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September 28, 2005

Indicted

Tom Delay has been indicted and has stepped down from his Majority leader position. Dennis Hasterst has picked David Dreier of California to replace him. The only thing I’ve ever heard about Dreier is that he’s been the target of an outing campaign. The article I link notes:

Dreier can probably survive outing in his district and be re-elected, and it won’t hurt him much with Arnold and his cronies either. But Dreier’s days as a key member of the ultra-homophobic Hastert-DeLay House GOP leadership may be numbered.

Yep. Numbered.

Posted by Karol at 02:04 PM |
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But the truth is: real prejudice, real homophobia–real hatred for gayness–comes from “outers” themselves, who reveal private gay lifestyles their enemies as if there were something wrong with those lifestyles.

Posted by: Dorian Davis at September 28, 2005 at 2:23 pm

They should have gone with Blount as opposed to a supporter of big goverment, open borders and part of our hard earned salaries going to support illegal aliens who should not be here. But why should we expect conservative values from the Republcian leadership ?
While I agree with this sentiment if this is a private affair, this guy has been accused of having an affair with his chief of staff who is on his payroll. That’s a little troubling .
Up next….Bill Frist for doing a Martha Stewart ?

Posted by: Von Bek at September 28, 2005 at 2:33 pm

Looks like they went with Blunt and Dreier

Posted by: ken at September 28, 2005 at 4:36 pm

The Politics of Outing

It is a golden rule, universally acknowledged among my gay partners in crime, that the pettiest, cruelest thing one can do is out a closeted homosexual. It’s a dictum taken so seriously, that violation threatens immediate excommunication from our cir…

Posted by: Prism Warden at September 28, 2005 at 5:29 pm

“But Dreier

Posted by: Von Bek at September 28, 2005 at 9:57 pm

I am skeptical that Dreir sharing responsibilities with Blunt has anything to do with his sexual preference. Doc Hastings (R-WA) would have become Rules Chairman in Dreier’s place, meaning the Ethics Committee would be shook up. I don’t think Republicans want a big shake up in anthing more. Delay may or may not come back to a leadership position but why make more of a jigsaw to puzzle together if he does?

Posted by: Taleena at September 29, 2005 at 11:21 am

The GOP leadership has a fear of sameness?

Posted by: zetetic at September 30, 2005 at 5:14 pm
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