Cory Booker Refuses To Douse Hopes That Everyone Can Sleep With Him Maybe

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OMG you guys, did you hear that Cory Booker might be gay? Well, actually, what he said was that he wasn't necessarily ruling out the possibility that he may or may not be gay, or straight, or something! In an interview with theWashington Post, Booker said that since he has not yet acquired a "life partner," some people speculate that he might be gay, and he doesn't actually say that he isn't.


Now stop that swooning, all of you.

Booker also said that when he spoke to a pastor friend about his worries over murder rates in Newark, the friend gave him some unsolicited advice: "You need to get married." We are rather concerned that his pastor friend thought that would have an effect on crime.

Booker told the Post that he worries about the effects of his political fame on women he dates, but is unworried by rumors concerning his sexuality:

“Because how unfair is it to a young lady to put them in the spotlight if they haven’t signed up for that yet?” Booker said. “And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.’”

No, silly, people are voting for you because you are a superhero Mr. Cool Guy whom EVERYONE LOVES, except, unaccountably, Pareene and some of you terrible commenters all like "waaah I am a Naderite who hates everything nice!" Despite that, for once we can still have nice (and ambiguously gay or ungay) things.

[WaPo via TPM]

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