Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ken Mehlman (Finally) Comes Out

Was there every any question?

Ken Mehlman, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and the former campaign manager for George W. Bush's 2004 re-election bid, has told his family and colleagues that he is gay, according to The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder.

From Ambinder's report:

"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life," Mehlman said. "Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I've told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they've been wonderful and supportive. The process has been something that's made me a happier and better person. It's something I wish I had done years ago."
Mehlman would like to play a greater role as an advocate for same-sex marriage. Well good for him, but his announcement does nothing to negate the years he spent getting anti-gay, anti-women, anti-anything progressive Republicans elected. If Mehlman truly wants to play a "greater role" he needs to work for the defeat of ALL the mean-spirited, hate-filled members of his own party.


Extra...Extra...Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman: "I'm gay"
from Pam's House Blend


Fran said...

I hate political expediency.

BAC said...

I agree.


Alicia Morgan said...

I hate hypocrisy.

BAC said...

Alicia, see above!