Rumsfeld Hints He Differs from Bush on Gays, But Won’t Talk

RumsfeldGQ features a lengthy interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the latest issue, which eventually gets around to the subject of gay people:

GQ: DHR still lives by a code that no doubt served him well—to a point. You don’t self-aggrandize, you don’t kiss and tell, you don’t open a vein and act like you’re on Oprah. An example: I tell him I’d really love to know where he stands on social issues. He has lived a life fuller than most, and his intellectual wattage is undeniable. Surely he has thought about some of this stuff. He snorts. No, really. How does Donald Rumsfeld feel about gay marriage, abortion, etc.?

RUMMY: “Um, I’m not gonna get into it.”

GQ: But why?

RUMMY: “The administration has positions on these things, and if you’re part of the administration, you’re supportive of the administration.”

GQ: Yeah, but you’re not anymore.

RUMMY: “I know. But it’s just not the way I am.”

A lackey till the end, no matter who it hurts?


(via sldn)


  1. resurrect says

    for all that supposed ‘intellectual wattage’, having independent thought and the courage of your convictions are sadly lacking. a lackey? hmmm – more like the worst type of solider. America, we can do better.

  2. Wes says

    I don’t see this as a ‘hint’ of anything but the fact that Rumsfeld doesn’t like to be asked serious questions that require an actual substantiated opinion.

  3. jimmyboyo says

    It is degrading to soldiers to use the term in refference to rumsfeld.

    A soldier would have seen to it that the administration provided proper and enough body armor and armed vehicles for our boys and girls in uniform.

  4. anon ( says

    Were he not stuck in the 1970’s, Vietnam and the Cold War we might not be in the jam we are today. This is an administration noteworthy for its outdated and regrettable management style.

  5. Dean says

    Hmm…. he differs? Really? Well, maybe somthing along the lines of:

    DUBYA: We CAIN’T have HO-MO-Sex-ALs in the military. It’d be a sin!

    RUMMY: Hey, cannon-fodder is cannon-fodder.

    That’s about the only “difference” I could possibly see.

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