In Defense Of Matt Sanchez

One of the most fascinating things about the left is that they often accuse conservatives of hating gays in one breath and then display rampant homophobia in the next. From their assaults on Mary Cheney, to their outing campaigns, to the unfounded accusations liberals regularly toss around about some Republicans being “closeted” homosexuals, the hostility towards gays who don’t take marching orders from Ted Kennedy, Kos, & Howard Dean never ends. In fact, the best parallel to it is the way that liberals savagely attack black conservatives, sometimes in racist terms, simply because they’re black and conservative.

The latest conservative they’re attacking is Matt Sanchez, a member of the Marine Corps Reserve who won a well earned Jeane Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award at CPAC.

Here’s the rap sheet the left is pinning on him via the Huffington Post:

“As several gay blogs revealed late yesterday, Corporal Sanchez was known during his halcyon days as Rod Majors, a majorly well-endowed gay porn star. (Photos of Corp. Sanchez aka Rod Majors in action can be viewed here. I warn you, this link is NOT to be clicked on if you have minors around or if you’re in a crowded workplace). According to Tom Bacchus, Sanchez was also a $200-an-hour male prostitute who advertised himself (here) as an “excellent top.”

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There is of course nothing inherently wrong with Sanchez being a gay porn star or a male escort.”

First of all, there is “nothing inherently wrong with Sanchez being a gay porn star or a male escort?” Wrong answer. Yes, there is something wrong with it and if he were still doing those things, I wouldn’t want him given an award at CPAC or for that matter, even attending CPAC.

But, whether you’re talking about Sanchez or Jeff Gannon, if they want to go in a different direction with their life, I think that’s a good thing. There are plenty of Republicans, gay and straight, who have done dumb things in their past. That doesn’t mean they’re forever branded with some sort of scarlet “A,” or in Sanchez’s case, a Scarlet “GP,” for gay porn.

The mistakes Sanchez made years ago aren’t that important compared to the fact that he’s doing the right thing today and standing up to, “anti-war thugs on campus” at Columbia University. He deserved his award and even though he doesn’t have a perfect past, conservatives should be proud to have a guy like Matt Sanchez attending CPAC.

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