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RNC Chair Candidate Saul Anuzis' Gay Hypocrisy

Not that there's any dearth of hypocrisy in the GOP but here's a bit from RNC candidate and Michigan GOP Chair Saul Anuzis.

AnuzisVia Ben Smith at Politico:

"Last November Anuzis forwarded an email praising [rival candidate Michael] Steele from the Log Cabin Republicans, the gay GOP group, to James Bopp, Jr., a prominent social conservative and RNC member, under the heading, 'You probably saw this...' Bopp then included the email in a packet of documents apparently intended to cast Steele as too 'moderate' for the chairmanship. A month later, on December 19, an Anuzis consultant, Katie Packer, exchanged email with the president of the Log Cabin Republicans, Patrick Sammon. Sammon sought a meeting with Anuzis, and Packer apologized that he was on vacation. 'I will pass your thoughts on to Saul,' she wrote. 'I think you will find him to be a very reasonable individual who does not seek to grow the party by dividing it.' Which is the sort of inclusive language that social conservatives have been using against Steele."

Smith has published the email exchange between Packer and Sammon.

According to Michael Jones at Change.org, who recently published a thorough look at all the RNC chair candidates, Anuzis supported efforts in Michigan to ban same-sex couples from getting married, supported a federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, managed the campaign of former anti-LGBT Gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, and frequently ridiculed members of Michigan State's LGBT community online, calling them 'freaks' 'scum' and 'savages'."

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  1. The state of Michigan is dying and decaying and their political leaders are focussing their time and energy on denying equal rights to gays...gee I wonder if there is any correlation between incompetant mismanagement and failure at work here.

    Posted by: paul c | Jan 28, 2009 2:31:39 PM


  2. Every time another one of these gys is exposed as a liar, I feel a little better about myself.

    Sidenote: I was totally confused for second cause I thought the Michael Steele of the Bangles. While I've always assumed she's one of us, I doubt she's a Log Cabiner. Just a thought to lighten up the day.

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 28, 2009 2:45:11 PM


  3. Fitting last name.

    Posted by: DrLuke | Jan 28, 2009 3:23:34 PM


  4. Closet case!!!

    Posted by: Bojo | Jan 28, 2009 3:30:19 PM


  5. sounds like a real winner ... NOT. True moron.

    Posted by: KFLO | Jan 28, 2009 6:37:19 PM


  6. A politician suspected lying and cheating to win? Shocking news! ;-)

    (The GOP in Michigan has been successful in stripping rights away from gays, people of color and women in the last several years to win votes. The GOP and its surrogates placed several initiatives on the ballot that got bigoted voters to the poll. Divide and conquer politics work just as well as they do in Michigan as they do in California.

    Michigan business leaders largely came out against such efforts to no avail just as happened in California. The rights of minorities should not be up for debate in a plebiscite where they will inevitably be revoked.)

    Posted by: noah | Jan 28, 2009 7:10:37 PM


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