Log Cabin Republicans, who admittedly are in need of a candidate—any candidate—that’s conservative and not spewing anti-gay vitriol have put their eggs in Sheriff Paul Babeu's basket.
You remember Sheriff Babeu, right Instincters? He allegedly threatened to deport his gay Mexican lover if he revealed their relationship. He also ran the Massachusetts boarding school where students levied accusations of sexual abuse, and Babeu was accused (by his sister) of having a relationship with a 17-year old student.
Well apparently Sheriff Babeu's electoral funding sources have shockingly dried up, so it's the Log Cabin Republicans to the rescue!
More after the jump.
Buzzfeed managed to secure the following invitation from the Log Cabin Republicans. It manages to leave out much of Babeu's recent unpleasantness. It states:
"Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu is a rising star in conservative politics. Chosen “Sheriff of the Year” by the National Sheriff’s Association in 2011, Babeu has gained prominence for his work securing the border and reforming law enforcement in Pinal County.
An Iraq War veteran, Babeu served for over 20 years in the Army National Guard. In his race for Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, Babeu has won the support of leading Republicans and was warmly welcomed at the Conservative Political Action Conference this year.
In short, Sheriff Babeu is a successful conservative Republican. He is also gay.
Sheriff Babeu follows in the tradition of many conservatives who have stood up in communities, town halls, and in Congress for what’s right for the American people. Following in the mold of the late Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), Arizonans have long supported the best candidate for office, regardless of their sexual orientation, including Log Cabin member and longtime Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ).
Simply by being who we are – unapologetically pro-gay and unapologetically conservative - Log Cabin Republicans like Sheriff Babeu are helping to secure the freedoms America stands for, and that’s something we can all be proud of."
So what do you think, Instincters? Is Paul Babeu the next great LGBT conservative political hope? Or are pickings just really damn slim?