Bil Browning

Ken Mehlman parody ad

Filed By Bil Browning | November 01, 2006 11:48 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Harold Ford, Ken Mehlman, Republicans, Tennessee, the closet

Surely, we've all heard about the ad that the Republican Party ran in Tennessee against Democratic challenger Harold Ford. The ad used race-baiting techniques by showing a white woman implying that she and Harold had a thing. The ad closes with her speaking into her hand and saying, "Harold, call me."

BlogActive has produced this parody ad about Republican chairman Ken Mehlman. Mehlman, a closeted gay man, is one of the main forces behind all the vitriolic homophobia oozing from Republican pores.

Don't get me wrong, personally I think Ford is a creep too. He's not exactly a friend to our community either... (In fact, most Stonewall Democrat members didn't attend this year's Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner - a statewide conference of Indiana Democrats - because Ford was the featured speaker. I believe they also lodged a complaint with the party over his selection.) Sadly, as far as the gay community goes this is a case of bad vs evil. Neither candidate is a winner for the Tennessee LGBT community...


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