Radio talk show host, best-selling author, and conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham is frequently heralded for her blond beauty. She has great style, her hair always looks incredible, and she gives Michele Obama a run for her money in the sleeveless-dress department.
In addition to her good looks, Ingraham is a pretty tough cookie. Earlier this year she got in a yelling match about gay marriage with Bill O’Reilly. Any woman who’s willing to call out O’Reilly (who we’re assuming must not have had his butt plug in place during the debate, but you never know) on his B.S. is someone we want to have a drink or five with.
We don’t know why, but Ingraham strikes us as a whiskey drinker. Maybe it’s because she’s a little bad ass, but with a soft, delicate edge. We’d love to sip Manhattans with her at a swanky gay lounge while discussing important topics like this season’s contestants on Project Runway.
Over the years, like many anti-gay divas, Ingraham has straddled the line between being pro-gay and anti-gay. It all seems to be complicated by the fact that her equally hot brother, Curtis, is a ‘mo.
The two were estranged for almost a decade before Ingraham finally came to terms with his homosexuality, telling the Washington Post in 1997: “In the ten years since I learned my brother Curtis was gay, my views and rhetoric about homosexuality have been tempered, because I have seen him and his companion Richard lead their lives with dignity, fidelity, and courage.”
When asked by Larry King in 2011 whether she supported the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Ingraham said she didn’t have an opinion either way, replying: “I mean, I’m not running for office. I don’t have a view on every issue. It’s really not my focus on my show and I happen to – I hate saying that – I happen to have a lot of close friends who are gay.” But, nooo, she wouldn’t want her darling brother to serve her country.
Today, Ingraham seems more pro-gay than anti-gay. Though she has said she is opposed to gay marriage in the past, she seems to side with the gays during that bitch fight with O’Really: “For some people [gay marriage is] not about winning a debate, it’s about living the life that they want to live for themselves, for their communities, and their families.”
You go, girl!
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