Bush Meets Barney Frank's Boyfriend, Claims He's "Open Minded"
What prompted that statement? Dear Leader, good old jokester that he is, saw Barney Frank on the phone before the State of the Union, walked up to him and grabbed his cell and said hi to the person on the other end, and returned the phone to Frank.
It turned out that Bush was speaking to the Massachusetts congressman's boyfriend, who didn't believe Frank when he said it was Bush on the line.
Susan Milligan of the Boston Globe:
After the speech, Frank said, he felt he had to tell Bush what he had done. After all, the president opposes gay marriage, and gay rights groups do not see the president as an ally.
..."Mr. President, by the way, the person I was talking to when you said to say hello was my boyfriend,'' Frank said he told the commander-in-chief.
"Well. I hope you said how open-minded I am,'' Frank said the president replied.
"I considered telling [the president] I wouldn't marry him,'' Frank said, "but then I thought, 'Nah.' ''Everyone knows Bush is a hypocrite on this issue given the boatload of openly closeted head cases in the GOP. That makes him even worse than open homophobes, IMHO. He knows discrimination is wrong but it's politically expedient to toss homos under the bus time and again to pacify the right and stoke the Base.