North Carolina Governor Mike Easley tainted his endorsement of Senator Clinton when he used a common gay slur at the end of his riff on how much he loves strong women:

ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley Tuesday morning in Raleigh, NC. After touring a bio-manufacturing training center, Gov. Easley, First Lady of North Carolina Mary Easley and Clinton held a ceremony at NC State University. The Governor formally expressed his support saying that there was "nothing I love more than a strong powerful woman." Easley concluded his remarks saying Clinton — "makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy".

Pam reminds us that Easley has a history of double-talking the gays:

Note that Hillary, who was right there with the NC gov, said nothing about his remark. Of course Easley infamously received the endorsement of Equality NC in his re-election bid, then in a debate said he’d sign a marriage amendment if it hit his desk, so why should we be surprised. And who is Hillary trying to court here — the "traditional Southern conservative." Take the homo money and run, as it were.

Easley’s a lame duck, and with incredibly important down-ticket primaries keeping Democratic activists busy, his endorsement may not carry the weight of her gubernatorial endorsements in Ohio and Pennsylvania. His political machines’s operatives are probably otherwise engaged in the primaries for governor and U.S. Senate.

Still, can we get a little "denounce and reject" action from Hillary Clinton about Governor Easley’s use of the word pansy at her endorsement party?

1. pansy

A sissy, fag, fairy, or one that is generally unmanly.
Christ, you’re such a fucking pansy, Paul.

2. pansy

girly and sissy-like
peter, you’re scared to touch a worm?? you are such a pansy!

Teddy Partridge

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