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Gay Republican Presidential Candidate Fred Karger Shut Out of GOP Convention

Gay Republican candidate Fred Karger has been refused a seat at the GOP Convention, the SF Chronicle reports:

Karger Even as Republican leaders say they're eagerly wooing all candidates to the state GOP convention Sept. 16-18 in Los Angeles, Karger says his request to attend and address the party activists has apparently been refused.

"I have been waiting for my invitation, and it never came," Karger, 61, a 38-year resident of Laguna Beach (Orange County), told The Chronicle last week. "And I called up a couple of weeks ago and explained my position."

That's when a party official, Karger said, left a "terse" message: "The schedule is completely filled."

The paper notes that Karger was shut out of CPAC earlier this year as well:

Karger was all set to attend the national Conservative Political Action Conference, where he had arranged for a booth and even provided his credit card to pay for it. He was surprised to get a call saying "Fred was no longer invited ... because there were no booths available," Miniter said.

Miniter called to check - inquiring about booth rental for another group - and suddenly, "they were more than happy to rent to us," he said.

Jimmy LaSalvia of GOProud, a the gay conservative group that has been shut out of CPAC as well, trashed Karger in the Chronicle piece:

"Unfortunately, Fred Karger is playing a stunt, and his stunt has run its course. His whole schtick is ... running around the country with a rainbow flag, saying 'I'm the gay guy,' " he said. "But he hasn't made a case about why he should be president of the United States."

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  1. You show me a GOProud member with a pair of testicles and a father that doesn't wish his Son was not his, and I'll show you a unicorn.

    Notice how GOProud have a terrible fear of rainbows? Yeah. They blame rainbows for the fact that their parents are ashamed of them.

    FAIL at life.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 24, 2011 5:18:01 PM

  2. I just don't get gay repub's. He's like an African American trying to join the KKK. He doesn't understand they don't want him and why because ??? At this point I can only conclude they are mentally ill.

    Posted by: ian | Aug 24, 2011 6:47:56 PM

  3. What a fool this Karger is. If you really think about it, would any political party want such a fool in their party? I know the GOP hates gays and they love to gay-bait, but this guy has had the door shut in his face so many times, and he's just not getting it, apparently. What a dope.

    Posted by: dancobbb | Aug 25, 2011 10:33:35 AM

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