Published May 13, 2010
So some gay groups are pissed over a picture the Wall Street Journal ran of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
It was also the same awesome picture we ran on Monday's show. The beef? That the shot was meant to provoke questions about her sexuality.
Gay and lesbian advocates, like Cathy Renna, believe it "clearly is an allusion to her being gay," even though the paper never mentioned her orientation.
And that's my point: The only time Kagan gets outed, is by gays. The bottom line: most of America doesn't care who Kagan likes to cuddle with. In fact, most of America doesn't even care about the Supreme Court at all (sadly).
The fact is, this so-called "whispering campaign" over Kagan's sexuality wasn't started by an average Joe or even an angry right wing preacher. The whispering is from the media — and busy-body bloggers, mostly on the left, who have too much time on their hands and too much identity politics in their heads.
Let’s take one major liberal blog. In it, the writer says that Kagan's friends insist she's not gay. But adds: "And yet, the rumor persists."
Yeah — the rumor persists, because you keep writing "the rumor persists," you jackass.
Worse, when gay advocates claim that the softball shot is innuendo-driven, they only reinforce the stereotype that all lesbians are softball players. In Politico, Renna questioned the photo's use, by asking: "Have you ever seen a picture of Clarence Thomas bowling?"
No, but Thomas was brutally vilified for not fulfilling a stereotype — that of the liberal black idealogue.
Something tells me he would have been happy with the bowling photo. Or being called a lesbian.
And if you disagree with me, you're probably a racist homophobe who despises the collected works of Ani DiFranco.