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12/16/2009

This time we must block Rep. Chaffetz' kick!

by Jeremy Hooper

21 years ago, Jason Chaffetz earned national headlines when he kicked the winning field goal in the waning minutes of the Freedom Bowl, lifting his Brigham Young University above the University of Colorado at Boulder:

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Cut to 2009. The same Jason Chaffetz is now a Republican congressman. And this time, it's freedom itself that he's hoping to kick in the hide:

Sticking to a promise he made in May, Mormon congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) promised to do everything he could to block the D.C. Marriage Equality bill from becoming law. Congress has 30 days to take action against it.
UTAH LAWMAKER CHAFFETZ VOWS TO BLOCK D.C. MARRIAGE EQUALITY [Towle]

Ya know, growing up in the football obsessed house that I did, it's a near certainty that I was forced to spend that December of '88 day watching the BYU vs. Colorado game rather than the Nick @ Nite reruns that were always more my speed. That childhood setback I could handle. But seriously, if I have to watch the older Chaffetz play political games with my older self's civil rights? Well in the name of Donna Reed, Michael Dukakis, and Darian Hagan, I vow that there will be hell to pay!

**UPDATE, 12/17: Are you kidding me?!?! Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Who Wants to Destroy D.C.'s Marriage, Is The Son of a Gay Romance Author [Queerty]

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Even though my own house was (and still is) rather football obsessed, 21 years ago they were too busy preparing for this gayby's impending baptism to care much.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Dec 16, 2009 6:09:33 PM

There's nothing he can do to block the DC law unless the Democratic leadership decides to totally sell us out. His comments are designed to raise money for a Senatorial campaign.

Posted by: Ken | Dec 17, 2009 2:30:09 AM

Chaffetz is a radical right fundamentalist cultist whore.

Posted by: Mykelb | Dec 17, 2009 12:14:57 PM

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