Yesterday U.S. Senate candidate and Newark mayor Cory Booker told the WaPo that it's fine if people speculate that he's gay:
“And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.’ ”
The remarks were seized on by Newsmax's Steve Malzberg, who asked his homophobic opponent Steve Lonegan what he thought about the "purposely ambiguous" remarks, Right Wing Watch reports.
It's kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy. I don't know if you saw the stories last year. They've been out for quite a bit about how he likes to go out at three o'clock in the morning for a manicure and a pedicure….Maybe that helps to get him the gay vote by acting ambiguous…I don't like going out in the middle of the night, or any time of the day, for a manicure and pedicure. It was described as his peculiar fetish. I have a more peculiar fetish. I like a good Scotch and a cigar. That's my fetish but we'll just compare the two."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP…