Not so much.
The New York Times blog weighs in on Hillary’s pansy-gate episode from this morning. (I am amazed that Team Hillary seems to think that in order to woo votes in North Carolina they need to pander to bigotry. Talk about an elitist attitude.) We still haven’t heard Hillary reject and denounce the anti-gay slur said right in front of her, said while she laughed about it. Maybe that will be coming tomorrow. Or maybe Hillary doesn’t want to say the word gay, and worse yet, do something pro-gay right before the North Carolina primary. Tick tock tick tock.
UPDATE: Sullivan weighs in…
She’s on O’Reilly and her surrogate is accusing her opponent of being a “pansy”. Classy – but vintage Clinton. Never miss an opportunity to exploit homophobia. Remember DOMA? Remember doubling the discharges from the military? Remember inaction on AIDS? Remember the Clintons’ using anti-gay marriage ads in the South in 1996? And yet the gays keep coming back for more. I don’t understand why. I really don’t.
Not the most comfortable choice of words, but was Easley really saying that Clinton made Balboa look like a gay person? Or just an effeminate weakling? Who wrote that line for him?
Two points. First, an effeminate weakling IS a gay person. The stereotype doesn’t discriminate between the fag and the faggy guy. They’re the same thing. Second, Marc is right – everything in the Clinton campaign is scripted – so who wrote that line, and why?