Gaaagh, IT'S THE GAY. It's catching! Run away!
Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman just came out -- at 43 years of age? -- and announced he's gay. Yep, the guy who helped George Bush get elected, who helped carry out Karl Rove's usual gay-baiting, "wedge issue," anti-gay marriage, "Family Values" Republican campaigns that would deny equal civil marriage rights to gay folks, and to keep Don't Ask/Don't Tell military personnel in the closet even longer, you know, that guy, suddenly decides to announce his gayness?
Now? After the damage is done? And he still is not the least remorseful about his role in fanning the flames of bigotry towards a certain segment of our society, all in the name of getting Family Values Republicans elected? You know, all those guys who kept having mistresses and prostitutes popping up out of nowhere, or putting family members on the payroll, or running away to Argentina for asignations, not to mention all that foot-tapping in airport bathrooms. Ah, so much family value, so little time! And no remorse for his actions. All from a Party of Accountibility guy?
Oh, wait, I guess the party of Accountability and Responsibility has devolved into the Party of Wedge Issues (remember the good old Southern Strategy?), then into the Party of Fear and 24/7 War, then into the Party of No, now The Grand Old Party of Hypocrites & Fox News.