Radical/Progressive Queer News and Commentary
from Memphis, Tennessee
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Would the G.O.P. nominate a Lesbian V.P.?
Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice is on the list of possible V.P. candidates to share the G.O.P. ticket with John McCain. What is not being discussed in the "mainstream media" is the possibility that Condi Rice is a lesbian:
"Rice, while feted by the mainstream press, could actually be a liability for McCain. The media has been loath to ask questions about a revelation by a Washington Post reporter who revealed that real estate documents show she co-owned a home and shared a credit line with a woman at Stanford. Kessler revealed this in his biography of Rice, The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy.
Rice co-owned a home and shared a line of credit with Randy Bean, a documentary filmmaker who once worked with Bill Moyers. She later transfered the co-ownership of her property to Bean, who told Kessler she had medical bills which left her financially drained and Rice helped her by co-purchasing the house along with a third person, Coit Blacker, another Stanford professor who is openly gay.
Rice's sexuality is off limits in the mainstream press -- to date, the press has not dealt publicly with the sexuality of California Rep. David Dreier, who lived with his male chief of staff, or Bush reelection chief Ken Mehlman. But in a no-holds-barred presidential campaign (the last time around, McCain was accused of having an African American baby), and an Internet-centric news cycle, nobody can tell."