Comment of the Day: Nah, That HISD Board Member's Flyer Wasn't Anti-Gay

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We wrote about HISD board member Manuel Rodriguez Jr., who sent out a political flyer noting that his opponent was endorsed by the GLBT Caucus, was 54 years old with no children and had a "male partner."

We called it anti-gay; one reader asked if the statements were false and said, "The flyer I received made no mention of hating gays."

To which another reader had a reply.

Katy wrote:

This is a great point.

Maybe Rodriguez just doesn't want his job anymore, and was highlighting his opponent's homosexuality in order to raise support for his opponent!


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