Schwarzenegger’s Parole Board Pick Nixed For Wanting to Kill Gay Activists

Former Long Beach City Council member Douglas Drummond, 72, was turned down for the job by the California State Senate “for voicing support of Fidel Castro’s sequestering of gays in Cuba, applauding the fact that same-sex couples don’t reproduce and saying about gay political activity: ‘How do we deal with it short of killing them?'” Drummond argued he made amends for those 1993 comments by donating to gay organizations and marching in gay pride parades; during the Senate confirmation hearing, he apologized and admitted “I wrong wrong. It was awful.” [LAT]