In all the silly attacks on Obama’s UN Ambassador Susan Rice, now a leading candidate to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, this one may be the most absurd yet — both because it’s completely irrelevant and easily known if one just consults the Google oracle. The AFA’s Sandy Rios asked a guest on her radio show about Rice’s sexual orientation:
Rios: I remember her only vaguely but I remember bad things about her during the Clinton years, but I don’t remember what those things were. What’s your perception? What do you see in Susan Rice as the UN Ambassador?
Ruse: There was a big vote in the UN General Assembly last week, a new phrase entered into a UN document for the very first time called “gender identity” and I’ll give you a thousand dollars if you can define it. Gender identity has never appeared in a UN document, it appeared in a document last week. Immediately, Susan Rice tweeted that ‘LGBT human rights have made a major stride and we will not go back.’ They are very aggressive on sexual orientation and gender identity and Susan Rice is leading the charge.
Rios: Is she straight?
Ruse: I have no idea.
Rios: We don’t know do we [sigh].
Well, we can’t know for absolute certainty. I also can’t imagine why anyone would care. But Rice has been married for 20 years to Ian Cameron. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why she is keen on moving from the UN to the State Department, to get out of New York and back to Washington DC, where her family is. What this reveals is much about the mind of the wingnut — if you can just tag someone with the label “gay,” you have immediately discredited anything they say.