There’s a rumor afoot that the senior United States senator from the state of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, member of the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, Air Force vet and current AF reserve colonel, is a closeted gay.
As Jerry Seinfeld would say, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” Or, is there?
William Gheen, thinks there is something very wrong with that–if the allegation is true.
Gheen heads the conservative, anti-amnesty, anti-illegal immigration Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), and spoke at a Greenville, S.C. Tea Party rally this past weekend and called for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to “come out of that log cabin closet:” http://huff.to/aAKqzY
Dems fighting words in most areas of the country even if they aren’t in Seinfeld’s ultra liberal New York City.
(For those not aware, the so-called “Log Cabin Republicans” are a group of socially liberal, fiscally conservative homosexuals who claim membership in the Republican Party.)
Gheen feels the lifelong-bachelor Graham’s possible homosexuality would be problematic for a variety of reasons. The 54 year old Graham is not due to face the voters in socially-conservative South Carolina until 2014 so he has plenty of time to refute the charge, assuming he sees a need of refutation.
Sen. John McCain has even jumped into the fray, accusing his Republican primary opponent in Arizona, J.D. Hayworth, of affiliation with ALIPAC and its ”smear campaign” against Graham: http://huff.to/dnh7y9
In New York it would be a plus not a smear.
As one blogger wrote on the issue, “Does it matter? Yes, if he is lying to his constituents or is voting in certain ways to avoid detection. It is important because he is still in the military and DADT is still the force of law. It is important because it goes to the issue of honesty:” http://bit.ly/cHMuYd
The chief honesty issue at this point in time involves Graham’s support for amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens now in the country, a position shared by his senate buddy, McCain.
As Gheen said at the rally, ”I hope this secret isn’t being used as leverage over Senator Graham, so today I think Senator Graham, you need to come forward and tell people about your alternative lifestyle and your homosexuality.” Gheen was obviously suggesting that Graham may have compromised principle by supporting amnesty.
Adding insult to injury, Gheen then said, “Barney Frank is more honest and brave than you.”
I don’t know what evidence, if any, Mr. Gheen has that Lindsey Graham is a closet gay or that he has been effectively blackmailed into endorsing amnesty for illegal aliens. If Gheen is in possession of incriminating evidence, he should make it public or else shut up.
Graham may simply be a committed proponent of amnesty on its merits. Maybe he is an honest Senator Grahamnesty, as Rush Limbaugh calls him.
On the other hand, if the rumors are true and substantiated as to his gay-ness, maybe he should fess up and consider re-locating to New York where he would be greeted with open arms, in every sense of the term.