Openly gay Republican...yes, they do exist...Minnesota state senator Paul Koering is thinking about running for governor in 2010.
Of course, he's going to form an exploratory committee first to see what his chances are, without actually taking the chance; and he'll feel out.....no, not like that...state party leaders to see how they might react to his candidacy.
I was thinking this might be good, though. Gay. Republican. It might be the jolt the GOP needs rather than the humdrum-rumblings of the Cheney-Limbaugh-Steele axis of stupidity, until......
Senator Koering described himself as 100% "pro-life," 100% with the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby, and is against marriage equality.
Yes, you read that right.
In 2005, Koering came out during the debate surrounding a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. However, despite his opposition to the same-sex marriage ban, in 2009 Koering said that he would not...NOT... vote for a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
He said he had other, more important things to deal with. More important than equality for all Americans? I don't think there is such a thing.
He's a Repug. And he's gay.
And he's my Asshat of the Week.