Kick a man while he's down, why don't you?
Rick Perry has effectively taken himself out of the GOP nomination race, it seems, and he did it by his performance on the stump, not by skeletons in the closet coming out.
But now that he's seemingly buried, former state rep Glen Maxey -- the only out gay who's served in the state's legislature -- is hawking a new e-book that puts together all the gay rumors that have been passed around for years about Perry.
In terms of evidence supporting those rumors, there's not much, if anything.
But, if you want to have a handy guide to all the gossip and fifth-hand stories that reporters and political insiders have been passing around, you can buy the book.
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Or you can read Gawker's handy summary.
The official description of the book from Amazon:
On June 23, 2011 a national reporter called Glen Maxey, the first and only openly gay state legislator in the history of Texas. Rick Perry was making noises about running for president, and the reporter asked about rumors that Perry possibly may have had homosexual sex. Glen had heard the rumors before but never investigated them.
Now curious, Glen sent out messages to his wide network of gay and political contacts. Within hours, he received astonishing information from multiple sources. For the next five months, Glen's life was consumed with investigating the rumors and stories about Perry. Did Rick Perry have sex with men? Read this remarkable book and decide for yourself.
Next up: An e-book detailing all the Perry-with-stripper rumors.