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What Happens When a Liberal Comic Sits Next to Ken Mehlman On a Plane?

Hilarity ensues.

(Newser) - Liberal comedian Marc Maron hit the jackpot on a recent flight when he upgraded to first class … and found himself sitting next to former GOP chairman Ken Mehlman , who recently confirmed he’s gay . Maron live-tweeted the entire experience, starting with a picture of Maron exposing his nipple as... More »

Gay Republicans Complain of Intolerance—on the Left

Political reaction to Ken Mehlman goes against stereotype

(Newser) - In assessing the fallout from former RNC chief Ken Mehlman's decision to come out of the closet, Jacob Bernstein points out in the Daily Beast that fellow conservatives seemed to shrug it off while "gay activists on the left pounced." Witness this diatribe from a PR strategist in... More »

Gay RNC Chief: Hero or Villain?

Pundits react to Ken Mehlman interview

(Newser) - Ken Mehlman sent pundits chattering when he came out of the closet to support gay marriage yesterday. Here's what they're saying:
  • “Honestly, I thought the guy came out years ago,” writes Hot Air blogger “Allahpundit,” recalling Bill Maher’s outing of him on Larry King in
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Bush Campaign Manager, Ex-RNC Chair Comes Out

Ken Mehlman: I'm now 'a happier person'

(Newser) - The manager of George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign, who later served as chairman of the RNC, is gay. "It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life," Mehlman tells Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic . "I wish I was where I am... More »

Karl Rove, Ken Mehlman Advise McCain Campaign

More Bush buddies work for senator

(Newser) - Major Bush pals Ken Mehlman and Karl Rove are jumping aboard the Straight Talk Express, both informally advising John McCain, a top aide to the GOP hopeful tells Politico. Mehlman, who ran Bush’s 2004 campaign, is an unpaid, outside adviser, while Rove recently donated to McCain and had a... More »

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