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Monday, September 22, 2008

Big McCain News

I have been waiting on this, knowing it was coming. Now here it is.

John McCain's chief of staff is gay. that in itself is not news, but it is newsworthy because he works for an anti-gay senator who is running for president.

Mark Buse is the man. Michelangelo Signorile reported this today on The Gist,

Then I was contacted in recent weeks by 46-year-old Brian Davis, an Arizona resident, who told me about his intimate relationship with Mark Buse (confirmed by Davis' mother, as well as by a long-time friend), and who decided he needed to tell the truth about Buse, on the record, in light of John McCain’s dramatic shift to the ideological religious right in this election and his choice of Sarah Palin, starlet of the evangelical movement, as a running mate. (Repeated calls to Mark Buse's office and calls and email to McCain's communications office in the Senate regarding this story were unreturned.

Read the rest at The Gist .

At the same time, Mike Rogers has presented Buse at his office with the Roy Cohn Award for hypocrisy (the hypocrisy of working against gays while being gay) at BlogActive .

Or at least Buse's office staff. Buse wouldn't show.

We even have video (not racy) of Mark and his former lover in their abode.

This is one of the many reasons Republicans cannot be trusted. Hypocrisy at its greatest level.


Trey said...

Good grief. The question is, If John McCain deosn't think people should have premarital sex, and is opposed to gay marriage, does that mean he thinks gay people should never have sex?

I wonder how Mark Buse would answer that question.

Anonymous said...

ok I am clueless i guess. so john mccain is anti gay. why does mark buse want to work for him if that is a problem to him? and apparently john mccain didn't have any problem hiring him, so what's the big deal? i hope he was hired according to his qualifications and not who he sleeps with. and what is up with that video. it's nobody's business. LEE

Joe said...

It becomes business when one lives a lifestyle but works against it. Just like Larry Craig. Nobody cares if he gets his jollies in a public bathroom, but when he promotes anti gay legislation, the hyprocrisy shines.

Joe said...

Oh, and as for being hired for his qualifications, yes, being a K street lobbyist for Exxon and ATT is good for the lobby loving hypocrit McCain

Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you there are hundreds of gays and lesbian who work for people that promote hatred and even help them to carry out their jobs. Our community is an invisible one that likes to hide and straight people want to keep us that way. What they don't see or acknowledge won't change or interfere with their world.
Very sad for our country and community.
comments by....
Retired Military Lesbian Veteran

Anonymous said...

"Our community is an invisible one"

The gay guys and gals I know are hardly invisible (well most aren't). Gay people in the professional world are more open and successful than ever and I see them becoming more accepted for who they are, at least in the white collar world. It isn't perfect, far from it, but it is getting better I believe and I hope that it begins to get better in the blue collar world. I see some inroads being made there but it's going to take time.

"straight people want to keep us that way"

Not this straighty. If your gay, come on out and join the party.

Now if Mark wants to work for someone who doesn't support equality for LGBT people then that's his problem (or prerogative). I have known gay people that do not support gay marriage or the right for gay people to adopt. I don't quite understand why but they just don't. Maybe Mark falls into this category.

I am more concerned with his lobbyist ties (per the News article from today).

Joe said...

Retired Military: I might say thousands rather than hundreds of GLBT that work under closeted standards for those who promote hatred. Choir directors come to mind, but lets not go there.

Oh Brother: It's not so much that Mark works for McCain, it's that he is putting time and effort into his job which is to help McCain prommote inequality. that is where the problem is. Now, another question, this is his Senate chief of staff, not his campaign chief, so is he paid by tax payer money? I hate for my taxes to be working against me,in a hypocritic way, although I know that Bush and every other official are paid by tax money, and they (pres and legislature) work against me quite often.

Anonymous said...

Oops your right. I ended up getting the two people confused. Sorry about that. I usually try to double check facts or figures before I post. Sorry about that.