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IT?S OUTING SEASON! (Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski, been outed?)
NEW YORK PRESS ^ | 7/7/2004 | Michelangelo Signorile

Posted on 07/07/2004 11:39:03 AM PDT by carlo3b

 
IT’S OUTING SEASON!  (Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski, just been outed?)

Ready for the federal marriage amendment?

By Michelangelo Signorile

As the July 12 date nears for a vote on the federal marriage amendment, an outing panic has gripped Washington's political and media circles. Some gay activists have vowed to expose those closeted members of Congress who are supporting the amendment, as well as the closeted gay staffers of any member backing it. And it's not only right-wing Republicans who should be on notice. After initially indicating that she would vote against the constitutional amendment that would make gays and lesbians into second-class citizens, Sen. Barbara Mikulski's opposition to the amendment appears to have gone into the closet: Now that a vote is near, the Maryland Democrat—who is up for reelection in November—is suddenly not returning reporters' phone calls seeking her intentions on the vote, nor is she issuing any statements on the matter.

Mikulski's position on same-sex marriage isn't the only thing in her closet: The sexual orientation of the forever-unmarried 67-year-old has been an open secret for many years. But Mikulski has apparently always worried about what her working-class Democratic base in Maryland might think of her sexual orientation, making her irrationally petrified of ever discussing it (except to make heterosexual allusions).

These fears have made Mikulski less than a champion of gay rights, perhaps lest anyone think she might be gay herself. Back in the 80s, when Mikulski was first running for the Senate, the Republicans brought in as her opponent none other than the nasty anti-feminist Linda Chavez—the columnist and pundit who years later would drop out as George W. Bush's Labor Secretary nominee amid a scandal over her having paid her housekeeper off the books. During the Senate campaign, Chavez engaged in her own bit of gay-baiting, accusing Mikulski of being a "San Francisco-style Democrat" who should come "out of the closet." She also attacked Mikulski for hiring an Australian feminist academic, Teresa Mary Brennan, as a congressional aide in 1981, and went after Mikulski for supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, charging that the ERA would "open up the whole question of homosexual marriage."

It had been widely reported that Brennan, at the time of her employment, was living with Mikulski at her Fells Point home for two months. Chavez's campaign manager told reporters that in the final two weeks of the campaign, tv commercials would focus on Mikulski's relationship with Brennan. Mikulski's response was to go gaga over a hunky guy at a campaign event.

"Are you single?" the short, squat Mikulski asked a body shop owner in the crowd. "Give me a call after the election. I won't be so busy then."

(As far as I'm concerned, Mikulski opened up her private life that day, implying that she certainly had a sexual orientation, though trying to make us believe it was of the heterosexual variety.)

Mikulski won the election by a wide margin, but she learned that she'd always be gay-baited, so it was perhaps best to vote against gays. This strategy seemed to culminate in 1996 when Mikulski voted in favor of the wretched Defense of Marriage Act, incurring the wrath of gay activists. At a Barnes & Noble in Chelsea that year—promoting a mystery novel she'd co-written, called Capitol Offense—Mikulski was confronted by several gay activists and journalists, including me.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypress.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: actup; fma; gay; homo; homosexual; homosexualagenda; mikulski; prisoners; terrorist
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To: johniegrad

PHOTOSHOP PHOTOSHOP !!! She's really holding a banjo......errr never mind that was the other socialist !

Stay Safe !


61 posted on 07/07/2004 12:24:08 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: mountaineer

Good thing Gephardt didn't get selected as VEEP wannabe.....that crowd doesn't look as if it likes Dick at all.

Stay safe !


62 posted on 07/07/2004 12:26:23 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: TXBSAFH

Why don't the real life lesbians ever look like the ones on the porno sites?

2 outed lesbo's live down the road from me and make Barbara M. look like Anna Kourkanova(sic)


63 posted on 07/07/2004 12:27:28 PM PDT by superiorslots
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To: dirtboy

Monosexual...!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


64 posted on 07/07/2004 12:27:51 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Grampa Dave

why do you think the gigolo picked edwards...(/sarcasm)


65 posted on 07/07/2004 12:28:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Awwwwh Gheeesh ! Two Turdburglers working a crowd !

Damn....just damn !!

Stay safe Dave !


66 posted on 07/07/2004 12:29:38 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: superiorslots

I do not know but if all women looked like this cow I would join the priesthood.


67 posted on 07/07/2004 12:30:28 PM PDT by TXBSAFH (Power corrupts..... Absolute power can be fun.)
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To: carlo3b

"Phil, I'm a gay man and a gay journalist . . ."


68 posted on 07/07/2004 12:32:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: steveo

Introducing the new Atkins spokes-group...


69 posted on 07/07/2004 12:35:09 PM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Forth now! And fear no Darkness!!")
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To: steveo

Were they announcing a new circus act???


70 posted on 07/07/2004 12:50:53 PM PDT by raybbr (My 1.4 cents - It used to be 2 cents, but after taxes - you get the idea.)
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To: carlo3b

Ms. Barbara Mikulski also made the list a few years ago of the most disagreeable, tempermental congresspeople. She's a fiery hellion....she may be a homo, but "gay" doesn't describe her demeanor.


71 posted on 07/07/2004 12:53:30 PM PDT by AuntB ("Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is our problem!" Ronald Reagan)
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To: carlo3b

Am I weird for not giving a crap about who f#$ks who?


72 posted on 07/07/2004 12:56:22 PM PDT by jmc813 (Help save a life - www.marrow.org)
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To: douglas1

I'm trying to figure out why most Democrats will vote for anyone they can label "sexy"....but still vote for a troll like that. She looks like she'll be more at home under a bridge.


73 posted on 07/07/2004 12:57:51 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: South40

Mikulski reminds me of Regis Philbin in drag. FUGLY WOMAN.


74 posted on 07/07/2004 12:58:23 PM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: carlo3b

The real scandal here is that Sen. Mikulski's age has just exceeded her IQ. This woman is barely coherent.


75 posted on 07/07/2004 1:00:06 PM PDT by Tallguy (Liberals make my head hurt...)
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To: hellinahandcart; NYC GOP Chick; cyborg; shezza; Trueblackman; Pippin; George Frm Br00klyn Park; ...

I see that your adopted state is trying to embarrass itself down to New Yawk levels ;-).


76 posted on 07/07/2004 1:03:47 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: " We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: carlo3b; sauropod; hellinahandcart
tHAT LITTLE SMIDGET?

HIANC and 'POD<0p> Congratulations on your recent wedding!

77 posted on 07/07/2004 1:06:13 PM PDT by Pippin (God lives in Tennessee-----Right CG?)
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To: carlo3b
Unfortunately she has already been outed by Chick & Ruth's Delly in her home State which named the following sandwich in her honour. :-)

U.S. Senator
"THE BARBARA MIKULSKI"
Open Face Tuna
Melted Cheese
on a Bagel


No. 5       $6.25

78 posted on 07/07/2004 1:14:24 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (A proud member of the self-preservation society)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
Did anyone stop to consider that this woman man not be a lesbian?

Dr. Freud...! You're slip is showing...!

79 posted on 07/07/2004 1:18:34 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: smith288
Whoa. If her "working class" constituency is in the dark about her sexuality, just looking at her tells me her constiuency is either blind, deaf or dumb... or all three.

It doesn't surprise me. Heck, there were people who were shocked when Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet!

80 posted on 07/07/2004 1:20:19 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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