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Hillary Clinton thinks sexual orientation and the flamboyance of one’s partner have some bearing on the revelation of her precious secret cables that were ill-protected by the Defense Department. Joining her boss in weighing in on Bradley Manning’s guilt, she seems to blame his being gay and having a drag-queen boyfriend on his *allegedly* (important word, Madame Secretary, you and your boss should learn to use it) leaking secret cables to Wikileaks.

Hillary told staff that she could not fathom how an army private, Bradley Manning, with psychological problems and a drag-queen boyfriend could single-handedly cause the United States unprecedented embarrassment just by labeling massive downloads as Lady Gaga songs.

Clearly we need to go back to the days when gays were labeled security risks and drag queens ran the FBI. There may be lots of reasons why Manning should have been kept far from classified materials and the easy theft thereof, but his sexual orientation and the flamboyance of his partner have nothing to do with it. Clinton should direct her annoyance where it belongs: at a Defense Department that failed to safeguard her department’s communications. I mean, if gay drag-queen-loving Bradley Manning could steal your cables, Madame Secretary, think who else had read them long before Wikileaks released them. That’s your problem, not one caused by Bradley Manning’s sexual orientation. Oh, and Happy Pride, Hillary. I guess we’ll have to start judging people by their partners’ indiscretions again. How’d that work out for YOU, by the way?

Teddy Partridge

Teddy Partridge