Saturday, September 15, 2007

Woo, Daddy!

Hats off to my darlin' Princess Sparkle Pony for leading me to this bit of juiciness from RAW STORY.
Check it out:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice co-owned a home and shared a line of credit with another woman, according to Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler, who reveals the information in his new book, The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy.

Kessler discussed the revelations with talk-show host and gay author Michaelangelo Signorile Friday on his Sirius Radio show.

According to the book, Rice owns a home together with Randy Bean, a documentary filmmaker who once worked with Bill Moyers. Kessler made the discovery by looking through real estate records.

Bean explained the joint ownership and line of credit to Kessler by saying she had medical bills which left her financially drained and Rice helped her by co-purchasing the house along with a third person, Coit Blacker, a Stanford professor who is openly gay.

Blacker later sold his line of credit to Rice and Bean.

Kessler mentions rumors about Rice's sexuality in the book and notes that many older single heterosexual women have been "unfairly" targeted with regard to their sexual orientation. He also says Rice has been the focus of "nasty attacks."

When asked about the revelations on Signorile's show, Kessler "said he did not know if this meant there was something more to the relationship between the woman beyond a friendship."

Perhaps the most popular remaining high-profile figure in the Bush Administration, Rice was promoted to succeed Bush by many of her backers. She repeatedly declined offers to run for president in 2008 and will return to Stanford upon her departure from the White House.

Rice faced attacks from liberals in the gay community over the State Department's reluctance to rebuke Iran for the hanging of gay teenagers. The gay rights lobby Human Rights Campaign called on Rice in 2005 to condemn Iran's human rights abuses after the hanging of two gay teenagers, and to express indignation over "other horrific human rights abuses against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people across the globe."

Rice did not.

The Secretary has remained silent on whether gays should be allowed to serve in the military and has not commented on the permanent partners immigration act.

Andy Humm, a New York gay journalist who discussed the Iran hangings on his TV show Gay USA, says Rice's silence gives "consent."

"Condi Rice works for an administration that uses attacks on gay rights to win votes," Humm told RAW STORY. "She has stood by silently while the President has proposed writing anti-gay discrimination into the Constitution of the United States. Whenever she is given the opportunity to distance herself from their anti-gay polices she punts."

"Silence," he added, "gives consent."

Signorile excerpted a brief quote from Kessler's book on his blog.

"After she became secretary of state, she came to a party at Blacker's house, kicked off her shoes, and began dancing through the night to rock and and roll," Kessler wrote. "Blacker, who is gay, wanted to show his partner how tight her behind is; he postulated that if he aimed a quarter at her butt, it would bounce off like a rocket. He was right. Rice, who was dancing, didn't realize what he had done until everyone began laughing hysterically. She was flattered -- and proud."

The blogger who first posted emails about former Rep. Mark Foley's (R-FL) solicitation of male Congressional pages, Lane Hudson, also questions Rice's silence.

"Secretary Rice has typified the juxtaposition that many Republicans have between their public and private lives," Hudson said. "Privately, she is very supportive of gays. However, she heads a State Department that has done little to move foreign governments around the world in the direction of equal rights for their citizens."

Steve Clemons, who blogs at The Washington Note -- and who travels in high-level foreign policy circles -- told RAW STORY that "Condoleeza Rice may or may not be gay but she is in a relationship which legitimately raises these kinds of questions. Before he took office, the president and first lady had close relationships with a number of gay men, including Charles Francis, whose brother managed Bush's reelection campaign for Texas governor."


Karen Zipdrive said...

Want more? I thought you would:

Karen Zipdrive said...

Bean and Rice?

bigsis said...

Ahh, a grain and a legume, the perfect protein.

And I thought nothing this year could top Craig's wide stance. Thanks for proving me wrong Zippy! HA

Lulu Maude said...

Nothing more repulsive than the sex life of just about any Republican.

Double eww.

Distributorcap said...

is anyone in that party NOT gay besides Tucker......

those Log Cabins must have some Saturday night soirees

karenzipdrive said...

Fucker Carlson overreacted to that gay man's pass back in his salad days because The Lady Wath Still Protesting Too Much.
Please, no grown man as fashion conscious as Carlson wears bow ties unless they are intentionally sending off gaydar signals.

karenzipdrive said...

Bean and rice- you can't make this shit up!!

karenzipdrive said...

Dig this:
"On the personal side, Mabry explores why Condi never married and had a family: He addresses the gay rumors but concludes no former girlfriend, if there is one, has ever come forward. Rice's stepmother, Clara Bailey Rice, said, "She doesn't care much for children. She'll pick up little kids, but she's through with them after that." Rice's friend and confidant Randy Bean says she doesn't have time..."

Dusty said...

Wotta friggin trip..thanks KZ!

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

This is all quite sad. I grieve for an America who is deprived by their savage politicians and blood thirsty village people with torches, from having a happy life of love and comfort from whoever they choose unless you are wealthy and powerful. It is the stealing of our humanity, our souls, our love and affection, more than the looting of our treasury that is the true tragedy of our political leaders. We are not allowed to love a same sex person, only they are. We are not allowed to have the type of sex we chose, only they are. Controlling primal urges, that is blasphemous. Shaming people over love, the most powerful feeling in the world, that is criminal. I pray for them, I really do. What I pray for, I cannot say.

karenzipdrive said...

Pursey, you are far more compassionate than I toward this phony bitch.
I've been around a few 'A List' queers in my day who vote Republican because they perceive them to be more about the rich getting richer--and they are already rich (or powerful) enough not to care about job discrimination, hate crimes or vandalism to their gated community homes.
Even if Condie were to come out, she'd still be one of those A List queers who votes for the party that rewards the rich and shits on the poor.
She's done nothing for women, nothing for African Americans and she sure as hell won't do anything for us queers.
I'm only glad she's apparently queer (like we already thought) in that the Republican right-wing hatemongers will start to view her as the rest of us do-- a phony, self-centered asshole.
I reserve my compassion for those who deserve it.

The Educated Eclectic said...

Someone on another blog wrote some asinine comment like "I hope she [condi] feels a twinge of embarrassment" response to that bit of drivel was:

Just a "twinge of embarrassment"??

This entire administration - supported in LARGE part by Ms. Rice, used an entire population of American citizens in order to garner the votes of ignorant masses who voted against their own self-interests (lower middle income jobs sent overseas, rising oil prices, the disparate numbers of them in the Iraq war vs. the upper class) in order to get TEH GAY menace.

In order to satisfy her BLOOD LUST FOR NEOCON WORLD INVASION, and her own MONSTEROUS EGO at being a woman in such a position, she gladly threw an entire population under the bus, and would do so again if she ran for president, no doubt.

It doesn't even matter if she is gay, straight, or whatever - ALL OF THESE people in the Cabinet reporting directly to the "head" of the party, have the blood of our soldiers, of the Iraqi people, and of the countless LGBT citizens who at the least have to worry about the very right to protect their property from double taxes or to visit a life partner in ER, or at the very worst end up jeered at, fired, attacked, beaten, maimed, or killed because this administration rams down the ignorant sheeple's throats about the dangers of TEH GAY.

F*ck Condi, Dubya, Turd Blossom, Brownie, all of them in the entire administration who put their own egos, skewed selfish ideals, and BLOOD LUST ahead of all else, and to the damage of not just the LGBT population, but the entire nation.

karenzipdrive said...

Sing it, sister!
Condi is as evil as any of these self loathing queer Republican men.
She deserves the same fate.

dguzman said...

What ever happened to people who ran for office so they could do some GOOD in the world?

karenzipdrive said...

I think many politicians start out with good intentions, but the power that comes with the offices they hold seems to corrupt most of them.
The GOP platform certainly encourages selfishness and judgmentalism over advocating for the common good.

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I did not express myself well. I was grieving for gays who are continually used as political weapons by this filthy closeted bunch. I was grieving for gays who are tormented by nasty, nasty extreme right wing christofacists. That bitch Condi went and bought Farragamo shoes and attended the Lion King while her people drowned to death it Katrina. She did not support a cease fire and went along with Israel as the destroyed Beruit and killed women, men and children. She refused to be the voice of women's rights. Yes, she is evil to her very core, evil. She has blood on her hands. I said I pray for her, but what I pray for I cannot say. I hope I cleared that up.

karenzipdrive said...

I pray that she gets everything she deserves. I'll let God sort out the specifics. ;)

The Educated Eclectic said...

"condi" and her ilk are so full of BS - they espouse the "religious" party but if they really believed, they would be scared as hell of what they would face in the ever-after. Why don't the dumba*s fundies realize that...that they (the dumba*s fundies) are being played like a cheap fiddle?