South Carolina (figures) Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, while sitting with Joe Lieberman and John McCain for a CNN interview, asked, in his gayest voice possible, why permitting gay marriage wouldn’t lead to polygamy too:
LINDSEY GRAHAM: I’ve been waiting to ask you this question. If it’s based on love, can three people love each other… is it possible for three people to genuinely love each other and want to share their lives together?
Jon Stewart had an appropriate response:
JON STEWART: Oh my God. Oh… oh my God! No. No way. No way! Is Lindsey Graham about to propose to McCain and Lieberman?
Graham has denied rumors that he’s clearly a closet case. NYT in 2010:
Less tame are the blogosphere monikers, like “Miss Lindsey,” that play off of Graham’s never-married status. During a South Carolina Tea Party rally this spring, one speaker created an uproar by postulating that Graham supported a guest-worker program out of fear that the Democrats might otherwise expose his homosexuality. (Graham smirked when I brought this up. “Like maybe I’m having a clandestine affair with Ricky Martin,” he said. “I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men — I’m sure hundreds of ’em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge — but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.”)
Yeah, nothing gay about that answer.
Here’s Jon Stewart on this, and Republican Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s latest anti-gay hate speech, who recently equated being gay with murder. (I also reported, yesterday, that Scalia’s son, Paul, works for a Catholic “we can cure gays!” outfit.)