The Search for Sarah Palin's 'Gay Friends'

Election '08

The hands-down lamest excuse of Americans attempting to deny accusations of prejudice has long been: "But, some of my best friends are (African-American/Latino/gay/fill-in-the-blank)."

In the flurry of news stories that first started coming out about Sarah Palin following John McCain's choice of her as his running mate, it was repeated several times that Palin had a lot of gay friends. Book banner, creationism advocate, global warming denier, foe of gay marriage, fan of forced childbirth for 12-year old rape victims -- hey, Palin may be all those things, but don't you for a minute believe that our Sarah is a religious extremist and a narrow-minded bigot. Why -- she has gay friends! The tidbit about the gay friends seems to have been put out there to make Sarah seem not only "tolerant" but also kinda cool -- as if her friends' gay fabulousness would rub off on her somehow. When it came to teh gays, Palin was a veritable Kathy Griffin -- or so we were supposed to believe.

There's only one problem with this image: in reality, Palin doesn't seem to have any gay friends:

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