puking is the reaction that resonates here – when the so-called journalists and the so-called MSM come together, there is a really rib-tickling result. Because they fear him, they will crucify him, but the rest of us love Mr. Baird, and encourage him to keep hitting them where it hurts. Next, one supposes, they will accuse Laureen Harper of trying to convert one to “our side”
Actually, it was common knowledge when I worked for a Harris MPP and Baird was a Cabinet Minister — back in 1995. I mean, everyone knew and no one cared. So, how is it news now? Funny where the real bigotry lies, eh and its not with conservatives. As JDot said, Baird rocks!
I met John Baird about 15 years ago and knew them he was gay. Big Deal, Who cares.
I like the man. He is funny, can talk sense and is quite personable.
I am not some young yuppy who goes with what is cool or trendy.
I am a small town grandmother who would be happy to sit down and talk with him.
In fact I have and enjoyed the experience.
I could care less your religion, colour, sexual preference or even your politics.
Just glad that John in Conservative.
Agree Darrell. Gay conservatives are regular patriotic Canadians. Gay liberals and NDP’s MP’s love to play the oppressed victim.
John Baird works hard to serve Canadians, he does Canadians proud.
Grow up Ian Capstick and all Manitobans know Glen Murray will never grow up. Ontario is welcome to him.
What I find most strange about all this reaction is how folks are making this so personal.
Recap the facts: It was Glen Murray who brought up Mr. Baird’s sexuality in the context of the long-gun registry debate in his “subtle” tweet. The Ottawa Citizen felt it newsworthy enough to write a prominently-placed article about it. The Citizen failed on several journalistic levels (hell, they didn’t even get the story right). Ian didn’t “out” John Baird, Glen Murray did (and at least two others before him).
Ian’s post is a correction of facts and a condemnation of shoddy journalism. It’s disappointing to again see potentially informative debate spiral immediately into name calling and blind partisanship. The last time I checked, the truth mattered.
Is this news? There are gay men and women in every walk of life (including the miiltary). Is it impossible for a gay to be Conservative or pro-life? Methinks this was mischief and guess what, no one cares – take that Mr. Sly Cat. Cheers.
Capstick outing someone else? He should come forward himself first. And I don’t even care if Baird is gay.
I heard Capstcik use the term “blowback” (unintended consequences of a military or political action) on a recent installment of CBC’s Power & Politics. My Goodness! It’s like hearing a Muppet use the F*word. What a weird little man…
It’s not whether anyone is gay or not: the issue is whether they, being gay themselves, make fun of or disparage other people who are gay, or are dismayed if their hiding in the closet is revealed. THAT’S what the Conservatives are good at.