Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Met with Outspoken Russian Homophobe

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s centrist, Democratic Leadership Council-leanings were on display for all to see during her recent visit to Russia, where she met with an outspoken foe of gay rights during her two-day trip to Moscow.

Clinton failed to decry the rampant and sometimes violent homophobia in Russia. She attended a phot-op ceremony unveiling a statue of Walt Whitman at Moscow State University with Russian officials who including Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov.

Luzhkov has blocked all attempts to hold gay pride marches in Moscow, once even saying such marches “can be described in no other way than as satanic.”

Secretary Clinton did not mention of the issue during the ceremony. Many biographers have described Whitman as gay and America gay activists have claimed him as symbol of their movement. The irony of the ceremony was obviously lost on the anti-gay Mayor Luzhkov.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that Clinton is equally clueless about claims Walt Whitman was gay. I would not be the least bit surprised.

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12 Responses to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Met with Outspoken Russian Homophobe

  1. Rachel says:

    I can’t say I’m surprised. When she was a NY senator, I don’t recall her doing much for the gay community other than walk up 5th Avenue in June for Gay Pride. I mean, really Hillary, 8 years in office and did you help repeal DADT or DOMA? Crickets, girl.

  2. Pechanga says:

    The reason Hillary Clinton was in Russia is the Obama administration is trying to broker a deal with Moscow to pressure Iran on its nuclear program. That and some oil pipeline the U.S. wants a piece of. I’m sure human rights weren’t even on her radar.

  3. Abby Peripatetic says:

    The U.S. is partnering with Russia to babysit Iran.

    Our view is, Russia holds more sway with Iranian regime than either Europe or the Washington, so who better to encourage Ahmadinejad to back away from the development of nuclear weapons.

    We would partner with a nation of pedophiles if it curried favor with the Iranians.

  4. George O says:

    Hillary is pro gay rights when convenient…just like Obama and most other Democrats!

  5. DMason says:

    Abby — Spot on. But Putin announced today there will be no sanctions against Iran so Hillary’s excellent adventure was a big, waist of time. Rachel is also correct. Eight years in the senate and what did she do for the gay community in New York? Name one thing she accomplished?

  6. lea-lea says:

    What a stupid stopover.

    If the Iranians are in fact, developing nukes and the Likuds worship Hillary and she adores them, why didn’t she travel directly to Tehran to engage the regime of Ahmadinejad?

    I would think a high profile stopover by the U.S. Secretary of State would’ve curried much favor with the clerics. As much as I dislike Hillary, I think she commands respect and Ahmadinejad would’ve bathed in the media coverage such a visit provides.

  7. Harry says:

    Where are the Hillbots? I thought they would awaken to defend their queen? Any of them still around?

  8. Oh jeez, you guys are Satanic, too?

  9. emcee says:

    The Hillary Monster! Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

    Turn her loose on Ahmadinejad and she could kick his ass from one end of Tehran to the other.

  10. Jenna Bush Stole My ID says:

    I love that picture! I’ll caption it:

    “Look, Bill, you stupid asshole, you promised to deliver the Presidency if I didn’t divorce you, now get off your ass and get me elected!” – Hillary Clinton, April 25, 2008, Chappaqua, NY

  11. Conejo1982 says:

    Hillary in Moscow, meeting with a gay-hating mayor, yeah, there’s enough irony here to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

    If you get my drift.

  12. libhomo says:

    When Ms. Clinton was a senator, she marched in the homophobic St. Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan instead of the inclusive one in Queens. This is normal for her.

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