He's in CA to Fundraise
Do you get the sense that Barney Frank is not at all interested in Cleve Jones' gay march and rally in DC this weekend? Maybe the long-serving openly gay Congressman just isn't into the Lady-Ga-Ga-palooza aspects of the National Equality March. I suspect he has no time or patience for the march, the leaders of it, and the nebulous goals that are supposed to be achieved.
How far away from Washington will Barney be when lots of gay people descend on the capital in a few days? He will be on the opposite side of the continent.
From Matthew Bajko's story in Thursday's Bay Area Reporter:
Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts), the House's longest-serving out gay member, will drop in to the North Bay this weekend for two fundraisers before jetting back to Washington, D.C. The events are to help Frank raise a campaign war chest for his re-election next year. [...]He surely doesn't care that his name is missing from that list. Over at Queerty.com, Barney is quoted from a recent radio interview in which he opined on the march:
Frank's trip out west coincides with the National Equality March taking place this weekend in the nation's capital. As of this Wednesday, Frank's name was missing from the list of people endorsing the LGBT gathering on the National Mall.
"People are kidding themselves. I don't want people patting themselves on the back for doing something that is useless."Thank you, Barney, for speaking some much needed truth.