“I’m very thankful for my red-hot smoking wife, the first lady of Minnesota,” Governor Tim Pawlentry (R-Minnesota)in Waverly, as quoted in The New York Times.
Phew, he's straight. Now that he got that out of the way he can focus on the issues that really matter.
But lest we forget why he said what he said, flouting one's [heterosexual] sexuality while belittling another's [homosexual] sexuality seems to be a badge of honor within the conservative movement. Conservative Richard Lowry of The National Review noted his attraction to Governor Sarah Palin during the 2008 vice presidential debate. The religious right will be pleased (because that's primarily what they care about these days).