by Scoobie Davis
Right after I did my 9/03 stream-of-consciousness post that mentioned David Dreier, I received a bunch of emails mentioning that he was a closeted gay man. I didn't write anything about it because, even if it turned out to be true, I didn't feel it was any of my business. If Dreier is on his own time and he looks at his What-Would-Mary-Baker-Eddy-Do? bracelet and doesn't get a bad feeling about doing it with a guy, then more power to him. A case could be made that Dreier's anti-gay voting record made him fair game. Maybe, but I didn't want to be any part of an outing. That's not how I operate.
I read an article in yesterday's LA Weekly by Doug Ireland that a blog, Blogactive outed Dreier on the 17th. I still don't regret not posting anything. It's just not my style.