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Cory Booker’s GOP Opponent Makes It Clear He’s Really, Really Straight (And Homophobic)

In an interview with the Washington Post this week, Newark mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from New Jersey, made it clear that he doesn’t really care if people thinks he’s gay. Booker’s opponent, however, cares. A lot. In an epic straight-man’s rant to the right-wing newsite Newsmax, GOP Senate nominee Steve Lonegan went out of his way to trash Booker’s interview, question his masculinity and trumpet his own “fetish” for cigars and Scotch.

After talking about what he terms Booker’s failures as a mayor, Lonergan then turned to the Post interview, and specifically the part where Booker says, “People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia.”

Lonegan first suggests that this is a campaign strategy: “Maybe that helps to get him the gay vote by acting ambiguous.”

But he quickly launches into speculation about Booker’s orientation. “I don’t know if you saw the stories [about Booker] last year,” Lonegan tells his interviewer. “They’ve been out for quite a bit about how he likes to go out at three o’clock in the morning for a manicure and a pedicure.

Just to let you know how manly he is, Lonegan made it clear:  “I don’t like going out in the middle of the night, or any time of the day, for a manicure and pedicure. It was described as his peculiar fetish . . .I have a more peculiar fetish. I like a good Scotch and a cigar. That’s my fetish but we’ll just compare the two.”

We doubt this particularly fetish means that Lonegan will be turning up at the International Mr. Leather finals, but then again, stranger things have happened when Republicans are involved.

Photo credit: Nick Step

By:           John Gallagher
On:           Aug 28, 2013
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  • 5 Comments
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      I WANT to say “Who does he think he will impress with this rubbish” but then I just remembered. The GOP.

      Aug 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      He’s a gay as a picnic basket, rumors flying around for YEARS.

      Aug 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Nobody was ever going to mistake Steve for a Metrosexual anyway. Not with that hideous rug slung on top his head.

      Aug 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Toooo funny! The name… Lonegan… says it all!

      Aug 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Don’t blame the straights once again for this closet case….

      Aug 29, 2013 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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