State Republican head Doyle Webb acknowledged today that in Lincoln Day fund-raising speeches around the state this spring he has described the state Democratic Party as one that includes an openly lesbian legislator. The former state senator from Benton said he's mentioned her by way of contrasting the Republican Party -- you know, the one that understands "family values" -- to the Democratic Party, the one that is for sinning, family-hating Arkansans.
He said it didn't "ring a bell" that in one speech he'd warned that the state might one day have a lesbian -- he was referring to state Rep. Kathy Webb -- in charge of the state budget, as a Republican observer has passed along.
No, the GOP is all about "supporting the 10 commandments," Webb said. Except the one that says thou shalt not write yourself into your client's will to the tune of $300,000, a move that got Webb sanctioned by the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct.
Webb said he didn't see the contradiction.
We got Democrats Republicans sneering at Jews (see earlier post on Kim Hendren) and Republicans offended by gays. Where to turn? To the Democrats!
POSTSCRIPT: You think that screwup was bad -- i almost typed in the "10 amendments." Time to go home!