Ken Mehlman Regrets

Ken Mehlman, the formerly closeted, former head of the Republican National Committee, recently apologized for his role in the 2004 elections when the GOP, in order to reelect George W. Bush, turned same-sex marriage into a wedge issue and demonized the LGBT community.  As a result, nearly a dozen states passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.  The damage done from 2004 will take at least a generation to repair (barring an unlikely miracle from the Supreme Court).

Mehlman was Bush’s campaign manager at the time, which meant he was involved in this strategy at every stage even if he himself did not personally demonize anyone.

Only in song can I properly address Mehlman’s apology.

With apologies to Cole Porter

Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today, Madam.
Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today.
He is sorry to cause delay,
But two years ago dear Ken came out as gay, Madam.
Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today.

In two thousand and four, dear Ken worked for the GOP, Madam.
He knew that he had to win swing states in any way.
So he helped put out filthy lies
And made gays and lesbians into fall guys, Madam.
Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today.

Two years later the Dems took back power in Washington, Madam
Ken as RNC chief, took upon himself all the blame.
He retired to private life
And then realized he could never have a wife, Madam.
Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today.

Ken came out, and he vowed to atone and support the gays, Madam.
He raised money for AFER and made calls in New York State.
He says it’s for you and me.
He even got support from Dick Cheney, Madam.
Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today.

But dear Ken still supports anti-gay GOP candidates, Madam.
And Republicans try to take all of our rights away.
He raised money for John Boehner too.
Thus, that bastard Ken has penance yet to do, Madam.
Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today.

Ken Mehlman regrets he’s unable to brunch today.

2 responses to “Ken Mehlman Regrets

  1. You so eloquently sum up (and in the Cole Porter vernacular, to boot) what this Quisling Mehlman’s offenses were. Thank you for keeping alive the true history of what gave this grieving nation four more years of Neocon Hell that only flattered and enriched the war mongers, while sending 1,000’s of young noble volunteer warriors to their abjectly pointless deaths as well as condemning many 1,000’s more to debilitated lives as physically maimed and psychologically scarred sufferers of PTSD, memory loss, alienation from the very countrymen they enlisted to defend, and the embarrassed sidelong glances of Americans too ignorant to realize that their own elected leaders brought this upon their own fellow citizens in a now evidently pointless war 1,000’s of miles away from the unthreatened shores (by Iraqis, for sure!) of our beleaguered but always beloved USA.

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