Rick Perry tells evangelicals, in code, that he’s not gay

GOP religious right presidential candidate Rick Perry, who has long been rumored to be gay, told uncommitted evangelicals and social conservatives that, “I can assure you that there is nothing in my life that will embarrass you if you decide to support me for president.”

What he means is, “I’m not gay.” But he didn’t want to say that, and the press reporting on the story, from the Texas Tribune to Politico, didn’t want to tell you that that was what Perry was talking about.

Gotta say, the coyness involved, all around, reminds me of the way former GOP party chair Ken Mehlman, and the media, used to coyly deal with rumors about him being gay. And we all know how that turned out (Ken is now openly gay).


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