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Thursday, 08 March 2007

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Mustang Bobby

I also think he's being incredibly naive about his welcome into the conservative community. He may believe that all is forgiven, but I'm willing to bet that they're going to keep him at arm's length once the fifteen minutes have passed.

And while I'm sorry he'll be drummed out of the Marines, he had to know that he was putting that at risk when he made the choice to be in the films. Like it or not, those are the rules. If he's as straight as he says he is, then he would have put nothing on the line if he had just done his job as a soldier. He chose to be in those films; gay soldiers, however, don't choose to be gay.

Michael

It's not clear from what I've read that he was thinking about enlisting when he made those films nearly 20 years ago. But yeah, he should have known there was the possibility they'd come back to bite him in the ass when he did enlist in 2001. On that point he gets no sympathy from me, but it does still bite that the military is willing to let an apparently committed, skilled soldier go just because he used to get paid to fuck other men on film.

I share your suspicions that the conservacons are going to drop him like the proverbial hot potato once the spotlight is off. Though he did say he met Jeff Gannon at the CPAC shindig, too, though he didn't speak to him. So maybe they'll keep him around as another bit of window-dressing to prove their open-mindedness. (Gag.)

Incertus

he had to know that he was putting that at risk when he made the choice to be in the films

The films were old news and predated his time in the service. He had to know he was at risk when he made the choice to try to become a media darling and hang out with the Coulters of the world, and that's why I can't bring myself to feel too sorry for him. If this helps get rid of DADT, great--it's a shitty law and needs to be gone ten years ago.

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