Conservative radio host and proud lesbian Tammy Bruce joined the discussion about Navy Capt. Owen Honors and his controversially homophobic videos shown to his Navy crew, by tweeting, “But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already–the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed.” Sarah Palin, who has not spoken out on the issue of “don’t ask don’t tell” or any gay issue really, re-tweeted Bruce’s message, thus leaving us to speculate about the meaning of this retweet heard ’round the world.
Bruce summarized the retweet accordingly, “I think [Palin’s retweet of] my tweet is her first comment on DADT, treatment of gays & attempts to marginalize us–thank you Governor.” Some might be eager to criticize both Bruce’s use and Palin’s affirmation of the term “homo.” However, this looks like the surest sign yet that Palin is attempting to surprise people and to reach out for support amongst groups who have not been particularly fond of her in the past. Let’s see if Palin clears up her position in the coming days or if she’ll be too busy helping Bruce look under people’s beds.
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