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Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D): Eric Cantor Sets Off My Gaydar

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I’m on the record as saying that I hope Hillary Clinton runs for president and gets the Democratic Party nomination. But Brian Schweitzer, also a possible Dem candidate, might just turn my head.

You may recognize Schweitzer’s name if you watch MSNBC. For the rest of us, he’s a (relatively) fresh face. And he’s got a wonderful way with words.

Here he is, opining to National Journal’s Marin Cogan about Eric Cantor’s loss last week:

“Don’t hold this against me, but I’m going to blurt it out. How do I say this … men in the South, they are a little effeminate… They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say—and I’m fine with gay people, that’s all right—but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he’s not, I think, so I don’t know. Again, I couldn’t care less. I’m accepting.”

How do you say this? You say this just like that, Gov. Schweitzer!

Aren’t you flattered, Southern Democrat males? You’re a little effeminate, but Brian Schweitzer accepts you anyway. Doesn’t that make you want to vote for him? Or are you homophobic?

He’s also bewildered by Dianne Feinstein’s criticism of the CIA:

“She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying! I mean, maybe that’s the wrong metaphor—but she was all in!”

Maybe that’s the wrong metaphor. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, the Republicans just got some help with their #WarOnWomen.

I like this guy. He says what he thinks, even when what he thinks is moronic. Isn’t it about time we had a president who doesn’t lie to us about his dumb opinions?

Schweitzer 2016!

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Jim Treacher