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Gay Condi Rumors Derailed Veep Chances, Claims RNC Source


It could be argued that women have played a larger role in this election than any other previous presidential tally in American history.

Hillary Clinton made sure of that, drawing 18 million of the votes and breaking down barriers for countless ladies across the country. When Clinton lost the Democratic party’s nomination and it became clear nominee Barack Obama would not ask her to run for him, the Republican National Committee became more determined than ever to bring a woman onto their ticket, according to an RNC source close to the selection process.

This source tells Ian Halperin, an investigative reporter who previously exposed Scientology’s homophobic history, that the RNC’s estrogen-heavy short list included Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The hawkish, familiar and capable Rice seemed like be a good pick. Although she wouldn’t draw as many women as Clinton, nor as many blacks as Obama, her placement could have skewed the numbers a little.

The only problem? All those lesbian rumors about Rice and gal pal Randy Bean, with whom Rice shares home ownership and a bank account.

Though Bean denied any sexual relationship, the RNC realized media scrutiny would derail their ticket, says the source, who refused to be named:

It was the persistent rumors about her sexuality that ultimately killed her chances and removed her from the list. In Washington circles, it’s just assumed Rice is gay and nobody really cares. But in the glare of the media spotlight, those rumors were bound to get magnified a thousandfold and the mainstream media would have had an excuse to reveal the facts that would have caused conniption fits among the Republican base.

Whether or not her relationship with Bean means Condi is light in the loafers is not the point. It’s hard to prove one way or another. The fact is that by the time the media finished dissecting it, not a Christian conservative in the country would have gone to the polls in November and that’s ultimately what nixed the Rice candidacy.

With Rice off the list, the space was open for Sarah Palin, a candidate whose five children guarantee no pesky gay rumors.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 24, 2008
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  • 12 Comments
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      Well, YEAH. I’m sure the fact that she’s in so tight w/Bush would also make their asinine “maverick” claims utterly laughable.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 9:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amber LeMay
      Amber LeMay

      ^^^^ “tight w/Bush”…. THAT’S punny!!!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      I thought it was nixed for the fact that she had accomplished very little of merit (except the Sunday Talk Shows) and the fact that next First Lady Michelle Obama just does her hair and wardrobe better.

      Another closeted Gay Republican, what a Shocker!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane
      M Shane

      Children hardly prevemnted anyon from being a lesbian; in Palin’s case her lack of grey matter hardly qualify her as a human being.

      I’ve never had any doubt hat Condi was a dyke.The shared Home and Bank account are kind of a give away; especially with sombody who’s that much an angel of greed, it would suprize me that she’d share a peice of toast.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      Condi Rice for President – gay, black, female – we can get all the firsts out of the way and get on with electing the best individual.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike
      mike

      Come on Dude!!!!!!!!!!!………..Nice story…. with the exception of the fact the RNC (Republican National Committee) played NO, Zero, Zip role in McCain’s selection of a running mate.
      The search was directed by DC lawyer and lobbyist
      Arthur Culvahouse
      Rice’s ‘problem’ is not the gay rumor but 8 years of service to George Bush.

      http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/mccain-selects-former-reagan-official-to-head-vp-search-2008-05-23.html

      Sep 24, 2008 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kdogg
      Kdogg

      I will always love my CONDI!!!

      And come on “gay condi rumors.” She hasn’t exactly hid her sexuality her entire life. I just hope she musters the capacity to dump ice cold water on Bush for what he’s done to her fellow gays.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Only speaks volumes of McCain’s leadership and intelligence. Just look at how he’s dealing with the economic crisis by suspending his campaign and heading back to DC to work with the Congress on a bipartisan solution. While the Messiah keeps on touring and trashing America.
      The only thing that cost her the veep gig was herself. Thank goodness they choose Sarah. In the end only she can lay waste to the revolting self proclaimed Messiah and his robotic hordes.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron
      ron

      She deserved the betrayal by the RePIGlican party. As one of the most powerful homosexuals on the planet she could have made the life of gay teens in America a little easier. But no, she has an oil tanker named after her, so her loyalties lie with Saudi kings not gay black kids.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sara
      sara

      Halperin is the last guy I’d listen to as a source. He’s a grandstander.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 8:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian Miller
      Brian Miller

      An “anonymous source” cited by an *entertainment reporter*? Seriously?

      It’s more than likely that Condi is queer, but seriously, let’s click the citations up a notch or eight in quality, guys!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      I suppose since it’s well known that the head of Hitler’s NAZI stormtroopers, Ernst Röhm, was a ‘homosexual’ that it wouldn’t be that much more embarrassing hearing that someone who abetted Bush’s mass murder in Iraq like Herr von Ribbentrop, Reich Minister for Foreign Affairs, oh sorry, I meant Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was a lesbian.

      I mean, how much more embarrassment can we stand?

      (When I say that Röhm was a ‘homosexual’ I meant that like other racist vermin like CHURCHILL-Y and tallskin, he was a self-loathing homophobe unable to accept his sexuality. These people become racists or priests to compensate. That’s a common trend with rancid right-wingers, fascists, and other conservatives. There’s nothing remotely gay or queer about them.)

      Sep 24, 2008 at 11:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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