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Hillary: 'I'm here, I'm (a friend of) queer -- get used to me!'

by Jeremy Hooper

200802041800Yo, gays: Hillary Clinton really wants to be your leader. And how do we know this? Well, she says so in a new exclusive piece that she has given to the OurChart website:

A Message to LGBT Americans: “I Want to be Your President” [OurChart]

Totally different from the Republican candidates, who we hear will soon pen their own gay-centric pieces:

John McCain: A Message to LGBT Americans: “There Was A Time When You Might Have Thought I Wanted to be the Sort of President Whose Spectrum Somewhat Included You, But Now I've Totally Blown That

Mitt Romney: A Message to LGBT Americans: “Let's See Here -- Would It Best Serve Me To Say I Want to Be A Friend Of Gays? Hmm...What Do The Latest Polls Say?

Mike Huckabee: A Message to LGBT Americans: “YOUR President? YOUR Friend? Nah, I'm Actually Good. Tell Ya What: How's About You People Don't Bother Me For Eight Years, And I Won't Bother You? Sound Good?

Oh, Who The Heck Am I Kidding? Put Me In Office and I'll TOTALLY Marginalize Your Existences!
' I'll Make Dubya Look Like Freakin' Rosie O'Donnell or Somethin'!

And Clinton's message also differs from fellow Democrat Barack Obama, whose statement we hear will go something like this:

A Message to LGBT Americans: “Yes, We Can Change. We Can Change, Yes We Can. Right, Oprah?"

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Your thoughts

You do realize of course, that unlike Barack Obama who wants to repeal all of Bill Clinton's DOMA, Hillary says that she only supports a partial repeal of DOMA, and that there are other parts we should keep.

Can you name any part of DOMA you'd like to see remain on the books?

Talk about triangulation. She may want to be our friends, but we're still a partial threat to marriage.

Posted by: Jim Burroway | Feb 4, 2008 7:33:04 PM

Jim: Not one thing in this particular post is meant as an endorsement of Ms. Clinton's stances. It's only to highlight the message that she chose to post to Ourchart.

Of course I find DOMA unnecessary and in need of full repeal. I would hope that Ms. Clinton does as well, with her recently adopted DOMA stance part just another part of her strategic "evolution." To me (and presumably you), it's absurd that we are having to debate ANY of this. But the fact remains that ALL of the Dem candidates have made less-than-thrilling statement and employed annoying stopgaps as they work to serve two masters: reasoned progress and reasonable electability. We have to decide for ourselves who we most trust to get us to our goal.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 4, 2008 8:24:43 PM

Of course, what's not on her "comprehensive list" (seven items) of things she's done for gays is introduce a Senate version of MREA to repeal DADT.

But heck, she marches in parades! Can't ask for more than that!

Oh wait, yes we can. Never mind...

Posted by: KipEsquire | Feb 4, 2008 8:57:27 PM

...and translating from Campaignese into English: "My high-priced advertising agency told me to say this because they think it will help me get elected. But it really means nothing because once elected, I'll simply continue to do whatever will result in the largest deposits into my off-shore accounts."

Posted by: dave31175 | Feb 5, 2008 7:38:54 AM

Hillary voted for the war, she supported her husband's signing of DADT and DOMA, and she only speaks up for gay rights when addressing the gay community. Obama voted against the war and brings up gay equality in national venues, including MLK's Ebeneezer Baptist in Atlanta, GA. Get real, Hillary will do a great job maintaining the status quo. What has she really done for gays? NOTHING.

Posted by: R | Feb 5, 2008 1:19:07 PM

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