One of our favorite bloggers has just reported that John McCain's Chief of Staff, Mark Buse, is an openly gay man. Mike Rogers has the details.
After I finish shuddering that yet another talented queer person is lending themselves to a virulently anti-gay agenda, I'll be with you. Western Pennsylvania was home to two of 'em … working for Santorum and Hart. To my knowledge, we have no openly gay people working for Democrats. But then we only have one openly gay Democrat anyway, right? Do two national staffers trump one City Councilman? Hmmm.
Anyway, Mark Rogers and Mike Signorile have all the proof. Buse is a big flaming homo. Mark suggests that the American LGBTQ community take action to thank the right wingnuts for supporting a candidate with an openly gay senior staff person. Actually, that's not a bad idea.
Granted, it shouldn't be a big deal. And there are those who fear this will spin McCain as an inherently decent gay-friendly guy who hires one talented, educated white gay man even as he votes against what's good for the rest of us. Like marriage and employment protections and immigration rights. And serving openly in the military. Yes, there probably are people who will use this as a reason to vote their pocketbook. If they still have one.
Others worry that this is the sort of sexual witch hunt that we deplore. Who cares who Buse is sleeping with! Except, that he's sort of having his cake and eating it, too. That's not okay with me.
Finally, there's the argument that no one cares. That no one cared abour Robert Traynham (Santorum's gay). Except Santorum lost. So maybe some people did care that he was a big fat hypocrite.
Homos working for McCain are like women working for Palin. WTF?