Yeah, I said it. My apologies to the regular readers of this blog who are offended by my gutter language but there is no other way to express my contempt for former Republican National Committee chairman and Bush/Rove flunky Ken Mehlman for coming out of his gay closet.
Today on the news I listened and watch Christopher Barron of GOP Proud say "Ken Mehlman showed great courage by coming out." Excuse me? Great courage? Great courage is coming out when it makes a difference. Great courage is not coming out when the coast is clear.
David Roberts, who is gay himself, was anchoring the MSNBC show that I was watching today. He was interviewing the same Christopher Barron that I mentioned before. He asked Mr. Barron why Ken Mehlman did not respond to his request for an interview. I know that answer to that question. Ken Mehlman did not respond to his request for an interview because he is still a coward. Mehlman thinks he can do one fund raiser and his conscience is clear.
The damage the Ken Mehlmans of this world do is vast and unrecoverable. How many gays and lesbians have been beaten and killed because they chose not to live in a closet? They are the courageous ones. Not a mealy mouthed apologist for the hate driven Republican campaigns that brought the Bush/Rove disaster to the White House. How many gays have lost their livelihood because they were truthful about who they were instead of selling their soul for the almighty dollar? How many have been kicked out of the military by the absurd Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy that is still in effect today?
When you think courage think Matthew Shepard. Ken Mehlman is human flotsam.
Ken Mehlman give prostitution a bad name.
Am I mad? You're damn right I'm mad.