Being the husband of a presidential candidate sure has its perks.
Said a Gaydar spokesperson, “Marcus Bachmann is popping up on everyone else’s gaydar, we figure he might want to be on the real Gaydar! With over six million members, we like to think Gaydar is the picture of inclusivity–from swarthy barbarians to piggy politicos–all are welcome!”
Gee, the gays sure are generous, huh?
Meanwhile, on a related note, journalist Andy Birkey from the Minnesota Independent wonders whether Mrs. Bachmann’s relationship with homophobic preacher Bradlee Dean will become a scandal akin to Barack Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright, the reverend whose flippant “God damn America” remark nearly crippled the president’s 2008 campaign.
I think it’s possible, particularly since mainstream media has been discussing Mrs. Bachmann’s anti-gay history, but I also think homophobia’s far more accepted by voters than the nation’s rhetorical damnation.