The gay community rejoiced yesterday when Ken Mehlman, the man who led the Republican party during it's most virulently anti gay years, came out. Said one gay male who refused to give his name, "This is huge. Ken's a great get, it's almost like if the late Lee Atwater had come out as black."
"Sure he might have done a lot of good had he come out while his boss George W. Bush was bashing gays left and right, but damn it, he's out now. Say it loud, Ken's gay and he's proud!," said drag queen Kayla La Queque. "We used to think that we didn't have anyone on the inner circle of the Republican leadership, but we actually had one all along and I'll bet he was cramming his gay agenda down the throat of President Bush and that big bear Karl Rove all along."
There's been no word yet if Mehlman's courageous coming out after he was no longer in power has empowered other self loathing deeply closeted Republicans to come out of the closet. Sweaty heavily muscled men who touch themselves a lot in gyms are eagerly awaiting the news that other Republican men, namely John Ashcroft, Fred Phelps, Newt Gingrich, and Mary Cheney will be out and proud like Mehlman is.