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For poofs

I don’t know if the Gentle Readers of this Tohu Bohu have heard the latest Ann Coulter mishegas, or even if it is the latest, as by now Ms. Coulter could well have said a hundred more things even wackier. But it caught my eye that Ms. Coulter evidently thinks that the Our Previous President’s “rampant promiscuity does show some level of latent homosexuality”. That is, I suppose, Bill Clinton supposed penchant for anonymous sex with women was connected with a deep misogyny that is, itself, connected with suppressed desire for sex with men.

Which does, actually, make a kind of sense, if you kinda squint at it. I mean, I grant that some sex addicts are acting out a hostility toward the sex they are, um, relating with. Or going backward, I certainly see how misogyny could well contribute to such behavior. And, of course, I admit that some homosexuals are misogynists, although of course, most misogynists are heterosexuals (simply because most people are heterosexuals) (at least within the context of this discussion). And I could imagine a man who is (in some sense) attracted to sex with men but told that such sex was immoral and unlawful and disgusting, told that he ought to desire women, developing what used to be called a complex, and attempting to seduce lots of women simply from a deep-seated feeling of inadequacy, and as a rebellion against the imposed sex role in a more socially acceptable direction.

None of this has anything to do with President Clinton, as far as I know. It’s not even a good set-up for a naughty story. But it’s possible.

But it has nothing to do with what Ms. Coulter is saying. She’s not attempting to find out what President Clinton really thinks, nor is she saying that he’s a homosexual because she thinks he really wants to have sex with guys. No, she is saying he’s gay because she doesn’t like him, and she doesn’t want anybody else to like him, either. Homosexuality isn’t about sex, it’s about power. Or in the words of Crazy Larry (from Layer Cake), “Fucking females is for poofs”. Or, more accurately, in the words of Roy Cohn from Angels in America, “Now to someone who does not understand this, a homosexual is what I am because I have sex with men, but really this is wrong. A homosexual is somebody who, in 15 years of trying cannot get a pissant anti-discrimination bill through the city council. A homosexual is somebody who knows nobody and who nobody knows. Who has zero clout.”

And it occurred to me, as I read about it, that surely everybody knows, everybody knows, that Ms. Coulter is trying to unman President Clinton by calling him a fag, with no connection whatsoever to who he fucks or who he wants to fuck. And then it occurred to me that just in case somebody does not know that, it’s probably a good idea to say it. Again.

chazak, chazak, v’nitchazek,


It goes beyond attempting to unman Bill Clinton, though. Two of the most prominent Democrats are Hillary Clinton and Al Gore, who are the two most associated with Bill. It's a pink scare tactic straight out of the McCarthy school designed to increase opposition to Hillary and Al.

and ironically, if sweet annie were bent, she'd be that much hotter.

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