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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): 'I Ain't Gay' and I'm Not Having 'a Clandestine Affair with Ricky Martin'


In a new NYT profile by Robert Draper, Senator Lindsey Graham denies the gay rumors:

"For his sins, Glenn Beck termed the senator Obama Lite, while Rush Limbaugh labeled him Lindsey Grahamnesty. Less tame are the blogosphere monikers, like 'Miss Lindsey,' that play off of Graham’s never-married status. During a South Carolina Tea Party rally this spring, one speaker created an uproar by postulating that Graham supported a guest-worker program out of fear that the Democrats might otherwise expose his homosexuality. (Graham smirked when I brought this up. 'Like maybe I’m having a clandestine affair with Ricky Martin,' he said. 'I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men — I’m sure hundreds of ’em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge — but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.')"

And it ain't his first time at this rodeo, either.

(via ben smith)

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  1. A Republican liar, how odd.

    Posted by: ryan charisma | Jul 1, 2010 2:36:16 PM

  2. Actually if you look at it from another perspective. If we're saying he's gay because we think his voice is effeminate, then we're stereotyping ourselves. I'm sure most gay people have at least on gay friend that they've had to defend that's straight but has a few "gay" qualities.

    Posted by: Name | Jul 1, 2010 2:37:03 PM

  3. Yes, name...but he's actually gay.

    Posted by: TANK | Jul 1, 2010 2:43:54 PM

  4. Lindsey Graham is Gross.....Gay Face to the Enth,Ms look like Aunt Bea.Must be pathetic to be such a closet case as him...and deny your very existance to "Toe the PArty Line" ..NO Intergrity or self respect.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jul 1, 2010 2:51:27 PM

  5. "He doesn't look like a gay man...he looks like a lesbian" Well played, Jack. Well played.

    Posted by: LightningBoalt | Jul 1, 2010 3:32:19 PM

  6. I'd totally jump off a bridge if it meant getting away from him.

    Posted by: homoDM | Jul 1, 2010 4:04:35 PM

  7. For Ricky's sake I hope it's true.

    Posted by: jomicur | Jul 1, 2010 5:15:06 PM

  8. how long before miss lindsey gets caught with a baggage handler? all she needs is a large hoop skirt and she could be the belle of the ball.i can picture chasing all the boys round the old plantation.

    Posted by: walter | Jul 1, 2010 7:52:50 PM

  9. How is it that a late middle-aged eternal batchelor, a famous senator, is NEVER linked w a woman. Aren't politicians supposed to be babe magnets merely by being a famous pol?

    Then again there was an acquaintance of mine from South Carolina,a then employee of the G&L Journalist Association in DC, who at the time in 2001 mentioned that back home it was relatively common knowledge that Lindsey had a boyfriend who was a dentist.

    I guess there are certain rules that the Senate doesn't break, for should the Dems seek to make an issue of L.G., it'll be open-season on the gay Dem Senator, from the upper Mid-West.

    There should be enough DC call-boys with info to out a number of politicians but perhaps the "suprising" death of the DC madam, who ran the house that Senator Vitter frequented, shut them up.

    Posted by: smallhandff | Jul 1, 2010 8:11:01 PM

  10. If it quacks like a duck, it's a duck.

    Posted by: Harry | Jul 1, 2010 8:23:06 PM

  11. He is not gay. Gay is what we are. He is a CloHo: Closeted Homosexual. Totally different.

    Posted by: shanesoho | Jul 1, 2010 9:37:15 PM

  12. "I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men"

    Oh gosh. CLOSET QUEENS sure are funny.


    Posted by: FunMe | Jul 1, 2010 11:19:17 PM

  13. He's a closet queen sure enough, AND Delusional! I don't think he has a firm grasp of reality.

    Posted by: Kyle | Jul 2, 2010 12:07:36 AM

  14. I'm sure Ricky Martin has better standards than that anyway, lol.

    Posted by: libhomo | Jul 2, 2010 7:48:13 AM

  15. I don't know. Look at those gay, gay eyes.

    Posted by: crotchpheasant | Jul 2, 2010 3:14:57 PM

  16. Sen.Graham is being attacked for being PERCEIVED AS GAY (whether he is or not).

    I hope that gives him some insight into the rampant homophobia that his political party fosters.

    Posted by: JONNY NYNY2FLFL | Jul 2, 2010 4:00:55 PM

  17. Huh. Curious how a South Carolina senator would even know who Ricky Martin is. Do ANY Republicans know who Ricky Martin is? And yeah, nice joke about the GG given the number of suicides logged there. Tasteless ass.

    Posted by: Tom | Jul 3, 2010 10:17:35 PM

  18. This is one tupid old fart...but then again, he is from the Bible bred South where they sleep with their own cousins and have absolutely little to no education, exposure or life experiences outside of being told what and how to think.

    Posted by: Riley Jackson | Jul 4, 2010 8:40:48 AM

    Attention, Republicans, Beverley Leslie is a homosexual. I repeat: Beverley Leslie is a homosexual.

    Posted by: smc | Jul 5, 2010 3:00:18 PM

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