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Old 07-12-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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What is a "Gay" sweater?
John McCain has temper tantrum over having to wear a "gay sweater"

McCain dislikes wearing ‘gay sweaters.’Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) reportedly is complaining about his aides forcing him to wear “gay sweaters” in order to look younger:

According to one insider, the knit-picking was the crescendo of a tirade by the Arizona senator, in which he blistered aides about the minutiae of the campaign. … McCain reportedly declared his frustration with being told to don the perceived homosexual outerwear in order to look younger and more approachable.

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/07/11/mccain-dislikes-wea... /

just makes me want to sing - "Don me now this gay apparal"

And how did McCain determine that his sweater was gay?
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:27 AM   #2
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Was it in rainbow colors....?
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:34 AM   #3
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Strangely, it was just a plain blue 'v' necked pullover. I think it was the "wear sweaters, they make you look younger" that he didn't like.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:35 AM   #4
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Thank God he just keeps making himself more and more irrelevant or I would have to throw a temper tantrum myself about this. I am sick to death of people using "That's Gay" as a way to express their distaste for something.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:40 AM   #5
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Maybe he felt an uncomfortable attraction to the sweater?
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:48 AM   #6
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Maybe he felt an uncomfortable attraction to the sweater?

pfffft....lol
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:31 AM   #7
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Maybe he's afraid of being mistaken for Jim Kolbe, another AZ congressman who IS gay..... Mc Cain's a jerk. (I'm allowed to say that as he is from AZ and I didn't vote for him!)
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:35 AM   #8
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I agree that people should stop using "that's gay" for things they don't like. cruel, insensitive, ignorant jerks..... (sigh)
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:51 AM   #9
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I find using "gay" as something yucky as discriminatory. You would NEVER hear anyone use the N word to describe something as not very smart. Our culture has a long way to go in recognizing its discriminatory patterns. sigh.:rollseyes:
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:16 AM   #10
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I remember when the word gay used to mean happy. Remember the Flinstones song? "We'll have a gay old time!"
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