Hillary Clinton was grinning from ear to ear while North Carolina Governor Mike Easley endorsed her by saying she's no "pansy."
It's the kind of veiled homophobic slur wingnuts use. We remind you that both Easley and Clinton are Democrats.
Never mind the innuendo directed at Barack Obama. What about voters who happen to be homosexual, or happen to think homosexuality is in fact not a mortal sin?
Ryan J. Davis on HuffPo:
Now, I know from spending many recesses in middle school being called a pansy that it's just a subtle way of saying "faggot." Clinton stood by while Easley made that comment, smiling away. Speaking to a prominent gay journalist friend of mine this morning, he expressed his frustration with her campaign. "Hillary doesn't care about the gays. It's that simple. We're a political tool, like everything else in that family's orbit."
Clinton owes the gay community, which she has shamefully used as an ATM during her campaign, an apology for gay-baiting. We're waiting, Hillary.
Joe Aravosis on Americablog:
Oh, so Hillary has launched a "culture war" against Obama. And what are the three elements of the culture wars? God, guns, and gays. Hillary already pulled the God and gun card on Obama in Pennsylvania, where she couldn't even say when she last went to church, and then claimed she was a hunter after a lifetime as one of America's top gun control advocates. And now she's gay-bashing.
So will she denounce Governor Easley? Will the media press her on it, after hounding Obama about Reverend Wright?
Oh, but let's not pick on Hillary. She's had such a hard life.
Joe Sudbay on Americablog:
Think about your daily existence and compare it to Hillary's "tough" life.
When was the last time Hillary Clinton:
Went to the grocery store?
Had to argue with her health insurance company about a bill?
Had to wait for the cable guy?
Had a spontaneous, unscripted moment?
The woman has lived in a protective bubble for over 16 years. She and her husband have hauled in over $100 million over the past seven years. Everyone around her is either paid to be around her -- or pays to be around her. And, she has paid Mark Penn a lot of money to tell her about the lives of real people, gleaned from focus groups and polls. That's her reality and she's not exactly roughing it.