“I’d grab them and hug them and tell them I love them,” adding that he’d say, “‘Dad believes marriage is between one man and one woman.’ My children understand there will be differences of opinion in my house.” – Chris Christie, NJ Governor, in his final debate with Barbara Buono, whose daughter is openly gay, when he was asked how he’d react if one of his four children came out as gay (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
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British cross-dressing actor-comedian Eddie Izzard, attending the Labour Party conference in Brighton yesterday, confirmed his desire to be elected Mayor of London in the year 2020. He announced it in a formal political setting, and for the first time mentioned his goal in a way that couldn’t be written off as just a dream. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband’s remarks at the conference indicating he would approve an Izzard candidacy were met with cheers. Izzard has stated many times in the past his intention to enter politics sometime in the next decade. In earlier announcements, he’s said he was interested in becoming a Member of Parliament, a Member of the European Parliament, or Mayor of London, with 2020 as his target year for assuming office. You go, Eddie! (via dangerousminds)
The New York City Mayoral race is lining up to be a freak showdown between disgraced politico, former Congressman Anthony Weiner (tweeted his wiener) and City Councilman and Christine Quinn. The former Governor Elliot Spitzer (hired a call girl) is running for City Comptroller. Eh, scandal schmandal. We New Yorkers FORGIVE! But we don’t FORGET. (via New York magazine)
From top, left: Joe Biden, Rudi Giuliani, Eric Cantor, David Axelrod, Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich, George Bush, and Mitt Romney. Not gonna lie, I would have lusted after each and every one. Even Newt Gingrich. Even Eric Cantor. ESPECIALLY Rudi Giuliani and David Axelrod. And Paul Ryan, omg YUM. Joe Biden is an old crush, so his hot high shool pic comes as no surprise. For more high school pics, including a FABULOUS Nancy Pelosi, and very revealing Michelle Bachman, check out today’s Business Insider. (via Towleroad)
And how ’bout it for Tammy Duckworth, who fought in Iraq (losing both her legs and badly damaging an arm in the process), and is now a U.S. Congresswoman-elect!
Formerly a helicopter pilot in the Army, she’s now fighting for abortion rights and gun control laws on Capitol Hill. Minnesota may have Bachmann, but Illinois has DUCKWORTH! Her Democratic Convention speech from earlier this year can be found here.