Comment of the Day: If Dan Patrick Is Gay, How We'll Find Out

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We wrote about the strange passive-aggressive e-mail war between Dan Patrick and a state senate colleague, one in which the colleague wrote that he had heard Patrick was gay, but he hadn't said it.

That brought forth an epic rant about gays and Tea Party types.

guest wrote:

Republicans only want to keep the gays down, because it keeps their own closeted sex life seeming dirty - and by extension, "hot." Does anyone think Dan Patrick is going to have a press conference to 'announce his deep love and admiration for his secret, monogamous partner of 20 years?' Hell, no. Just like the rest of the "'Family Values' Republicans, he's going to get caught consumating a brief, anonymous, tryst in a Livestock Show & Rodeo Port-a-Can.

I'm not sayin' he's gay or nuthin'. I'm just pointing out a pattern of behavior that seems to be inevitably, universally, shared by public figures who expouse similiar ideas to Sen. Patrick's.

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