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Mitt Romney's Arizona Co-Chair quits and admits he's gay

  • jcrew11 Posts: 2
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:15 AM GMT
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    He's 7" cut; political campaign ruined
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:26 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidWhere in the article did it say that the Sheriff sent naked pics???? For someone who suggested I read the article maybe RickRick91 should read it again.

    Besides, I guess in the US anyone who has ever sent an naked pic of themselve to a lover by email is not fit for public office. I mean, who would ever do such a thing!!!! If making a dumb mistake disqualifies anyone for public office I suspect the pool of candidates would be small indeed.

    ...and with respect to the "bullshit" comment let's see if I understood correctly: the closeted guy's lawyers threatened the BF if he outed the closeted guy, so the closeted guy felt obligated to out him! Uh huh. More likely to me that the lawyers got involved because a jilted BF threatened to out him in the first place. Obviously more to the story than has been reported so far.


    from the Phx New Times who originally broke the story:

    "Jose came to our firm because he felt he was being intimidated, and he was in fear for his life," Weiss-Riner says. "He wanted his legal rights protected."

    He says Babeu then sent pictures to Jose.... In one photo, Babeu poses grinning in a pair of gray underwear in front of a mirror. The flash from his camera phone obscures his left shoulder. In another photo, he poses naked with an erection. His face isn't visible, but the bottom edge of one of Babeu's unmistakable arm tattoos can be seen.

    The text messages — many still saved on Jose's cell phone — appear to be sent from Babeu's business cell phone. Babeu identifies himself on his voice mail and says he is the sheriff of Pinal County.

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-02-16/news/paul-babeu-s-mexican-ex-lover-says-sheriff-s-attorney-threatened-him-with-deportation/3/

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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 11:56 AM GMT
    Minion saidWhen I lived in AZ in 2010 they were having a lot of trouble with a corrupt sheriff. I forgot his name though would this be him...? (anyone from AZ can help me out?)


    I think you were thinking Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    Mitt Romney was just following the law and doing his job.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    He's sexy. Political career in Arizona is toast but still.. He's sexy icon_smile.gif
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidThe pics that Babeu sent online of himself naked and of his naked erect penis are every bit as explicit and inappropriate as the pics sent online by Anthony Weiner.

    If Weiner needed to be removed from office for the pics he sent online - then Babeu should also be forced to step down.

    Yep, and interestingly it was the "morally corrupt" Democrats who urged Weiner to resign, while in other sex scandals involving Republicans the GOP was notably muted in their response. Isn't Louisiana US Senator David Vitter (R) still in office, for instance?

    It'll be interesting to hear what the Republican Party has to say about their Congressional candidate and County Sheriff.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    PeteInVenice saidsheriffassholeandhisboyfirend.jpg


    Heh. My friend took that picture. They've been to pool parties at their house several times. I didn't know that Paul Babeu wasn't out.
  • a303guy Posts: 789
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    I really hope the republican clown car doesn't crash out completely before the elections. At the rate its picking up speed with side-shows like this, I guess anything is possible.

    Thankfully, I just stocked up on popcorn.
  • calibro Posts: 8888
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    I am loving this Republican Campaign. It is a total Circus, wrapped in a Freak Show, covered in a Train Wreck, with Pathetic Debates sprinkled all over it, and we still have a few more months of entertainment. icon_biggrin.gif
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    Don't forget that it's sitting in a puddle of santorum.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    endo said
    PeteInVenice saidsheriffassholeandhisboyfirend.jpg


    Heh. My friend took that picture. They've been to pool parties at their house several times. I didn't know that Paul Babeu wasn't out.

    Wonderful, inside dirt! So is this lover of his really an illegal alien who made this all up, as the Republican apologists are trying to intimate? What was your impression of their relationship? Looks pretty intimate here.
  • HndsmKansan Posts: 15914
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Very interesting indeed..... good for him to have resigned and taken some real steps....
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    McGay said(Image posted)

    Fucking funny! But image got clipped on my browser, so in case that happened to others here I resized it:

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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
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    He's 7" cut; political campaign ruined




    Someone needs to uncover what is behind button #2.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    endo said
    PeteInVenice saidsheriffassholeandhisboyfirend.jpg


    Heh. My friend took that picture. They've been to pool parties at their house several times. I didn't know that Paul Babeu wasn't out.

    Wonderful, inside dirt! So is this lover of his really an illegal alien who made this all up, as the Republican apologists are trying to intimate? What was your impression of their relationship? Looks pretty intimate here.


    We just have some mutual friends. I've met Jose once at a pool party. I haven't met Paul.

    According to my friends, Jose had a serious breakdown when he caught Paul cheating and they broke up.

  • roadbikeRob Posts: 8823
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    Probably this means that Mitt Romney should stop pandering to the narrow minded, bible thumping screwballs and replace his anti-gay marriage platform with a more inclusive, progressive campaign platform. Not all republicans are opposed to gay marital equality, just the fundamentalist lunatics in the GOP's right wing.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Babeau for Prez, Sheriff Joe for Sec of State.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    This dude wasn't some sort of anti-gay zealot like that pig in Idaho... I feel for the guy.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    I love this Republican circus. Pass the popcorn, please.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidProbably this means that Mitt Romney should stop pandering to the narrow minded, bible thumping screwballs and replace his anti-gay marriage platform with a more inclusive, progressive campaign platform. Not all republicans are opposed to gay marital equality, just the fundamentalist lunatics in the GOP's right wing.

    Agreed, but not just Romney, make that all Republican candidates who should stop pandering. But those fundamentalist lunatics are the ones with their hands on the tiller right now, and you know where they want our Ship of State to sail. So crew members like Romney say "Aye, Aye!" or get tossed overboard.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    He's already whining about his privacy and being judged on his merits. Gosh, what a thought!

    Finish the dang fence, kapo.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Clearly Babeu's greatest crime is that this 42 year-old, self-described "str8 acting" man refers to himself as "Studboi1."
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
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    sdgman saidThis dude wasn't some sort of anti-gay zealot like that pig in Idaho... I feel for the guy.



    Threatening someone with deportation because they wanted to break up with him - this sheriff guy is worthy of pity ?

    WTF


    Did he actually do that?