Note: Just a reminder that all opinions expressed in posts authored by me at Gay Patriot and my own blog are mine alone. Bruce and Dan are free to give their own comments on the following story as they see fit. Or not.
I usually ignore taunts directed my way by liberals bloggers, especially ones I’ve never even heard of before like NGblog. This particular blogger is practically giddy about the “outing” of Mark Buse, Senate chief of staff to Republican presidential nominee John McCain. However, since I noticed the link and have a little time tonight, why not?
My reaction in a nutshell: meh.
Buse doesn’t seem to me to have been closeted, but as far as I’m aware his sexual orientation was known by family, friends and co-workers. Most importantly, in this specific instance, to his boss: Senator McCain, who appears to not have cared at all. The only ‘story’ here is once again unhinged liberal activists are engaging in gutter politics, a regular practice for them. Did they really think I needed yet another example of why the Democrats and their rabid partisans need to be kept out of the White House? Naaaah. Thanks, but such was completely unnecessary. Oh and the Religious Right folks we both sharply criticize are having a bout of Palinmania at the moment, so sorry guys but I doubt this will even register a blip on their radar. Nice try though.
Contrary to the accusations of NG and other lib bloggers, McCain is hardly “anti-gay” or “homophobic”. He is indeed a man from a different era in terms of gay rights, which readers at both blogs know I have had no problems harshly disagreeing with. John McCain isn’t perfect by any means but something he seems to have, which these folks clearly lack, is personal integrity and character. Mr. Buse’s “ex”, who helped “out” him, would seem to be missing such attributes as well, which is probably why he is his “ex”. If McCain harbored any animus towards homosexuals I seriously doubt Buse would have been employed by him for so long. I also doubt that McCain would have taken such a public stand in support of former Congressman Jim Kolbe or Neil Giuliano, the former mayor of Tempe, Arizona, who currently heads GLAAD.
So my reaction again is simply, meh. These folks are not worth further attention. I regret that Mr. Buse has to endure this nonsense, but he is a big boy and can take care of himself in the political world. Let them have a jolly good time thinking that they’ve ‘exposed’ McCain’s ‘hypocrisy’ while their antics will repulse most voters. This also does nothing to answer our main concern with Obama: his complete lack of experience and inability to effectively act as Commander-in-Chief. So have ‘fun’ for now boys and we’ll see you at the polls in November!
— John (Average Gay Joe)
[UPDATE FROM BRUCE (GayPatriot):Â I couldn’t agree with John more.Â Who cares.Â My only additional thought to add is this:Â “Why do Liberals hate gays so much that they constantly trash our community?”Â Â Very self-loathing if you ask me.]