"Wow, who knew a little award and a couple of pictures would get me all this attention? Death threats, hate mail and plenty of people who want to be my "friend"--and it's not even 4 pm!!!" - CPL Matt Sanchez, CPAC honoree
What is the problem?
Is it Matt's service in the Marines?
Nope. He can still be proud of that, regardless of what the right wing will now say about him (and until the military gives him the boot, AND THEY WILL. Even from the Reserves.)
Is it because both Hannity and O'Reilly championed Matt's cause at Columbia Universtiy?
Nope. But this is partly why CPAC made him a TOP honoree last week.
Is it Matt's association with GOP candidates?
Nope. GOP politicians love guys like Matt. Lots of guys like Matt...
Is it because of Matt's short-lived enamoured support from radical right wing pundit-wannabees like Malkin?
Well, not really...
Is it Matt's show of support from noted gay-basher and all-around-hater Ann Coulter?
UMMMM? Ya, that and the fact that Matt is a gay porn star known as Rod Majors:
And... Matt is a male escort as well. <<<(WARNING!!! Nudity in that link.) The Jeff Gannon story all over again.
Michelle Malkin is on top of the story after learning the truth about her former hero, and even answers her own question before asking it:
It's only a matter of time before the MSM goes nuts with the story. Report on the everyday progress in Iraq? Forget it. Sex, homosexuals, and the GOP? Get ready for wall-to-wall coverage a la Foley, Gannon, and Haggard.
Should CPAC organizers be embarrassed if the rumors about his alleged porn star past are true? Well, yes. Next time, they should do more extensive background research before handing out an honor with Jeane Kirkpatrick's name on it.
I guess we'll see who the real bigots--on both sides of the aisle--are now.
(You can find the link for the bigot Malkin here...)
Here is the problem Matt Sanchez:
It doesn't take her more than a few paragraphs to say something really, really stupid and hypocritical. Malkin has Matt going from hero to zero, and all because Malkin and most of her, and Coulter's, CPAC ilk are bigots.
As for Malkin's reports on progress in Iraq?
Here it is: More bombs are going off, more bullets are flying, and more Americans and Iraqis are needlessly dying today because of what semi-epsilon-moron-minuses like Malkin call progress.
H/T to Matt Browner-Hamlin at Emboldened.