Sunday, July 24, 2005

White House homoeroticism

Frank Rich points to another White House personal attack used to silence anyone who would dare publicly embarrass the Bush administration, revealed by the Washington Post in 2003. Just a day after Joe Wilson debunked the administration's Niger uranium claim with his column in the NY Times:

On that evening's broadcast of ABC's "World News Tonight," American soldiers in Falluja spoke angrily of how their tour of duty had been extended yet again, only a week after Donald Rumsfeld told them they were going home. Soon the Drudge Report announced that ABC's correspondent, Jeffrey Kofman, was gay. Matt Drudge told Lloyd Grove of The Washington Post at the time that "someone from the White House communications shop" had given him that information.

Rich then points out that such attacks by Rove are a common tactic:
As Joshua Green reported in detail in The Atlantic Monthly last year, a recurring feature of Mr. Rove's political campaigns throughout his career has been the questioning of an "opponent's sexual orientation."

Who can help but wonder why? Why does Karl Rove have it in for gays? Is he hiding his embarrassment at his own sexual proclivities?

At the same time - as is well-documented by Rob at Realitique - the Bush administration is now known to have seeded the White House press corps with people like Jeff Gannon (a homosexual) to gratuitously ask questions that please the White House, rather than accept questions the press would like to ask.

While I may be criticized for crossing the line into out-of-bounds territory, I can't help but draw comparisons to another paranoid, insular, media controlling, militaristic, fascist regime. Yes, that one.

There's a not insignificant amount of fascinating literature examining the homoerotic tendencies of the Third Reich. Some of Hitler's closest confidants were homosexuals, and there's considerable conjecture that Hitler himself may not have refused sexual relations with other men.

I don't want to play this out too much as a possible characteristic of the White House because it's really of no consequence to me, and there are far more important things to focus on. Nevertheless, I do think Karl Rove's actions beg closer scrutiny.

Obviously, too much hay can be made of this with loose allegations. Furthermore, it's not my point to bash gays. I merely intend to expose Rove's wicked hypocrisy. I'll just leave it here, with a couple of side by side photos of Karl Rove and two of the people in Hitler's inner circle whom (it has been argued) were homosexuals, and with whom Rove may share a striking physical resemblance (as suggested in, as well as shared personality traits:

Heinrich Himmler

Hermann Goering

Der Rove (aka Junior's Turdblossom)


At 7/24/2005 09:22:00 PM, Blogger Mixter said...

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Homosexuality, that is. Fascism, yes, definitely wrong.

It seems like there are lots of closeted homosexuals in the GOP. What's the deal? Is that why they are the way they are?

Come out, already! Maybe if they can accept themselves they won't be such evil pricks.


At 7/24/2005 09:25:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Agreed. I guess the problem might be that the GOP is the party of intimidation and fear.


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