Although, in the month of May, I had blogged extensively about Richard Grenell, I had not met the man until last night (though we may have crossed paths at the 2008 Log Cabin Convention in San Diego–which we both attended).
My friend Bridget Johnson, invited Ric, Greg Hernandez and myself to join her for cocktails while she was in LA as part of her work for pjmedia. He a wonderfully nice and very witty man and, like many gay Republicans, comfortable in his skin, out in both communities.
Save for one comment he made, I did not ask his permission to quote him on anything and will respect the social nature of our get-together. That comment was something I had found absent in the legacy media’s coverage of his departure from the Romney campaign.
Ric pointed out that, “not one elected Republican criticized me.
Does seem to call into question that whole media narrative about an intolerant Republican Party. No wonder that fact didn’t get much coverage.