Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss's office has determined that a comment reading, "All faggots must die" came out of its office, though it doesn't know which employee wrote it. Rogue bigot or simply taking his/her boss's views to a logical conclusion?
After blogger Joe.My.God and his readers traced the hateful comment on a Don't Ask Don't Tell Post to a Senate IP address and an Atlanta office, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution pressed the case and got the following statement from Chambliss' office late yesterday:
"The (Sergeant at Arms) has worked side by side with our personnel to determine whether the comment in question emanated from our office. That appears to be the case," an unsigned statement from Chambliss' press office read.
"There has not been a determination as to who posted the comment," the statement read. "That part of the review is ongoing, and is now in the hands of the Senate Sergeant at Arms."
Dan Savage told Keith Olbermann, "This is what they believe. This is how they talk about us in private, when they think that no one is looking or or they think no one is tech savvy enough to trace their hatred back to their office. There's no surprise. Saxby Chambliss is a homophobe and he employs homophobes, and I'm sure this is how they talk about gay and lesbian Americans who are serving in the military when they think it's no one but them in the room listening."
Let's take a quick look at what Saxby Chambliss has publicly said he believes. In February, discussion his opposition to repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he said:
"In my opinion," he said, "the presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would very likely create an unacceptable risk to those high standards."
Why, if gays are allowed into the military, Chambliss said, soon the armed forces will allow all sorts of other things.
"Alcohol use, adultery, fraternization, and body art," said Chambliss.
In other words, allow in the immorality of homosexuals, and pave the way for the fresh corruption of our troops with (gasp) tattoos.
He voted yes on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, and yes on banning gay adoption. He had a Human Rights Campaign score of 0%, before climbing to a whopping 20%.
So basically, whoever it was in his office trolling gay rights blogs, they were only taking their lead from the top.
Saxby Chambliss Says Gay Slur Originated With His Office [AJC]
Sen. Saxby Chambliss Admits: It Was My Guy That Said "All Faggots Must Die" [Joe.My.God]
Related: Saxby Chambliss [On The Issues]
Earlier: "All Faggots Must Die" Comment Traced To Senate Building