It was nothing new that the lowcountry Home Secretary was gay. He was enough of a 'good 'ol boy' to make it to the state house, but the governor, HA! that must be driving those christian fundamentalists crazy.. all their family values and biased (even racist) ways, they must be going nuts knowing a homosexual, why, some 'goddam drag queen' is running their state.
'Yup,' he says, 'It would have, but you see, it didn't come out until midway through his term, and see, he's done so much in the state... education, health care.. state's no longer at the bottom of the list in terms of our schools. Why, we're far enough ahead that we can wave 'bye-bye' to 'bama and Mississippi. . Peoples gots someone to take care of them if they're in a bind.. He even seems to have managed to fix the erosion problems on the coastal barrier islands... came as quite a shock to those army engineers that he was a flaming, well, flame... He's taking it all in stride though, you know, didn't deny anything or try to say no or he wasn't or didn't, or anything like that.. State newspapers don't know what to do.. and he gets so much recognition from around the country. He's a really bright guy.. feminists love him, N.A.A.C.P. loves him, why, even them republicans and a few other of the fringe elements had to admit he wasn't doin' such a bad job.'
'How'd it come out?'
'Oh, nobody knows for sure. I think it was always there.. he never really hid it, just nobody assumes he'd actually run for the office if he was full blaring gay... It was something like him at aparty he had, not at the gov'nuhs mansion, some private affair, thrown with his own funds, -- you gotta admit, he was pretty swift about these sorts of things, not a cent from the state, all his own money and he's got the paperwork to prove it.. Well, it was some sort of a party or costume ball.. Reporters made it in and took some pictures of him with a drag queen, his lover, and next morning it made it on the front page of the 'State.' Not bad legs on that feller if I may say so myself...'