My oh my – I watched this whole Terri Schiavo memo business from a distance and suspected it came from someone like Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL). After
All of this reminds me of a letter I wrote last year to Mel’s then-campaign finance director, Kirk Fordham. Kirk is an out gay man who, for one reason or another, decided to cast his political fortunes with some of the nation’s most well known homophobes. His resume reads like a Who’s Who in American Hate with such entries as Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and Martinez. Before the right wing extremists took control of their party, men like Representative Mark Foley (R-FL) and Kirk Fordham claimed they were working from within the system to improve it. Of course, we know those days are over. One need not look any further than Foley’s recent vote to strip gay and lesbian job protections enacted by localities to realize just how kept in his place he is. My cat Abby has more balls than Mark Foley, see:
Some of the very same people who supported Mel Martinez’s run for the Senate were filled with glee when Mark Foley’s run for the same seat was derailed. In the backrooms (hmmmm) of the GOP there was no way it would be tolerated to let a gay man represent Florida in the US Senate. (There must be two Floridas: Jeb Bush’s version and then the state that is home to Key West, South Beach and the biggest cast closet of queens on the planet, Walt Disney World.
So, what we have is a right wing Congress out of control with inexperienced freshmen like Mel Martinez whipping his house servants like Mark Foley into submission on a regular basis all courtesy of political scum like Brian Darling and gay men like Kirk Fordham who would sell their partners down the river for personal gain. As Linda Ellerbee used to say at the end of her groundbreaking overnight newscasts, “And so it goes…”