April 15, 2008
The return of Barney Fag?
Posted by: Chris
Remember back in 1995 when then-House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.), a renowned opponent of gay rights, referred to Barney Frank as "Barney Fag" in a press interview? He claimed it was only "a slip of the tongue" but as Barney noted at the time, "I turned to my own expert, my mother, who reports that in 59 years of marriage, no one ever introduced her as Elsie Fag."
Now we're seeing the emergence of "Obama Bin Laden," and I would file it away as things that make you go hmm…
First there was John Ashcroft, who flubbed it up while questioning Obama's patriotism:
Then Joy Behar of "The View":
Now there's the chairman of the Associated Press, of all people:
You can cut them all some slack, but you have to wonder if this sort of things catches on, whether the Barney Fag phenom has returned.
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