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02-Mar-2008, 04:23 PM #1
A Gay Vice-President?
From the New Times of Miami, FL:


"The rumors about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the Green Iguana just wouldn't go away.

The story goes that the Florida governor frequented the Green Iguana, a bar in Tampa, back in the early 1990s when he was just starting his political career. He was less careful back then, people say, and during his partying at the Green Iguana, he was openly gay.

When I got Rick Calderoni, the bar's well-known owner, on the phone, I expected him to stonewall me about it.

He didn't."


http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2008...-green-iguana/
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02-Mar-2008, 04:28 PM #2
I could care less.
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02-Mar-2008, 04:35 PM #3
"I expected him to stonewall me about it" -- genius sense of humour!
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02-Mar-2008, 04:38 PM #4
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I could care less.
I don't think those words mean what you think they mean.

Come to think of it, you get extra clueless points for (attempting to) express your apathy for this thread by actually contributing to it.
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02-Mar-2008, 04:39 PM #5
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I don't those words mean what you think they mean.

Come to think of it, you get extra clueless points for (attempting to) express your apathy for this thread by actually contributing to it.
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02-Mar-2008, 04:41 PM #6
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"I expected him to stonewall me about it" -- genius sense of humour!
Bob Norman always is able to craft his words into memorable sequences.
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02-Mar-2008, 04:46 PM #7
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Bob Norman always is able to craft his words into memorable sequences.
I have no in-principle objection to taking your word for that. Actually, I didn't even expect a response. But since you've gone to the trouble of starting this thread, tell me: what exactly is it that you feel we ought to be debating a propos the Governor's orientation?
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I don't think those words mean what you think they mean.

Come to think of it, you get extra clueless points for (attempting to) express your apathy for this thread by actually contributing to it.
welcome to the world of Linsky.........
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I have no in-principle objection to taking your word for that. Actually, I didn't even expect a response. But since you've gone to the trouble of starting this thread, tell me: what exactly is it that you feel we ought to be debating a propos the Governor's orientation?
One word: Representation.

Crist (in order to gain the nomination of his party for every office he has ever run for) has represented himself as heterosexual since he began his political career. The contrary notion has been commonly accepted in Florida political circles for years.

While the possibility that Crist is gay doesn't rile the political and social "insiders" in Florida, you can bet your sweet bippy he would never have been elected to the office of Dog Catcher in any Florida city if he openly practiced homosexuality.
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02-Mar-2008, 05:16 PM #10
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One word: Representation.

Crist (in order to gain the nomination of his party for every office he has ever run for) has represented himself as heterosexual since he began his political career. The contrary notion has been commonly accepted in Florida political circles for years.

While the possibility that Crist is gay doesn't rile the political and social "insiders" in Florida, you can bet your sweet bippy he would never have been elected to the office of Dog Catcher in any Florida city if he openly practiced homosexuality.
"Represented himself as 'hetero'"; in what way? In your country, is it obligatory to declare one's orientation when standing for public office?

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So, he'd never have been elected to anything if he'd been "out", you say. Should we debate what a lamentable state of affairs that is? (or not, depending on your POV).

Sadly, I'm old enough to know the origin of "bet your sweet bippy".
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"Represented himself as 'hetero'"; in what way? In your country, is it obligatory to declare one's orientation when standing for public office?

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So, he'd never have been elected to anything if he'd been "out", you say. Should we debate what a lamentable state of affairs that is? (or not, depending on your POV).
He has been questioned about it directly and denied it. The party he represents would never have allowed his nomination if he was openly gay. Lamentable as it is, the reason I brought this article to the board was because:

(1) No one prominent in the gay community has publicly confirmed his orientation until now.
(2) He is being considered as a running mate to McCain.
(3) Hypocrisy is funny.

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Sadly, I'm old enough to know the origin of "bet your sweet bippy".
do tell!
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02-Mar-2008, 05:33 PM #12
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... The party he represents would never have allowed his nomination if he was openly gay ...
So, the GOP is institutionally homophobic? Shocking!

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Hypocrisy is funny.
Yet it's de rigueur for politicos.

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do tell!
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