Rogers, sitting on a club chair in his Northwest Washington apartment, is basking in the attention. For three years now, he’s been a feared one-man machine, “outing,” he says, nearly three dozen senior political and congressional staffers, White House aides and, most damagingly, Congress members on his blog. On Capitol Hill, a typical phone call from Rogers — “Are you gay?” he’d ask — is “a call from Satan himself,” says a former high-ranking congressional staffer whose name is on the list.
Rogers reasons that there’s justice behind his tactics — “odious,” “outrageous” and “over-the-line” as they might seem to his detractors.
In Rogers’s mind, if you’re against gay rights in your public life and you live a secret homosexual life, all bets are off.
Congratulations to Mike. His work was solid and it’s been fun to watch the whole episode send the GOP — and Faux News — into shrieking bouts of cognitive dissonance.
Gay Old Party, indeed.