The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 July 2006

Tetched by Teh Gay

The Oklahoman this morning had a story on House District 88 winner Al McAffrey, and titled it Gay legislator not expected to push agenda.

My first thought was "Who are they kidding? Every legislator has an agenda, and ...."

Oh. Right. That agenda. What was I thinking? (And how come everyone else has a "platform" or a "values statement," but gay candidates have an "agenda"?)

Meanwhile, Chuck Wolfe of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which assisted McAffrey's campaign, asks rhetorically:

Have you ever heard of anyone running as a straight candidate?

Sssh. Don't give Thad Balkman any ideas.

Posted at 5:48 PM to Soonerland


And didja see the Istook story? The article was a real downer, about how Ernie is flat broke, unknown, and really has no club with which to beat Henry. Of course the headline was "Istook has chance, analysts say." Yay, Istook has chance!

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 11:25 PM on 30 July 2006

He's gonna need more than chance; he's gonna need community chest.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:00 AM on 31 July 2006

Good ole Ernie .. runnin on the Gods, Guns, Gays, and Immigrants platform ...... now THAT's an "agenda" :)

Let's hope this social Luddite stays in the land of the lost.

Posted by: Ron at 1:27 PM on 31 July 2006