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Former President Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman says he's gay after years of denial
New York Daily News ^ | August 25, 2010 | DN Washington Bureau

Posted on 08/25/2010 7:35:11 PM PDT by DesertRenegade

Ken Mehlman, who was President George W. Bush's campaign manager in 2004, has come out as gay - and wants to be an advocate for gay marriage.

Mehlman, also a former Republican National Committee chairman, told the Atlantic magazine "It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life."

He said friends, family and colleagues "have been wonderfully supportive."

When rumors of Mehlman's sexual orientation circulated years ago, he told several reporters that they were false.

Mehlman and his aides went to considerable lengths to conceal his sexual identity, arranging "dates" with women and photos of him dancing in heterosexual situations.

While he was a top GOP operative, the Republican Party was actively pushing anti-gay marriage initiatives. Mehlman acknowledged that if not for his secret, he might have been a voice for a more conciliatory approach to gays, according to the interview on the Atlantic's website.

"It's a legitimate question and one I understand," Mehlman said. Now, he said, he will openly back gay marriage as consistent with such GOP principles as "individual freedom."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aids; gaymafia; gayoldparty; homosexualagenda; kenmehlman; kneepadbrigade; mehlman; perverts; rino; rnc; sodomites; sodomy; surprisesurprise
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"Ken Mehlman, who worked with Former President Bush in 2004, told Atlantic Magazine it took him 43 years to get comfortable with this part' of his life."

Give me a break! He expects us to believe that he was engaging in sodomy with other men for DECADES because he found it uncomfortable? This guy is as dishonest as they come.

1 posted on 08/25/2010 7:35:17 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

So when is the book coming out?


2 posted on 08/25/2010 7:36:41 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

Another useful idiot emerges. He will be used by the left to promote their agenda.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 7:38:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: DesertRenegade
So whens Ken's check for a job well done in the mail?
4 posted on 08/25/2010 7:38:26 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: DesertRenegade

Lindsey, you’re next.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 7:39:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DesertRenegade

Whatever


6 posted on 08/25/2010 7:39:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
You beat me to it by seconds my FRiend.
7 posted on 08/25/2010 7:39:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Another glass-door closet.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 7:39:50 PM PDT by dangus
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To: DesertRenegade
Ken Mehlman, was President George W. Bush's campaign manager in 2004, is gay and wants to be an advocate for gay marriage.

lol...No surprise here.

It was a queer federal judge appointed by Bush, that attempted to derail the California queer marriage ban.

9 posted on 08/25/2010 7:40:51 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: DesertRenegade

2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten announces that he’s heterosexual - after all these years I’ve finally decided to announce this to the world. Thank you.


10 posted on 08/25/2010 7:41:19 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: DesertRenegade

If he didn’t think his sexuality was a reason to change the laws and the culture, no one would mind.


11 posted on 08/25/2010 7:42:10 PM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: DesertRenegade
When rumors of Mehlman's sexual orientation circulated years ago, he told several reporters that they were false.LIED !!

Gee wiz, Ken, did you have to lie about it?

12 posted on 08/25/2010 7:42:58 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: dfwgator

I’m curious what prompted Mehlman to suddenly make a big public announcement about his bedroom lifestyle. Has he suddenly become ill and wants to make amends for degenerate behavioral choices, is a young male trick about to sue him? There is no doubt something that forced this revelation and will emerge sooner or later.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 7:43:13 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade
"It's a legitimate question and one I understand," Mehlman said. Now, he said, he will openly back gay marriage as consistent with such GOP principles as "individual freedom."

Well, as soon as he can explain how two people of the same sex can join together as husband and wife, he'll have a good argument.

14 posted on 08/25/2010 7:43:20 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: DesertRenegade

And while we are making annoucements that nobody cares about - I had a pedicure today.


15 posted on 08/25/2010 7:43:47 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Right...why would he want to make this public with such fanfare? Makes no sense.


16 posted on 08/25/2010 7:44:06 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: DesertRenegade

17 posted on 08/25/2010 7:45:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
It's the smile chico!

I don't know if Lindsey is gay or not but I'd bet that his bf is

18 posted on 08/25/2010 7:45:04 PM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: rbbeachkid

Cool - I ate a piece of cake for desert at a restaurant earlier.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 7:45:11 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: DesertRenegade

20 posted on 08/25/2010 7:45:58 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Will we get invitations to the Graham/Melham wedding?

Which one wears white?


21 posted on 08/25/2010 7:46:58 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: dangus
Somehow I don't think this guy was fending off too many women. Maybe all he had to resort to were hairy men for his perverted desires:

Ken Mehlman

22 posted on 08/25/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I knew it - I just knew it.


23 posted on 08/25/2010 7:49:43 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: DesertRenegade
It seems the queers have infiltrated the Republican establishment to the highest levels.

We need to purge these mentally ill people from the party.

24 posted on 08/25/2010 7:50:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: DesertRenegade

Great. Just wait until Joseph Farah gets hold of this [pun intended].


25 posted on 08/25/2010 7:50:43 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DesertRenegade
Of course he's dishonest ~ he's a politician's politician.

"Uncomfortable" ~ means ~ well, it means something I suppose, but these guys are into each other's pants, and elsewhere, so there's something there other than "uncomfortable" for them.

Anyone know if this guy was involved in the White House staff during the Nixon years? Lots of folks noticed the gay blades here and there that had some deal going ~ I've thought maybe Bryce Harlow was their "master" ~ a number of his proteges were definitely on the lowdown.

26 posted on 08/25/2010 7:52:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 1rudeboy

Joseph Farah: “Meanwhile, the oldest and most prestigious ‘conservative’ weekly in the nation is owned by a corporation run by an activist homosexual.”

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=192761


27 posted on 08/25/2010 7:52:46 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

i doan care ‘bout no gay man-GIMME mah’lobstah right now!!


28 posted on 08/25/2010 7:53:35 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: DesertRenegade

This is news?


29 posted on 08/25/2010 7:53:56 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("California just got the best politicians money can buy." -- AuntB, June 9, 2010)
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To: DesertRenegade

I wonder if Chuckles Schumer and Anthony Weiner will ever have the courage to admit their perversion?


30 posted on 08/25/2010 7:54:37 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The left does not want him. The left is severely disgusted at how he worked with Rove to get 40+ Marriage bans in 2004 and 2006.

The left wants to make sure he lives a celibate life.


31 posted on 08/25/2010 7:55:22 PM PDT by Munson
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Snort!


32 posted on 08/25/2010 7:55:47 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Wow. Is every establishment Republican a homosexual, or does it just seem that way? Gay Old Party, in deed.

Anyway, I think I need to go watch an Electric Six video. Cue the Lincoln dancers on the stripper poles.


33 posted on 08/25/2010 7:56:05 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bill Lockyer? Don Perata?


34 posted on 08/25/2010 7:56:44 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("California just got the best politicians money can buy." -- AuntB, June 9, 2010)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
It seems the queers have infiltrated the Republican establishment to the highest levels.

BINGO!

35 posted on 08/25/2010 7:57:49 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("California just got the best politicians money can buy." -- AuntB, June 9, 2010)
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To: calcowgirl

ewwwwwwwwwww lol :)


36 posted on 08/25/2010 7:58:23 PM PDT by Munson
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To: DesertRenegade
I’m curious what prompted Mehlman to suddenly make a big public announcement

They just weren't buying the tapioca stains line anymore
37 posted on 08/25/2010 7:59:27 PM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha ("There is an 'I' in Marxist")
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To: DesertRenegade

He was a complete failure as RNC chair. GOP lost both houses of congress during his tenure.

To call him a "weak spokesman" would be an understatement.

38 posted on 08/25/2010 7:59:57 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: DesertRenegade
e expects us to believe that he was engaging in sodomy with other men for DECADES because he found it uncomfortable?

I guessing if he was the catcher, he was uncomfortable.
39 posted on 08/25/2010 8:07:56 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: Tweeker

Yeah, I was always on those Bad Teacher threads - that was probably a dead giveaway right there!


40 posted on 08/25/2010 8:08:08 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: DesertRenegade

and what weekly and person is that?


41 posted on 08/25/2010 8:09:30 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: calcowgirl

“It seems the queers have infiltrated the Republican establishment to the highest levels.”

Joe Farah has been writing about it all last week at WND. He is one of the few to call these freaks out about their agenda. It’s the same thing every time - the camel’s nose under the tent. They weasel their way in and poof, next thing you know they are pushing for homosexual ‘marriage’ and open homosexuality mandated in the armed forces. Sick people, but you have to give them credit for their devious ways of working their bizarre sexual agenda into the highest political quarters. Evil people seem to always end up on top in the political world.


42 posted on 08/25/2010 8:11:53 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He was probably a democrat mole.


43 posted on 08/25/2010 8:12:34 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Past Your Eyes
OH MY GOD Shouldn't you have posted some kind of warning prior to posting that hideous picture????

ugggghhh, where's my eyewash...

44 posted on 08/25/2010 8:14:16 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: DesertRenegade

More evidence of the moral ROT at the very heart of the Parties — both Democrat AND Republican — in our corrupt government system. If this nation is to survive, this kind of moral and ethical filth will have to be purged from leadership, and honesty and integrity as well as dedication to the Founders original intent for the Constitution will have to be restored. Otherwise, our nation will never survive intact.


45 posted on 08/25/2010 8:16:56 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: Past Your Eyes

That’s just wrong.


46 posted on 08/25/2010 8:17:47 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: DesertRenegade
So - in case we even care - should we create some kind of banner or a medal for him to wear?

So far, my life has been fine without giving even a one second thought to him. He will be delegated to the trash bin of people that I couldn't care less about!!

47 posted on 08/25/2010 8:21:59 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: DesertRenegade

Uhhhh, no Mr. Mehlman, it is NOT consistent with Republican Principles. In fact it lack principle completely.

THIS is exactly why LCR, ans GOProud should not be pandered to. While they are free to support any party they choose, like everyone else in America, they are not welcome to drag the whole party down to the sewer with them. If they do, the entire country will lose.


48 posted on 08/25/2010 8:23:40 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yeah, probably. But you would have looked anyway.
“;^)


49 posted on 08/25/2010 8:27:49 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Wouldn’t that be wonderful. Even better would be to purge these people with the worst judgment possible in their own lives, from govt., and keep them from using that poor judgment to rule OUR lives. I do not trust someone with poor judgment to make decisions on laws that effect the rest of us.


50 posted on 08/25/2010 8:30:47 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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