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Monday, November 01, 2004

Where Evil Meets Stupid

posted by Jazz at 11/01/2004 10:14:00 AM

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Take a look at Joshuah Bearman's account of how some Bush supporters spent their Sunday afternoon.

There were four of them, two men and two women, all carrying signs with similar social wedge issues. One of them, wearing ratty boots and a denim shorts and vest matching suit with a leopard skin collar, walked up and down the line, yelling "Vote for Kerry! support gay marriage!"

"What are a bunch of Republican staffers doing here on Sistrunk pretending to be gay?" I asked the one who seemed to be the ringleader.

"I know all about Polk street and the Castro, he said. "Stanford University. I'm from San Francisco, and I'm for gay marriage." He was wearing a yellow golf shirt, tucked into khaki chino shorts with a call phone clipped to his belt, the Republican uniform. "Our candidate, John Kerry, supports gay marriage, gay adoption, everything gay."

You have to wonder how much it pained an obvious group of homophobes like that to have to pretend to be something they despise, (homosexuals) in an effort to influence likely Kerry voters. It would have been a very interesting experiment, having these pictures, to find out who they were and publish their "gay" photos in their home town papers. The rest of the Klansmen would have likely given them a rough time about it at their next white sheet meeting.

Go read the entire article. The pictures alone are worth the click.