1. Paul R says

    I’m pretty sure that Schmidt is gay. He mentioned gays several times and has always diverged from the party or kept mum on this topic.

  2. says

    Paul R: He’s not gay; his sister is a lesbian, and he’s been open in his support for gay rights, which puts him at odds with his party and in synch with reality. And he probably never wants to hear the two words “Sarah” and “Palin” again as long as he lives.

  3. Steve says

    Schmidt is a smart, insightful guy….trying hard to be a Repub, but definitely against the grain!

  4. Chitown Kev says

    Well, the GOP attracts many gay staff people, to be sure, and apparently has a Congreeperson or 2 (in the closet) so what Schmidt is really saying is that the GOP can only attract the second-rate.

  5. Mo says

    I’m with elephant in the room. Snoop Lion might have just mixed up his words but he seemed to suggest that child-abuse is what led to gay priests abusing children. Bill Maher, the gay-loving Schmidt & SF mayor Gavin Newsome said anything about it?! It seemed like Snoop was just making a ham-fisted “joke” about nuns and priests getting it on but the “like they should be” at the end kind of stung.

  6. Apollo Sneed says

    In 1995, Steve Schmidt managed the unsuccessful campaign for Kentucky Attorney General of Will T. Scott, who is now a Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court… In 1998, Schmidt ran California State Senator Tim Leslie’s unsuccessful race for Lt. Governor of California. Also that year, he was the Communications Director for California State Treasurer Matt Fong’s unsuccessful campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. In 1999, he was the Communications Director for Lamar Alexander’s presidential run, leaving in June when the campaign reduced its senior staff.

    Then there was the 2008 McCain presidential campaign. I’m sensing a pattern here. Is he related to Bob Shrum?

  7. JD says

    I love it…I was the guy who posted that Palin/2016 question on for Steve! I’m so happy they got such a great laugh from it. Love the show, the only reason I get HBO.

  8. Diogenes Arktos says

    How about all the cutting-edge LGBT techies who have persuaded their friends to avoid the bigots? It’s not by accident that Silicon Valley is next door to San Francisco.