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Neither Kay Bailey Hutchison Nor Rick Perry Want to Be Associated with the 'Offensive' Word 'Gay'

Yesterday, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s (R-TX) gubernatorial campaign website was discovered to be filled with a variety of hidden "metatags" intended to draw internet users from search engines, one of which referenced the current Texas governor: "Rick Perry gay".

Perry Naturally, the camp of the homophobic governor was outraged: "Perry spokesman Mark Miner said he hadn’t seen the site. Speaking before Sadosky said the hidden phrases would be removed, Miner said: 'If they’re behind this, it’s outrageous. They should pull it down immediately. It shows the depths they will seek for their own political gain.'”

Here is the list of hidden metatags.

Hutchison's aides said they would remove the "gay" tags immediately, but not before labeling them "offensive".

Hutchison Said Hutchison spokesman Jeff Sadosky: "We did not know these offensive word associations were being searched for by hundreds of thousands of Texans everyday nor do we condone the computer-generated existence on our Web site."

Think Progress writes: "Hutchison did not clarify what exactly she finds 'offensive' about the phrase 'rick perry gay.' Is she offended by the very notion that her state could be governed by a gay man, or does she simply find the word 'gay' itself to be offensive? In either event, her initial mistake was nothing more than an innocent attempt to monitor search engines. Why she felt the need to respond with anti-gay rhetoric is anyone’s guess."

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  1. You see folks the problem here is that Rick Perry IS gay and very much closeted. About ten years ago his wife caught him with another man and about a half hour before her news conference, a million dollars showed up to call her off the exposure of him. He is publicly homophobic, anti gay rights, and a true asshole. I hope this campaign outs him totally. Hutchison is an airhead but Perry has worked to stop gay rights in TX.

    Posted by: bostonian queer in dallas | Jul 31, 2009 12:12:12 PM

  2. Hutchison and Perry are both cock-smootches.

    Posted by: Blair | Jul 31, 2009 12:19:23 PM

  3. Allegations of Perry's homosexuality have followed him for years. I remember hearing a legislator (I'm in South Texas) recounting the rumors about 6 or 7 years ago at an event here.

    If you've ever seen Perry's entourage when he goes anywhere, he doesn't do himself any favors with his staff: they're all extremely attractive, young (around 25 years old), white men. I've never seen a woman in his entourage that he wasn't married to.

    Posted by: Ren | Jul 31, 2009 12:59:08 PM

  4. Well I am hoping Ann Richards rises from the dead, so we can vote for her. LOL.

    Do we in Texas even have a good Libertarian or Progressive candidate? I have been eyeing our local state race here in my city and hoping to oust our Republican Conservative representative, who worked to curtail voter's rights this session -- didn't pass, thanks to the demos and chubbing.

    The conservative agenda is very strong in Texas, no gays, no evolution, no minorities, no science, no real history. Boy this is fun LOL.

    Posted by: Marlin Bynumm | Jul 31, 2009 1:01:23 PM

  5. Both repubs so why even go there? She isn't running against him, she is trying to replace her fellow repub.


    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Jul 31, 2009 1:20:10 PM

  6. The real issue of the Perry/Hutchison op-ed is the fact that their IT protocol is so out of date! Do you REALLY want these people running your state? This version of S.E. optimization is so 1990s that it's not even considered optimization but drawback.

    Posted by: Disgusted With The Lies! | Jul 31, 2009 3:41:45 PM

  7. wait until they get ahold of david dewhurst. he makes larry craig look like pussyhound bill clinton

    Posted by: clay aikens friend | Jul 31, 2009 4:53:14 PM

  8. I'm so embarrassed by my state's dumb ass politicians most of the time and regarding his gayness, where there's smoke...

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 31, 2009 6:01:13 PM

  9. "We did not know these offensive word associations were being searched for by hundreds of thousands of Texans everyday..." RFLMAO. Is nice.

    Posted by: KJ | Jul 31, 2009 8:26:35 PM

  10. Good grief. The offensive word(s) is "Rick Perry". Perry is a closeted George Bush wannabe - but without the totally stupid look on his face. Besides, its obvious he knows a nice cock when he sees one!

    KBH?? Met that twat years ago at a company in Dallas. She does her Texas grandma "well ain't that precious" rhetoric whenever there are dollar signs flashing around the room.

    Personally, I'd bet Perry would be a good fuck - at least once - and then dump him like he's dumped on our rights.

    I realize you'd have to read between my lines to note I wouldn't cast a sock of shit their way...say much less a vote....metatag or not.

    Posted by: mark | Jul 31, 2009 10:23:43 PM

  11. Rumors of Rick Perry's homosexuality are not just the fodder of Democratic blogs: even the mainstream weekly "Austin Chronicle" has covered it.


    Posted by: XNYC | Aug 1, 2009 7:07:53 AM

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