Friday, May 22, 2009

Good male couple role models?

Seriously, aren't we going to have some positive gay male role model enter politics?

The mayor of San Angelo -- minor little town in Texas that it is -- submitted his resignation from an undisclosed location in Mexico ... admitting that he had fallen in love with, and is pursuing a relationship with, an illegal Mexican immigrant. Two weeks after he was re-elected to his fourth term, Mayor J. W. Lown chose not to take the oath of office while "aiding and abetting" an illegal.
In a way, it's kind of sweet, you know? He's giving up his political career for the love of his life. I'm just hoping, for their sake, that it's more than a lesbian relationship that peters out after a few years. Because, you know, Mexico isn't that far from Texas and it would stand to reason that the Mayor could make a couple trips back and forth... and vice versa. I would call the resignation the atom bomb of unwise decisions.

Meanwhile, this reeks of Gov. McGreevey. One of these days, I want a prominent, young, good looking politician to come out and say, "You know, I'm gay, this is my partner(/boyfriend), and I'm going to continue to serve in office because I am not committing any crimes by doing this."

Sigh. Dreams.

1 comment:

Douglas said...

http://www.glli.org/out_officials

Check it out, Barry. With 660 folks listed in the USA on that list, there's gotta be at least one. But, y'see, that doesn't make anything more than local news anymore.

Actually this wouldn't have made much news had the immigration twist not been thrown in.