Why I DO Care About John McCain’s Gay Chief Of Staff: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s about the recent revelations that John McCain’s chief of staff, Mark Buse, is gay…. and why I think this is relevant and important.

It’s titled Why I DO Care About John McCain’s Gay Chief Of Staff, and here’s the teaser:

First, in case you haven’t seen the story yet: John McCain’s Chief of Staff, Mark Buse, is gay.

With a reported penchant for multiple partners, and a sling in his home to boot. (In, of all places, his closet. Sometimes the irony is just too obvious.) The story broke on the BlogActive site of the legendary Mike Rogers, who has given Buse the not so coveted Roy Cohn award “for working against the interests of the lesbian and gay community while living as a gay man.” And it’s corroborated by Michelangelo Signorile.

And I do, in fact, care. But I don’t care about Buse per se, or his ex life, or what it says about him and his character.

I care about what it says about McCain.

Because the point of this story is not, “McCain’s Chief of Staff is gay.”

The point is about McCain. It’s about McCain’s hypocrisy, and lack of integrity, and willingness to suck up to the hatefully homophobic far-right wing of the Republican party — in direct contradiction to what seem to be his own personal beliefs.

To find out more, read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!

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