Saturday, June 09, 2007

More RGV (Republican Gay Values)

Americablog has an excellent post about Lindsey Graham, the senior senator from South Carolina; and how his service in the military may now be endangering the cohesiveness of his unit.

Now as closely as Howling Latina reads the news, somehow rumors of Graham's sexual orientation never found their way into her personal computer screen. True, when Graham was a mere House manager and blabbled on and on about the rule of law as it related to former President Bill Clinton's sexual misdeeds in practically every cable channel, 24/7, she found his voice and manner of walking more than a tad bit feminine.

But never bothering to learn whether Graham had ever been married, fathered any children, you know, the normal things you would expect a heterosexual male to have realized by the time he reaches his 40s and 50s, she did a little 'googling' today and learned that unlike Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Graham is still out there for some lucky gal/guy.

John Aravosis writes that he is simply "not comfortable having a US Senator serve active duty in Iraq as a 'colonel' when there has been persistent chatter about his sexual orientation and [questions arise as to] whether [his service] conforms to the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy."

Moreover, RPG (Republican gay values) "can't have it both ways," he notes:

The Republicans, and Senator Graham, can't have it both ways. Did the Pentagon investigate the rumors about Senator Graham's orientation prior to choosing to have him serve active duty? Doubtful. But the rumors are out there, and the Senator's very presence has been known to fuel such rumors, so it is not out of the realm of the possible that others with whom he served had the same questions. And once they have those questions, per Don't Ask Don't Tell, there is a threat to unit cohesion.
And this is no idle buzz. The chatter was once so loud that DeWayne Wickham of USA. Today wrote an op-ed back in December 2002; and a story thread on the subject also appeared on Sean Hannity's blog of Fox News.

Come out, come out, wherever you are....and watch where you place your hands, Big Boy.

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