Monday, December 10, 2007

Yet More Political Double-Speak

You know it is the height of the pre-caucus and primary season when our so-called front runners are all to quick to 'clarify' statements from their political past. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who now leads Iowa polls ahead of its Jan. 3 caucuses, caused widespread outrage among LGBT activists this past weekend with his 1992 assertion that the government should quarantine people with AIDS during his failed U.S. Senate bid. The Republican social conservative denied he implied he would support isolating people with AIDS during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

Not to be outdone by his GOP rival, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" he feels homosexual acts are sinful as opposed to a person's sexual orientation. [Boy in Bushwick openly asks whether Giuliani feels clandestine trips to Southampton to visit his now current wife with a taxpayer funded NYPD security detail falls into the same 'sinful' categorization.] I guess politicians will pull out all the stops in the name of political pandering... but a more accurate term is damage control on a national stage. Enjoy!

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