Plumbing the depths of Joe the Plumber's "dictionary

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 9 10:36:15 UTC 2012
> Things only got worse when Sambolin cited some of Wurzelbacher's
> previous statements about homosexuality, including his claim that the
> word "queer" is not a slur, as well as his declaration that he would
> not allow homosexuals "anywhere near my children."
> "Have you changed your positions on this at all?" Sambolin asked.
> "So this is TMZ, this isn't CNN, is what you're saying," Wurzelbacher
> shot back.
> "Of course it's CNN. These are things that you said, that I would like
> to know if you still stand by them or if you have changed your
> positions on them."
> "Listen, in my dictionary, and everyone's dictionary in the 1970s, the
> word queer did mean strange and unusual. There was no slur to it. Do
> you challenge that?" the congressional candidate said, before adding,
> "Come on, you're trying to do a 'gotcha' moment, it's quite obvious."


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