Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Republican presidential hopeful and Libertarian darling Rep. Ron Paul is so afraid of catching ‘teh gay’ that he prefers availing himself to the unsanitary conditions of a busy fast food restaurant john than using the bathroom in a private home of a gay supporter.
Former staffer Eric Dondero describes Rep. Ron Paul’s attitudes towards the gay community.
“He is not all bigoted towards homosexuals. He supports their rights to do whatever they please in their private lives. He is however, personally uncomfortable around homosexuals, no different from a lot of older folks of his era.”
Dondero describes an incident in San Francisco back in 1988 where Ron Paul was uncomfortable using the bathroom in the home of Jim Peron, a gay supporter and the owner of Laissez Faire Books in San Francisco. Jim had set up a magnificent 3-day campaign swing for us in the SF Bay Area.
“Ron pulled me aside the first time we went there, and specifically instructed me to find an excuse to excuse him to a local fast food restaurant so that he could use the bathroom. He told me very clearly, that although he liked Jim, he did not wish to use his bathroom facilities. I chided him a bit, but he sternly reacted, as he often did to me, Eric, just do what I say.”
Rep. Ron Paul must find campaigning excruciatingly challenging finding gay-free public restrooms.