Tuesday, September 22, 2009
It’s good to know gay Republicans are every bit as crazy as their straight counterparts. Case in point, a Palm Springs Log Cabin Republicans chapter said Monday its endorsement of Drew Sweatte, an openly gay candidate for Palm Springs City Council, remains intact, despite the fact that Sweatte once described himself as a “proudly anti-homosexual Republican” to a Washington state newspaper.
Homo-hating queers aren’t new but Drew Sweatte seems to have internalized the very worst homophobic elements of the dominate, heterosexual society.
The controversy came to light in 2005 in a letter of support to the editor of the Spokesman-Review, and then-Spokane Mayor Jim West, who was recalled from office that year amid a sex scandal. In the letter, Sweatte described himself as a “proudly anti-homosexual Republican” and said, “I acknowledge that he has admitted to leading a personal life that is very much against my values, but his personal life is just that, personal.”
But, here’s the real kicker. In response to the revelation of Sweatte’s letter, the local Palm Springs chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans responded with this statement:
“The endorsement of Drew Sweatte was extended based on several different issues, such as a commitment to low taxes, thoughtful growth, a pro-business climate and an efficient, effective local government. Log Cabin Palm Springs makes many endorsements to candidates, both gay and straight, based on their commitment to conservative issues of the preservation of personal freedoms, individual liberty and limited government.”
Got that? The Log Cabin Republicans enthusiastically endorse a homo-hating queer just as long as their candidate embraces such cherished conservative issues as low-taxes and limited government.