Has anyone seen any checks from super-duper lesbian entertainer and gay marriage activist Rosie O'Donnell? I just used the SF Chronicle's search engine of donations to the campaigns battling over Prop 8, and here's what turned up when I punched in "o'donnell":
|Contributor name||Position||Amount||State or country||City||Transaction date|| |
|Paul O'Donnell||Oppose||$100.00||CA||San Francisco||10/17/08|
|Mark O'Donnell||Oppose||$150.00||NY||New York||9/3/08|
|Trevor O'Donnell||Oppose||$100.00||CA||Los Angeles||8/26/08|
|Ciaran O'Donnell||Support||$10.00||CA||Santa Clara||6/24/08|
|Ciaran O'Donnell||Support||$500.00||CA||Santa Clara||6/4/08|
Rosie's name doesn't come up. Now, of course, she made have recently made a donation and it's not yet been entered into the system, but if she has contributed, I bet she would issue a release about it or post something to her blog. Haven't seen either the release or posting from her.
Speaking of Rosie's well-read and influential blog, Greg Hernandez over at OutinHollywood is taking her to task for her MIA status in this fight:
Just finished checking Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie.com blog and find it kind of mind-boggling that she is writing about "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and old Reese Witherspoon movies and not a word about Proposition 8. I am curious about why Rosie, always so outspoken, has been so out of the picture ...I don't know why Rosie is so silent, and her checkbook closed, on the matter of Prop 8. Why is Rosie MIA on this fight?
Now what about the fight for equal rights in California Rosie? Any thoughts? Maybe we'll hear from her after the election because, as she writes, "i am trying to stay away from the news as we near the finish line ... the noise distracts me i believe."Oh, brother.