Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What a Drag!

[The Candidates] How can it be that so many people are still unaware that Rudy Giuliani not only couch-surfed with a gay couple during his term as NYC mayor, but also has a drag act?

I mentioned this fun fact during a recent editorial discussion and so many people looked surprised and puzzled that I was worried I had gotten my Big Apple mayors mixed up. Maybe it was Bloomberg? Certainly not
Dinkins ... although, come to think of it, I've seen a guy at the Trapp who looks suspiciously like Ed Koch in a dress.

The fact that a drag queen has made it so far in the Republican primaries doesn't come up in breathless "the times they are a-changin'" columns nearly as often as Hillary Clinton's sex and Barak Obama's ethnic background. (Frankly, there still seem to be a lot of racist, sexist, intolerant jerks around, so I'll withhold my own verdict on "the times" until Nov. 5.)

Still, for a straight guy, Giuliani's got a decent grasp of camp--so, for me, it's a case of
the sin; hate the sinner. (Brandon Burt)

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