Former George W. Bush campaign chairman and RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman has publicly come out and admitted that he is gay.
"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life."
Really? You think working with people and for the political party that pushed making gays second-class citizens contributed at all to your level of discomfort, Kenny?
Mehlman acknowledged that if not for his secret, he might have been a voice for a more conciliatory approach to gays, according to the interview on the Atlantic's website.
"It's a legitimate question and one I understand," Mehlman said. Now, he said, he will openly back gay marriage as consistent with such GOP principles as "individual freedom."
Nice of you to talk about legitimacy now Ken. 'Preciate it. We hope you get to enjoy the same rights as everyone else one day. And we hope you work like hell to make it happen. You got some penance to endure.
Karl Rove offered Mehlman this advice: "Ken, the pressures, and I'm not judging them...I'm not labeling them...but they are destroying your potential..."