Look at this article from the Denver Post. Dean calls himself a “metrosexual” and then backs off. Am I the only one who suspects Dean was trying really hard to be cool and then remembered that the last couple times he tried to be cool — his whole rap-lover thing for example — the blowback was merciless. This is the equivalent of a check-swing just before being eligible for an Andrew Sullivan “Poseur Alert” Here’s the relevant part:
Dean declared himself a “metrosexual,” the buzz phrase for straight men in touch with their feminine sides, as he touted his accomplishments in “equal justice” for gay and lesbian couples.
But then he waffled.
“I’m a square,” Dean declared, after professing his metrosexuality to a Boulder breakfast audience with an anecdote about being called handsome by a gay man. “I like (rapper) Wyclef Jean and everybody thinks I’m very hip, but I am really a square, as my kids will tell you. I don’t even get to watch television. I’ve heard the term (metrosexual), but I don’t know what it means.”