Is Texas Governor Rick Perry Gay? As the 2010 Midterm Elections comes to an end, one question that was not in the Fox News and CNN and MSNBC eye was about Rick Perry and the “Gay Issue.” The opponent of Gay Marriage is considered by some to be “in the closet;” they’ve been working to get him out of it, if he’s there.
It’s something that was brought to light again, after being dormant for a period, by blogger Mike Stark of The Stark Reports. That’s the same blog that brought you the charge that Rep. John Boehner (R – Ohio) has a girlfriend in powerful Washington Lobbyist Lisbeth Lyons.
But this time, unlike the other story that doesn’t have much in the way of media legs, this one has been covered in the past and the media continues to mention it in Texas. But Stark’s blog is the hardest hitting effort yet. Stark writes:
As I began looking into this, I repeatedly heard detailed rumors of a past gay relationship between the Governor and his former Secretary of State, Geoff Connor. A version of this story included Perry’s wife, Anita, catching Connor and Perry in the act and screaming at him the next day from her office phone. The most common retelling has it that the Governor was caught, struck a quick (and expensive) deal with his wife that allowed him to avoid an immediate trip to divorce court, and swore everyone involved to secrecy.
I also learned of a new rumor making the rounds. Several sources told me they had heard that the Governor is in a current gay relationship with one of the two (male) chefs that Perry he keeps on staff at the tax-payer funded ($10,000 a month) temporary governor’s mansion.
What’s interesting, given the longevity and evolving nature of these rumors, is that as far as I can tell, no media outlet has ever publicly asked the Governor the simple question: “Are you gay?”
Stark also names members of the Texas Republican Parry who want Perry to declare his sexuality. But the other question is, the most important one, is will the electorate care if he’s Gay? The bet here is no, but then he will have to clear-up his anti-Gay rhetoric.