About a thousand, that's how many! I'm still screaming at the TV and the internet today! Have you ever seen a bigger bunch of narrow-minded, chauvinistic, untrustworthy pinheads in your life? (I'm paraphrasing a wee bit below to make a point.)
Ohhh, don't worry about my last 20 years of service where I've supported abortion rights and Roe v. Wade. Nooooooo, I was soooo wrong and now I've seen the light! -- Mitt Romney
Travel on government funds to see my girlfriend while I was still married to my wife? You've gotta be kidding me! I was the best damn mayor this world has ever seen! -- Rudy Guiliani
I've got me my Smith & Wesson's stashed somewhere and I'm not telling no how, no way! And by the way, I'm gonna waltz into this group knowing that the actor always wins! Haven't you ever heard of Reagan and Schwarzenegger? -- Fred Thompson
I'll just sit here with my weird eyes and look incredulous every time I'm asked a question. -- Tom Tancredo
Hell, I was right all along! I knew this Iraq War strategy wasn't gonna work! I told ya so! Nah Nah Na Boo Boo! -- John McCain
No worries, I can be your gyno and your President too! Kill two birds with one stone! -- Ron Paul
Okay, did I miss anyone? Yes I did. Mike Huckabee. I feel like Mike Huckabee is an honest and decent man. I don't agree with his views on any of the issues however he was the one candidate on that stage last night that could be called both honest and decent! I respect Mike Huckabee greatly. I just don't want him as my president.
Since when is every controversy that happens on CNN Anderson Cooper's fault?
Are we the only ones who know that Anderson Cooper has producers that should be vetting information about these questioners? Have all the Right-Wing bloggers lost their minds today? My goodness, even Washington DC's most famous male escort turned journalist Jeff Gannon was spouting his "CNN = Clinton News Network" crap today! Really Jeff, you don't have an axe to grind with Anderson Cooper or CNN now do you??? (for those of you who don't know who Jeff Gannon is, google away people. It's rather interesting!)
I mean, I don't want to sound like some 'fangurl defending her man' but Jeezbus why is this latest controversy Anderson's fault? Ms. Phebe told me that John Roberts spoke with Brigadier General Kerr on American Morning in order to clear up some of the controversy. You won't find much support for CNN today in getting the truth out so I thought I'd share this interview with you so you can tell the spin from the truth.
ROBERTS: Later, CNN found out that General Kerr is a member of Hillary Clinton's Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual and Transgender Steering Committee. CNN senior vice president and executive producer of the debate, David Bohrman, says, "We regret this incident. CNN would not have used the General's question had we known that he was connected to any presidential candidate. Prior to the debate, CNN had verified the General's military background and that he had not contributed any money to any presidential campaign. Following the debate, Kerr told us he has not done any work for the Clinton campaign. He says he is a member of the log cabin Republicans and was representing no one other than himself." ...
BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BRIG. GEN. KEITH KERR, U.S. ARMY RET., SANTA ROSA, CA: My name's Keith Kerr from Santa Rosa, California. I'm a retired brigadier general with 43 years of service, and I'm a graduate of the Special Forces Officer course, the Command and General Staff course and the Army War college, and I'm an openly gay man. I want to know why you think that American men and women in uniform are not professional enough to serve with gays and lesbians.(END VIDEO CLIP)
ROBERTS: So there's the question and Retired Army Brigadier General Keith Kerr joins me now this morning. We discovered after the debate last night that you are in fact a member of Hillary Clinton's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender steering committee. We did not -- we did a background check and we found that you have not made any campaign contributions to any candidate. Does that still stand?
KERR: That's correct.
ROBERTS: OK. Well, let me ask you about your position on the steering committee. What does that entail, and have you in fact done any work for Hillary Clinton's campaign?
KERR: I have not done any work. Several friends asked me if I would allow my name to be listed and I agreed because she is such a strong advocate of gay and lesbian rights.
ROBERTS: So this really hasn't required anything on your part other than lending your name to it?
ROBERTS: Now, did anyone from Hillary Clinton's campaign or from the steering economy or anyone else associated with a political organization put you up to the idea of asking this question?
KERR: Absolutely not. This was a private initiative on my own.
ROBERTS: So why did you want to ask this question?
KERR: I wanted to ask it because I wanted to focus attention on the damage that "don't ask, don't tell" currently does to our military readiness. Every day, the Department of Defense kicks out two or three talented gay or lesbian personnel. And we're talking about intelligence specialists, surgeons, nurses, doctors, 58 Arabic linguists since 9/11.
ROBERTS: And what was your experience like as an openly gay man to have to live in the closet of the U.S. military?
KERR: Well, I enjoyed the army so much that I wanted to stay and finish my career. However, I did so in the reserves, and it made a wonderful career for me and made me a much better person.
ROBERTS: But was it difficult for you?
KERR: Because of the gender?
ROBERTS: You're living two lives, basically?
KERR: John, because of the generation in which I grew up, one could not reveal their sexuality. It meant immediate loss...
ROBERTS: Oh, even in this generation again.
KERR: ... of your civilian or military job. And I wanted to be successful in life and it was necessary to not reveal my sexuality.
ROBERTS: Right. On the idea of not revealing things, we didn't know again that you were a member of the steering committee. There was also a news release dated November 11, 2007, that lists you as a national co-chair on veterans and military retirees for Hillary Clinton. Are you in fact a member of that organization?
KERR: Yes. It's the same one. Simply my list, my name on the list.
ROBERTS: So it's the same organization?
KERR: And both friends, yes. I think it's two separate lists to support Hillary Clinton.
ROBERTS: Now, perhaps our bad for not further investigating your background other than going on to make sure that you hadn't made any campaign contributions, but did you ever think to disclose your affiliation to us? And if not --
KERR: It never concerned me because I had not really participated in that.
ROBERTS: All right.
KERR: As a matter of fact, I supported several Republicans this fall.
ROBERTS: Tell me about that.KERR: One of them is Aliana Rossladen (ph).
ROBERTS: Rossladen (ph), correct.
KERR: And she's from the Miami area. She was in San Francisco recently at a fundraiser and I went and made a contribution to her campaign.
ROBERTS: And you're a registered Independent.
KERR: A registered Independent in California.
ROBERTS: Oh, General Kerr, thank you very much for joining us this morning, explaining a little bit more about your situation. I can't say that we would have used the question had we known. Now, a lesson for us as well. But thank you for coming in this morning, sir.
KERR: Oh, thank you.
ROBERTS: And thank you for your service to the country.
KERR: Thank you for being so transparent. I appreciate that.
ROBERTS: All right. Good to speak with you
Alright, I'm outta here for this week. My head hurts and my blood pressure is dangerously high! I swear to you, if one of these repugs actually makes it into office, I'm moving to Europe. Of course, that's if yelling at these PINHEADS doesn't kill me first! Have a great weekend everyone! And God Save The Queen! -Sheryn