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The President will stop at nothing to distract people from wondering if he’s a Muslim:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in history.

Gay activists say the estimate of more than 150 appointments so far – from agency heads and commission members to policy officials and senior staffers – surpasses the previous high of about 140 reached during two full terms under President Bill Clinton.

“From everything we hear from inside the administration, they wanted this to be part of their efforts at diversity,” said Denis Dison, spokesman for the Presidential Appointments Project of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute.

No wonder Barney doesn’t want to leave Washington.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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7 Responses to “Obama Sets Presidential Record for Gay Appointees”

  1. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2010 1:13 pm

    Get a load of the facial expressions of the troopers sitting -behind- Sheriff Joe. Priceless!

    "For a community that is denied their equality, there will continue to be frustration at the pace of change" Dison said. There's that Change word again! Firstly, for someone that's being "denied their equality" ( they seem to be doing quite well thankyouverymuch! )

    In this economy.., I guess it pays to be gay? How many hetero job candidates were thrown under the bus to achieve this, one can only wonder. "We learn about a lot of these through informal networks" ( Dison ) Ok, can you perhaps describe to those of us not a part of the LGBT *community what you mean by "informal networks"? Sorry but how does that sound remotely like a level playing field?

    *At the risk of being 86'd from the Blog and without a shred of medical training, I've never considered homosexuals to be anything more than 'hyper-sexuals' and the only 'community' that's required for that is called… an orgy. Sorry.

  2. clu seatoe on October 27th, 2010 1:27 pm

    Accelerating quickly down the slippery slope to the devastation that lies in wait at the bottom.

  3. nannykins on October 27th, 2010 1:47 pm

    OMG Doug – The picture – the headline – AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  4. Joyanna Adams on October 27th, 2010 10:25 pm

    Well, if you read the grocery tabloids, you know why.

  5. bee on October 28th, 2010 12:07 am

    W.C.Fields lives! No, wait, that's Uncle Joe from Petticoat Junction!

  6. SignPainterGuy on October 28th, 2010 4:14 am

    Or Sheriff J W Pepper in "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun" ! He`d be more likely to have "that look" !

    A big ol` spit o` baccie juice in sheriff Joe Bite Me`s lap about now would be "just deserts", don`cha think ?!

  7. SignPainterGuy on October 28th, 2010 4:19 am

    That would fit right in with the rumors about The One Who Won One`s history, now wouldn`t it ?!

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