1. JasonW says:

    Ken Mehlman gay? I haven’t heard that one before. But I could care less if they’re gay, if the other issues they speak on are conservative.

  2. HSC Republican says:

    He gave a great speech this morning! I think Ken is making a great leader for this party. It does not matter if he is stright/gay. What matters is he knows his stuff and made sure Bush was re-elected!

  3. John Galt says:

    Ken Mehlman is a shill for the moderate wing of the GOP. He has never met an illegal alien or spending bill he did not love.

  4. MorganCoGOP says:

    I don’t think he’s gay. Here’s what Wikipedia had to say, so take it with a grain of salt.

    “Mehlman is Jewish, a fact which he has sometimes cited to counter criticism of lack of diversity in the Republican Party. He lives in Washington, D.C. and has never been married. In response to public questions about his sexual orientation, Mehlman initially declined to answer questions about his personal life but in May 2006, he denied being gay, adding that the rumors have impacted his dating life.”

  5. JasonW says:

    Wait, What? You mean wikipedia isn’t factual? Dammit, I’m voting for Mark Taylor now. j/k 😉

  6. Demonbeck says:

    Bill Simon said,
    July 28, 2006 @ 10:59 am

    “Ken Mehlman? Isn’t he gay? Why are Republicans waking-up early to attend a speech by a gay Republican?”

    What’s with you and declaring people gay?

  7. Bull Moose says:

    In GA-12, Barrow in Tight Race with Burns
    In Georgia’s 12th congressional district, former Rep. Max Burns (R-GA) is pursuing a rematch with Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), who unseated him in 2004. According to a new Public Opinion Strategies (R) poll (via Daily Kos), Barrow holds a nominal lead, 44% to 43%, but well within the 4.9% margin of error.

    CQ rates the race as Leans Democratic.

  8. Demonbeck says:

    I think he is insinuating that John Barrow is gay…or maybe that he’s gay himself…or perhaps that he’s gay for John Barrow.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  9. Bill Simon says:


    I’ve hung around this site so long that I’ve been infused with the apparitions of Debbie and the Bill Stephens’ supporters who declare that everything bad that happens to them (or their candidates) is due to their opponents being concilatory to gays…as if there’s something wrong with that.

  10. UnknownTruths says:

    Ken did give a good speech this morning…stating that yet again we are at a cross roads and a few key points on why Max needs to be elected.

    1. Barrows first vote in Congress would be for Pelosi to be Speaker of the House
    2. Pelosi has stated that the political pullout date for Iraq has already passed.
    3. We are at a cross roads again, the first was with Truman and the Cold War, the second with Reagan and the Economy, and now today with the war on global terror. Barrow would vote for Pelosi therefore voting for a cut n run strategy in Iraq.
    4. This is the tightest race there is for a congressional seat…it is also one that if Max wins Ken feels strongly that Republicans will keep control of the House.

    On another note, How many in the closet gays do we have here on this board…normally those that point it out first or call someone out is normally the gay one hiding……….ask Lance Bass.


  11. GetReal says:

    You guys are dreaming if you think Barrow is vulnerable. The new district is just about as Democratic as the old one, and if Max Burns couldn’t hold on as an incumbent with Bush killing Kerry at the top of the ticket, he’s not going to win as a challenger in a year like this.

  12. JasonW says:

    The new district is not in anyways as Democratic as the old one. With Athens written out of the district, it is much more conservative. And yes, Barrow is vulnerable. With an incumbent leading by only one point in the poll in as you said, a “liberal” district, that shows vulnerability.

  13. IndyInjun says:

    Burns is toast, because fiscal conservatives cannot stomach his profligate spending habits. Electing a man like Max a second time, after he totally abandoned the central precepts of his party and the balanced budget plank in the Contract with America during his first term, is like appointing a known arsonist as fire chief.

    Meanwhile Barrow voted to extend the GOP tax cuts.

    Which one is the REAL conservative.

    Frankly, I cannot tell.

  14. LINDA says:


    Whatever his sexual orientations may be, he is a comfort to the Log Cabin Republicans, see article linked. Especially the last quote of the article. Basically, I do not care what Ken does or not do in his private life. That is between Ken and God. Don’t ask Don’t tell, and don’t push values onto a society that lives by another code of morals and values. This is a grand way to grow the big GOP tent, right. Grow it and grow it into a tyrannical dictatorship.

  15. pulease says:

    Since when were red-blooded, teeth-gnashing, gay-bashing, personal-freedom-hating, moral zealots like today’s Republican Party NOT concerned about a human being’s personal life as a significant part of their value to society?

    HSC sees Kenny’s greatest accomplishment as getting Bush re-elected in 2004 and is willing to overlook his personal taste in date partners. I’m sure that HSC was (like all other Republicans) able to see past President Clinton’s MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE ACTS and see the good that he contributed as well. Or…maybe no….

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