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Liberal MSNBC Contributor Brian Schweitzer Has Gaydar

Here’s Democrat Brian Schweitzer — former Montana governor, speech-giver at the 2012 Dem convention, potential 2016 presidential candidate, and MSNBC contributor — on Eric Cantor and men from the South:

In an in-depth profile by National Journal’s Marin Cogan, Schweitzer, a Democrat, says that Southern men strike him as “effeminate,” says that ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor set off his “gaydar,” and suggests that Sen. Dianne Feinstein was a streetwalker for the U.S. intelligence community.

“She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees,” Schweitzer says of Feinstein, “and now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying I mean, maybe that’s the wrong metaphor—but she was all in!”

Cogan called Schweitzer on the night Cantor lost his Republican primary. The former governor had plenty to say about it:

“Don’t hold this against me, but I’m going to blurt it out. How do I say this … men in the South, they are a little effeminate,” he offered when I mentioned the stunning news. When I asked him what he meant, he added, “They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say—and I’m fine with gay people, that’s all right—but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he’s not, I think, so I don’t know. Again, I couldn’t care less. I’m accepting.”

Schweitzer is a frequent guest on MSNBC, appearing on Monday, for example, with Ed Schultz to talk about Iraq and oil prices. Here’s a screenshot from the video to confirm his MSNBC contributor status:

This is a lot worse that Alec Baldwin’s rage at the press, and he lost his show over it. If MSNBC has any integrity, Schweitzer should be gone, too.


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