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GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia Isn’t Trying To ‘Pick Fights’ With Anyone

“I’m Mr. Nice Guy,” says Jimmy LaSalvia, the former real estate agent-cum-GOProud head, this week of his role in politics. “The thing about it is, I don’t go around picking fights with people. I try to engage with folks and find common ground.” I mean, I guess? Because this was LaSalvia at CPAC 2010, talking about their booth neighbors at the National Organization for Marriage: “Who’s the pansy at CPAC?” Maybe that sounds engaging and I’m just hearing it wrong?