A progressive Democratic blog recently published an interview with Linda Ketner, a candidate for Congress in the 2008 election, in which she has called out three South Carolina Republicans for being closeted gays. Ketner is herself openly lesbian.
FireDogLake, a left-wing blog, asked Ketner about her 2008 Congressional campaign, which she unfortunately lost by a narrow two percentage points. She has always been upfront about her sexuality, and even campaigned with her partner of nine years. Ketner acknowledges that her sexual preference could have impacted the race and her ultimate loss to conservative Henry Brown, but also made a very interesting comment on South Carolina politics.
“We have more gay people serving in South Carolina than probably any place in the United States; they’re just not out of the closet. We have an awful lot of people in the closet – Lindsey Graham, Glenn McConnell who’s our Senate president pro tem, our Lt Governor [André Bauer]. See South Carolina Congressional Candidate Calls Out Closeted Republicans Gay Wired