, in this case, them speak for themselves.

The next pick is one that Dan brought to my attention — The Western Seminarian.

Blog Profile: The Western Seminarian

Location: Somewhere, North East, United States

I am ‘in process’ with a mainstream American denomination. I work in the financial industry. My education, up till now, has been in the hard sciences. You might find I look at some things differently.

You have to love a guy whose blogroll includes categories like “Rainbow Republicans” and who also counts Michelle Malkin, Atlas Shrugs and Little Green Footballs on his “daily reads”.

Both will be officially added to the GayPatriot Blogroll today!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. But there’s another, even more plausible theory, that the mainstream media is afraid to suggest and the lefty blogosphere is too busy salivating for Hastert’s blood to be bothered with.

    On a somewhat related note, the Mainstream Media is desperate to prove their legitimacy in an era of talk radio and blogs. Therefore, they have gone entirely into the tank for Democrats. Everything… the Foley Scandal, the absurdly overplayed George Allen ‘Macaca’ scandal, the calls for Hastert to resign … coupled with completely ignoring Scary Greid’s financial shenigans, mob ties, and tax evasion… lead me to conclude that the mainstream media thinks it can reclaim its former glory by throwing these mid-terms to the Democrats.

    Comment by V the K — October 20, 2006 @ 10:27 am - October 20, 2006

  2. I wonder why he moved to South America…

    Oh, that’s right. In the words of Republican congressional candidate Vernon Robinson, Crain wanted to “import” a homosexual. Well, it’s good the Congress hasn’t allowed that!

    Comment by Chase — October 20, 2006 @ 12:33 pm - October 20, 2006

  3. Doesn’t everybody read Malkin and LGF daily?

    Comment by rightwingprof — October 20, 2006 @ 1:27 pm - October 20, 2006

  4. Malkin definitely, along with and the Drudge Report.

    And of course, my weekly fix of Ann Coulter. Gotta love it!

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — October 20, 2006 @ 3:37 pm - October 20, 2006

  5. Wonderful advice from the hypocritical Chris Crain who squelched his own staff’s well-sourced outing of Ken Mehlman and then, when publicly confronted (by Blogactive, as I recall), rushed to write an embarassing outing story himself.

    Do you think maybe there’s a reason Crain was moved out of Window Media and a reason why his blog is not running on any of the WM’s newspaper sites?

    Comment by jonathang — October 20, 2006 @ 7:21 pm - October 20, 2006

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