Monday, June 23, 2014

Brian Schweitzer's 'gay-dar' did pick up on something about Southern men

There's long legacy of effeminate men in the South – and particularly the lisping, land-owning lads of yore

By Howell WIlliams, The Guardian

Some politicians are just dogged by gay rumors. The voting public loves to get behind a salacious news story from time to time, especially when it involves a potentially closeted conservative who is on the record as anti-gay.

So it is no surprise that former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer made headlines last week when he said that Republican House majority leader Eric Cantor (who is withdrawing from his top slot) sets off his "gay-dar". While he didn't exactly come out and say that Cantor is gay, Schweitzer explained to the National Journal that "men in the South, they are a little effeminate".

(More here.)

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