Fisrt, I'm gay. Second, I've been wondering aloud if Gannon/Guckert was gonna bring down a bunch of GOP closet cases with him. Is McLellan the first? 365Gay.com reports:
Raw Story, which has outed other anti-gay Republicans, said its source "reserved comment on whether McClellan was actually gay, but said he was frequently seen at gay clubs." It says that another source confirmed McClellan was a regular at gay clubs. McClellan is an Austin native.Oh boy, this just gets deeper and deeper -- who's next? Maybe a nice, juicy, red-state, right-wing, fire-and-brimstone closet-case Senator?
“He was often seen in gay clubs in Austin, Texas and was comfortable being there,” the source told Raw Story. “He’s been seen in places that normal people who are looking for heterosexual relationships are not seen alone.” [...]
Raw story also says there is a link between McClellan and the man who posed as a journalist and had been accredited by the White House. It reports that it has found the man claiming to be Jeff Gannon had sent McClellan a wedding card when the Bush aide married.
Gannon, who wrote for two conservative web publications, was exposed last week as J.D. Guckert. The card to McClellan was apparently signed by Guckert.
McClellan also would regularly call on "Gannon" whenever the White House press corps would pummel him with hard questions. "Gannon" could always be counted on to ask a frivolous question.
Crossposted at Daily Kos and MyDD
I was reading about the State Party Blog Project over at MyDD and was thinking -- what's the California Dems blog like? I knew we weren't on the list, but little else.
Well, what a pleasant surprise: the blog is authored by none other than longtime Dem activist, strategist, and unaplogetic muckraker -- not to mention perhaps the modern master of poitical theatrics -- Bob Mulholland! He says this of Dean:
On Saturday, over 400 DNC members voted unanimously for Howard Dean to be the new Chair of the Democratic National Committee.Nice. You know, I just feel safer knowing that Mulholland is in the driver's seat at the CA Dem blog -- talk about homeland security! Nice, very nice. As politics go, well, it's a warm blanky.
Dean was the Muhammad Ali in the field of seven candidates for Chair of DNC.
In the end, all six of Dean’s opponents dropped out in favor of Dean.
As Chair, Dean will fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee
Crossposted at MyDD and Kos.
UPDATE: The State Party Blog Project has actually...
withdraw[n] California from the state's which have a blog. Because "Bob's blog" doesn't really focus on two-way communication as a means for mobilizing California Democrats, we are going to push for something better.I do see their point -- it is no a Dean for America direct action blog. Nonetheless, glad it's there. Could it become one? Perhaps. Maybe Bob's Blog could continue as is, and a direct action blog could be managed by issues and field staff -- so Bob, whatcha think?
Hey! It wasn't my call--this is what the Californians who have emailed me have been saying.
Chair Dean & Trammell's Return
Well, it's official: Howard Dean is the new chair of The Democratic Party!
Well, we haven't taken Our Country back, but at least we've taken Our Party back! One hell of a start, I say! Finally....big losers Terry and Dick and Tom are history. Go Harry and Nancy and Howard!
Annatopia is popping the champagne -- and yes, let's celebrate! As for me, it's time to get back to work. Organizing, activising, improvising, meetuping, connecting with folks -- and yes, blogging, again!
Trammell has returned, really -- I haven't been this excited since pre-Iowa!
Look for more, soon -- and look for some fun changes, new bloggers, and old friends here at Points West in the next few weeks and months!
P.S. Finally a reason to visit the Dem website! Perhaps now their blog, Kicking Ass will really start kicking some serious ass!
P.S.S. By the way, one the biggest reasons behind Dean's election as Chair was the support of the grassroots/netroots -- let's show 'em what we got. For Dean to be successful, we need to work our asses off -- as Dean says, it's our party -- let's prove ourselves and back Dean all the way.