Friday, February 27, 2009

Potemkin Log Cabin

Alternative Title: A Gay Agenda for Our Times.

Funny story--turns out that one third of the funding for the Log Cabin Republicans comes from a noted Gay Democratic Financier. And I just thought the entire thing was a front for the love of troglodyte fiscal policy that dare not speak its name. Now things start to make a bit more sense:

The sources also said a controversial TV commercial that Log Cabin aired targeting anti-gay former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2007 before the Iowa caucuses was written and funded by Gill Action, but executed through Log Cabin to ensure the GOP organization’s name was attached to it.

The ad, which sources said Gill Action paid $100,000 to air, notes Romney’s earlier support of abortion rights and repeats a quote from him wherein he calls himself independent from former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.