May 23, 2007
That's Rep. Bitchy Queen to you
Posted by: Chris
For anyone even under the delusion that the U.S. has cornered the market on loony politicians, consider Clodovil, the first openly gay member of Brazil's national Congress. In an outrageous burst of mysogynism and plain ole bitchiness, Clodovil managed to reduce a leading female member of Congress to tears, and to the point of requiring medical attention.
It's less serious than it sounds, and Clodovil gets his just desserts in the end. Whether or not you're interested in Brazilian politics, take a few moments to read an absolutely hilarious recitation of Clodovil's misadventures by my friend Kevin Ivers, who blogs over at Club Whirled. (Many of you will remember Kevin as the No. 2 over at Log Cabin during the Rich Tafel years. This year he, like me, has moved to Brazil to be with his boyfriend, a handsome business school student by the name of Vinicius.)
As for Clodovil, what can you say? If only Barney Frank could tap into his true inner-bitch as effectively…
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