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PHOTO: Barney Frank Has Already Started Phoning It In During House Sessions

Bad-ass Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) made it clear he won’t be seeking re-election next year, but judging from what he’s wearing to this House session, he’s already got a mean case of senioritis.

Given that this Washington legend had a hand in the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the passage of hate-crimes legislation and the ongoing fight for marriage equality—not to mention a host of other important non-gay causes—we’ll let this fashion faux pas slide.

Just get back to the Brooks Brothers and suspenders by Monday, okay? (We kid, we kid!)

Image via C-SPAN


On:           Dec 19, 2011
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    • Marie Cohn

      I yield to the Moobs, I mean, Representative from Moobsachusetts. . .

      Dec 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wow

      He is 71 and spent almost half of that time in a Congress that refused to give him equal rights. What a soldier!

      *standing ovation*

      Dec 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • offbeatoh86

      If you look closely, he has a cast on his left arm. Putting on a suit over that is nearly impossible. Give him a break! (no pun intended)

      Dec 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • baidnjf

      oh dear god my eyes!!!!!!!!!!

      Dec 19, 2011 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PTBoat

      @Wow: +1 Seriously, Queerty writer? Are you so young that you have not even studied Frank’s history? Are you a writer for a right wing source? What is the use in disparaging this man who has changed the world the world in a positive way for gay people and others? Kill them while they’re down? Why not attack someone who is worthy of it rather than going for the low, and detrimental, story for the next few months?

      Dec 19, 2011 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lucifer


      Dec 19, 2011 at 9:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete n SFO

      Offbeat’s got it right…

      He was on the Sunday Talk shows with some kind of recent procedure.

      With all the d-bags ruining our lives on a daily basis in that House of Reps, you couldn’t have spent, oh… maybe 1 second, digging a little deeper?!

      Dec 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo

      I’m going to miss Barney Frank and his scathing repartee with Republicans on the issues. I would rather politicians be like him: brutally honest, knowledgeable and with a sharp wit, rather than milquetoast as alot are. So he wore a t-shirt? If he has a cast that would be a good reason! When my sister broke her arm all her clothing she wore had to be cut and resewn later because the cast was so large. Who wants to cut good expensive clothing? Leave the man alone.

      Dec 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • YouKnowIt!

      Reason #817 why I will not miss Barney Frank.

      Dec 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Interesting

      He’s been phone it in since he got the graft from the big banks in the 90s.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan

      nice tits! ;)

      Dec 20, 2011 at 5:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Olive Austin

      @8, @9 — I keep reading “miss Barney Frank” as “Miss Barney Frank”.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dallas David

      He’s more man than most of us will ever be, and more woman than any straight dude will ever get.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt Cornell

      I’m disappointed in the body snarking about Frank’s “man boobs.” These attitudes are rooted not only in our fat-shaming culture, but also in transphobia and our obsession with the gender binary. As a teenager, I had “man boobs” too and took a lot of shit for it. I even paid for expensive surgery to reduce my breasts. Not because there’s any wrong or medically dangerous with having breast tissue, but because of cruel taunts like the ones I’m reading here.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan J

      Some of the commenters are being too sensitive. Of course Barney Frank is a great man but it’s a fun picture because it prominently displays his rack and his high beams are on. Everybody’s got ’em so there’s nothing shameful about them. Calm down.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt Cornell

      @Ryan J: Ah. “Too sensitive.” We hear this a lot, from homophobes, sexists, transphobes, racists, etc.

      True, everybody’s got breasts and everybody’s got nipples. But Frank is being mocked for having large (ie. feminine) breasts. If you don’t believe it, read some of the comments here or look at the version of this story that landed the front page of Huffpo. Body snarking is rarely just a joke.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • takakupo

      Oh, come on! We all knew he was fat. Or chubby. However you want to describe it. He’s a great guy though. Totally misrepresented by his enemies and the low information people eat it up.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark

      More like BRA-ney Frank!

      Jun 12, 2016 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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