Monday, March 11, 2013

Lindsey Graham Gets Possible Challenger: Gay GOProud Tea Party Activist

While not at all in the same league as the Vatican buying the apartment block that houses Europe's largest gay sauna, it is nonetheless entertaining to see that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a/k/a the Palmetto Queen, may be challenged in a GOP primary by a gay man.  It's a case of the closeted queen being challenged by an out queen, albeit one that's a bit ultra far right, who blogs under the name Gay Patriot.  Given the craziness of the South Carolina electorate who knows how it will all shake out.  Here are excerpts from The New Civil Rights Movement:

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham may get a primary challenge from a gay GOProud Tea Party activist. Bruce Carroll, who writes the little-read blog, GayPatriot, and is known on Twitter by that name, announced today he is resigning from GOProud, where he says he was just elected Vice Chairman, to supposedly consider running for the U.S. Senate as a challenger to the two-term junior Senator from South Carolina.

“Over the next few weeks, I will be studying the resources, time and effort it would take to do my part in holding Lindsey Graham accountable for his voting record and his attitude toward the voters in South Carolina,” Carroll writes at GayPatriot, adding: This is important: I do not make major decisions hastily; I will take adequate time to realistically look at all of the evidence (pro and con) and consult with a diverse group of people that I trust and that also have the best interests of South Carolina at heart as I do. 

Carroll’s article was posted at 10:30 AM ET today. A look at his Twitter account (image, above) at about 11:00 AM today shows his bio reads:
America’s leading gay conservative voice. Snarky & controversial. Love my country, my dogs & country music. The next junior Senator from SC.

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