Someone tell Fecke:
Okay, maybe I’m just reading too much into things, but did Jonah Goldberg just imply that Trent Lott is gay?
Lott is detail-oriented, collegial with an Old World gentility — as well as a certain sexual confidence befitting a former cheerleader at Ole Miss.
I’m trying to find another way to parse the sentence, and failing.
On the one hand, having read Fecke
So I'll break it down for ya, Jeff: the stereotype male cheerleader is gay (I don't make up the stereotypes; don't bugger the messenger). Mississippians (stereotypically - see above) don't like gay guys. Lott was a male cheerleader. And yet Lott is straight.
This implies a certain amount of confidence in one's sexuality - perhaps inconsistent with being a liberal, but certainly not that hard to figure out.
Happy to help.
I keep trying, and failing, to parse why "moderate" libruls hate gay people so much.