Meanwhile, last week, the Log Cabin Republicans, the oldest gay GOP group out there, threw away $100,000 on a full page adin the New York Times denouncing former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel because he once wondered aloud if an openly gay ambassador — whom he stupidly described as “openly, aggressively gay” — was a good idea.
What’s so wrong with that? Well, for starters, Hagel hasn’t been nominated or appointed to anything. The ad calling him out is based on a rumor — a persistent one, I admit — that President Obama is considering Hagel, an honest to God maverick Republican, to lead the Pentagon. But Hagel has been pummeled so hard for once having referred to pro-Israel forces as the “Jewish lobby,” and for expressing a willingness to talk to countries such as Iran and Pakistan, that it’s unlikely that he’ll ever actually get the nod.