Ken Mehlman, “my bad”

Ken Mehlman feels bad about his part in anti-gay bigotry he supported to get his dipshit in chief re-elected.

“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.” (source)

Better late than never, I guess.

12 Responses to Ken Mehlman, “my bad”

  1. Ken says:

    I have to believe in redemption for advocating awful policies.

    Otherwise I’d feel I can’t be redeemed for five years of putting people in jail for nonviolent drug crimes.

    • I see a former prosecutor differently than someone who was close to the top of the pyramid making policy decisions. But, yes, redemption should never be out of reach for anyone.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Do I have you mixed up with another Marc Randazza, or are you the same one who threatens to out gay guys who don’t pay your client’s extortion demands?

    • Provide one example of that ever happening, shit head.

      • Anonymous says:, the gay porn studio threatening to sue illegal file sharers, doesn’t seem too concerned that its lawsuits against some 40,000 so-far-anonymous BitTorrent users might out closeted gay teens who live in violent homophobic households. In response to one person’s email to the company expressing disdain, CorbinFisher’s counsel Marc Randazza, a First Amendment attorney, writes, “Liberty Media produces straight content too. So any thieving little shit who gets caught can very easily lie to his parents that he was looking at straight porn.” Harsh. And, well, that claim is not true at all.

        • J DeVoy says:

          Seems like a hypothetical to me. Also, queerty? Kind of like citing to the NRA in a discussion about gun rights.

          Given the climate of BitTorrent litigation, anyone who actually had this happen to him and his lawyer would be dying to tell a judge and get it on the public record. Given that the people who defend these suits are stooping to the level of advocating for a content-based restriction on the copyrightability of porn, I’m certain that they absolutely would bring this point to a court’s attention, demanding sanctions, if such threats had been made.

        • Seems sorta funny that this article is a whole year old, yet this parade of horribles has never happened.

  3. Oh, you’re sorry? No, no, dipshit. You resign. You don’t get to say “I’m sorry” and keep doing what you’re doing. You ate the apple, get the hell out of the garden.

  4. Mark Kernes says:

    Yeah; we’re not talking about a guy who accidentally tipped over a kid’s ice cream cone; we’re talking about taking a position that denied millions of people their constitutional rights. Mehlman can “mea culpa” for the next 20 years and it will hardly make up for all the suffering he’s caused Americans in the name of religion and conservatism. Fuck that asshole! (Not literally, of course…)

    • But is there no redemption, ever?

      • Mark Kernes says:

        Not sure why there should be. I’m certainly not going to bash the guy for, from now on, working to turn around the effects of his previous position, but I’ve got no problem with his living with the shame of what he’d previously done for the rest of his life. But then again, I’m not religious; I think people, generally speaking, get to suffer the consequences of their actions here on earth, particularly if such actions are not only egregious but in fact hypocritical, considering that Mehlman is/was himself gay. If he IS religious, he can imagine that his god will forgive him, so i don’t need to.

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