Ken Mehlman Offers Apology For His Closeted Anti Gay Past
George W. Bush with Ken Mehlman
Talk about timing. I was just referencing Ken Mehlman for not acknowledging the damage he did to the gay community while working as the Republican National Committee Chairman and for his role in Bush's 2004 campaign. Now, in his latest Salon interview he does just that.
As for his role in the 2004 Bush campaign and its exploitation of marital politics, Mehlman is candid — and remorseful.
“At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort,” he says. “As I’ve been involved in the fight for marriage equality, one of the things I’ve learned is how many people were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved. I apologize to them and tell them I am sorry. While there have been recent victories, this could still be a long struggle in which there will be setbacks, and I’ll do my part to be helpful.”
Mehlman’s personal story reflects a national trend.