Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty needs a time machine and he needs it now! Dammit!
He has told Newsweek that he regrets his voting in favor of a 1993 anti-discrimination law because he now realizes it protects “things like cross-dressing” and Tim Pawlenty has a thing for, I mean, he doesn't like cross-dressers.
He was a Minnesota state representative when he cast that vote sixteen years ago, and now that he is considering a run against Obama, he wants to flip-flip so he can kiss the big fat conservative ass of the republican Party. Tim Pawlenty is politics as usual. Stand your ground unless it keeps you out of office, and then change your mind.
Tim Pawlenty: "In 1993 I voted for a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodation, housing, and employment. That was 16 years ago....That statute is not worded the way it should be. I said I regretted the vote later because it included things like cross-dressing, and a variety of other people involved in behaviors that weren’t based on sexual orientation, just a preference for the way they dressed and behaved. So it was overly broad. So if you are a third-grade teacher and you are a man and you show up on Monday as Mr. Johnson and you show up on Tuesday as Mrs. Johnson, that is a little confusing to the kids. So I don’t like that."
So, an anti-discrimination law includes protecting people who have certain "preferences" like cross-dressing is bad because you don't want to protect people from discrimination based on their preferences?
What about people who prefer Catholicism? Or being a Baptists? Or not believing in god at all? Are their preferences protected?
You're a pandering-low-life-scum, Tim Pawlenty. You're a do anything to get elected, say anything to get elected.
You're Joe Lieberman!
And an asshat.