Skip to comments.Annise Parker's victory message("This election has changed the world for the gay community")
Posted on 12/16/2009 11:33:05 AM PST by bestintxas
When Parker finally appeared at 10:30, resplendent in a gold pantsuit and pearl necklace, a room jammed elbow-to-elbow with supporters erupted with a deafening cheer. Some were newcomers to political waters; some had been with her a dozen years ago when she claimed her first City Council seat.
Election-night parties often are set pieces with familiar ear-splitting soundtracks -- her appearance was preceded by the endless refrains of "We Are Family" -- but if there was a difference to this occasion, it may have been the sense among some supporters that Parker's election was a step away from the political norm.
With confetti raining down upon her, and sporting an ear-to-ear smile reflective of a winning campaign and longtime dream fulfilled, Parker stepped on stage and repeated her opening comment from the same occasion after the general election a month ago: "I do love this city." Then she seemed ready to embrace the historic aspect of her victory.
"Now, let's get this out of the way," she said quietly. As those in the room expected a statement commenting on her sexual orientation, which made headlines across the country in the final days of her campaign, she continued, "I am proud, very proud, to be elected the first" - she paused slightly - "the very first graduate of Rice University to be mayor of Houston."
The crowd erupted again in laughter and cheers. Parker continued more seriously.
"Tonight the voters of Houston have opened the doors to history," she said. "I acknowledge that. I embrace that. I know what this win means to many of us who thought we could never achieve high office. I know what it means. I understand, because I feel it, too. But now, from this moment, let us join as one community.
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And that is the problem I have with those who support homosexuals in politics.
That and its inherent immorality.
Houston had a choice between a lesbian that was a harpy about spending when she was city controller or a black lawyer who claimed he isn’t nearly as radical as his record showed.
Turnout percentage was in the teens.
Well, I don’t know the lady, but she seems to think that her lection as mayor ranks right up there with the “Popiel’s Packet Fisherman.”
I guess that’s the end of Houston.
Happy trails, podners.
It is called the mass marketing of deviance. With the help of hollywood and their sitcoms, deviance has advanced another step. This is not the first and won’t be the last. Ancient Rome allowed male queers to own, trade, and sell young boys. Similarly, male homosexuals are now allowed to own, by adoption, young boys too.
This ain’t our first rodeo. Our new motto is steers and queers.
Anyway, I read a post on FR assuring everyone that this wasn't about her sexuality and that she was the conservative. Looks like a lot of people bought that bridge along with the prime real estate swampland.
Appropriate first name, with a slight respelling.
Shut up an iron my shirt !
Annise’s campaign (the local media)got the lesbian thing out there early so as to defuse it. She was the president of the Houston GLBT political caucus in the 90’s. She got support from barney frank and seiu. Then the national media jumps on this and states that she is special because she is a lesbian, but that won’t affect how she runs the city. YEAH RIGHT. The runoff was a choice of bad or worse, which is why the turnout was dismal. The dims gave the city of Houston a choice of an insider dimrat lawyer or a lesbian activist. I moved out of Harris county almost 20 years ago and my decision is validated daily.
It sounds as if there wasn’t a whole lot of choice between the two candidates. That’s where this gets to be a real drag, when there are no decent candidates to vote for.
A little ahead of herself. It’s all about her personal agenda and less about what is good for Houston and its people.
Will the love that dare not speak its name finally shut up?
Houston is odd. Don’t you know.
There, fixed it.
Between this election and the national one last year, the rising seas don’t stand a chance.
Lived in College Station for several years and saw many bumper stickers that said “TU, nothing but steers and queers.” LOL
“This aint our first rodeo. Our new motto is steers and queers.”
No it’s not.
Small t, small u.
I stand corrected.