Monday, November 1, 2010

Kleefisch Stands By Anti-Gay Bigotry

In the spring of this year, during a radio interview, Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor made a very damning anti-gay comment, comparing gay marriage to marrying inanimate objects or an animal.

Facing a statewide wave of outrage, Kleefisch apologized, in a fashion:
Kleefisch is the running mate of County Executive Scott Walker. His campaign spokeswoman issued this statement, from Kleefisch: “My comments were meant to relay my concern with redefining marriage. I never intended to sound insensitive, and have the utmost respect for all people. I apologize for my poor choice of words.”
Note that she never apologized for her bigotry, just her "choice of words." Apparently instead of table, clock and a dog, she meant to compare gay marriage to marrying a sofa, lampshade and an aardvark.

Also noteworthy is the fact that Scott Walker never condemned the statement. In fact, the only comment he made towards the whole fiasco is that he accepted Kleefisch's apology. I don't quite understand what gives him the idea that he speaks for the homosexuals, but whatever.

Not everyone is accepting her phony apology. Her own uncle, who is gay, was so offended that he gave $500 to the Barrett/Nelson campaign, and today came out with an endorsement for Tom Barrett and Tom Nelson.

Even the Appleton Post-Crescent saw through her irresponsible, hateful attitude, and has endorsed Barrett/Nelson.

To make matters worse, she was just on the Charlie Sykes show this morning and said that she "was sorry that some people were angry" but her focus is on other things. That is her own family that she is summarily dismissing.

If Walker and Kleefisch don't even care about their own families, how can anyone expect them to care about us?

1 comment:

  1. he accepted Kleefisch's apology

    Lucy, you got some splainin' to do.