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05/04/2009

Right in the loafers: Kirchick examines fight to please the pachyderm

by Jeremy Hooper

Curious about the inner workings of the gay conservative movement? Lie awake at night wondering how a relatively sizable portion of gays hop aboard an elephant that seems unwilling to toss them any peanuts? Been dying to know what sort of internal machinations led to the creation of new gay conservative splinter group GOProud?

No, my dear commie hippies? You have enough on your mind with trying to pin an unabashedly pro-gay tale on the donkey to care about the GOP? Eh, well here's a link in case you change your mind:

"They spend all their time attacking Republicans!" Christopher Barron complains to me over lunch, bemoaning what he sees as Log Cabin's increasingly liberal tilt. Barron joined Log Cabin as its political director in 2004 and, for the last three years, advised the group as a consultant. Now, he and former Log Cabin policy director Jimmy LaSalvia are the brains behind GOProud.
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[The Log Cabin republican's] central complaint against GOProud, however, is that the new organization has less to do with substance than with sour grapes. That's because, after Sammon announced his departure as head of the Log Cabin Republicans late last year, both Barron and LaSalvia applied for his job. The Log Cabin board rejected their bids early in the process. "It's all personal," the Log Cabin insider says. "It's one hundred percent based on Jimmy and Chris trying to get back at the organization because of the way they'd been treated.
Battle of the Homocons [TNR]

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*SEE ALSO: Our earlier take on an earlier Kirchick piece: Countering Kirchick [G-A-Y]

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OK Cartoon contest....just what does a .....dum, dum...dee dummm

HOMOCON.... look like?

Posted by: LOrionL | May 4, 2009 3:08:48 PM

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