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Rea Carey’s Reward For Going Easy On Obama? Movie + Popcorn Date With the President

Barack Obama added another FAIL bedpost notch when instead of lobbying his millions of supporters to help keep Maine’s gay marriage law alive, he was asking everyone to support New Jersey’s (since un-elected) Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign. But two days later, who was he inviting over for a movie date? Rea Carey, the executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and her partner Margaret Conway. Maybe this is a Gay Inc. leader’s reward for not once lobbying your own supporters to try to get the White House involved in Maine’s marriage battle, and not even mentioning the president’s name in your day-after-the-loss press release about how gay Mainers could’ve benefited from an Obama assist.

We’d like to believe Carey took a minute — maybe during the previews? — to consult Obama during their November 5 movie date on why his voice is so needed in battles like Maine, where Obama, we’re imagining, then pointed to his prior stance that he does not even support gay marriage, though he does support a state’s right to decide the matter. But we’re forced to only go on our imagination and belief that Carey actually completes some of her job duties, because whenever Gay Inc. leaders go to the White House, they consistently fail to report back to supporters what was accomplished.

Besides filling up on Junior Mints.