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Sally Kern’s supporters are mean, too.

6:04 AM EDT on September 14, 2010

In today's Oklahoman, there is a story about one of Sally Kern's supporters calling her opponent, Brittany Novotny, a confused "It."  Here's a snippet:

State Rep. Sally Kern, known for her anti-gay comments, says she regrets one of her supporters called her opponent "” Oklahoma's first openly transgender candidate "” a "confused it."

Charlie Meadows, chairman of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee, said Monday he won't apologize for using the words to describe Democrat Brittany Novotny, a lawyer from Bethany, who is challenging Kern in the Nov. 2 general election.

"I could have used the word eunuch, but the word 'it' was not intended to be derogatory," Meadows said. "It is simply intended to describe really what she is now."

Asked if he would apologize, Meadows said: "Absolutely not. To people that live in the realm of political correctness someone such as myself who's rather plainspoken probably is always offensive. It was nothing derogatory in my heart or mind toward this individual. I'm just not politically correct; I'm just plainspoken.""¦

Novotny said Kern brought up her personal life when she spoke last month to a "Wake Up America" conference in Oklahoma City by the Bethany-based Southwest Radio Ministries. Novotny called the gathering "a small group of extremists."

During Kern's speech, which mostly was about homosexuality, she brought up Novotny:

"I have a very interesting race, I have an individual who was born a man, has had a sex change operation, and now considers themselves to be a woman," Kern said, according to a transcript of her speech provided by Novotny. "So, if you live in my district and know anyone who does, please get the word out. Because if I say anything about it, it's gonna look like I'm smearing, and I'm not, it's just a fact and they talk about it themselves."

Kern said she made the comments to the group; many were from out of state and only a few were from her House district.

Okay.  We know that Sally Kern is a lunatic, so it shouldn't be very surprising that her followers are also lunatics.  That being said, we even wrote some offensive things about Novotny in the past "“ I think Clark Matthews called her a shemale "“so I can't say I'm surprised that some Kern follower is basically doing the same thing.  I mean, Brittany's transgendered status is the 800lb Jim Traber in the room.

I guess the difference between us and them is that although we failed, we were at least trying to be funny.  And since we weren't funny, we personally apologized to Novotny, removed those statements from our site, and now treat her like a serious candidate.  Hell, we even had her on our radio show on The Spy.  Granted, one of the main reasons we had her on the show was to see if she would flirt with Chad (she maybe did) and then to see if that would make Chad uncomfortable (he wasn't), but still, we had her on the show.

That ended up being a good thing.  From talking with Brittany, we learned she is actually a pretty bright person.  She doesn't base her political views upon the scriptures of a 2,000 year old book.  She wants to welcome new businesses and people to Oklahoma (not scare them away).  And she wants to move Oklahoma forward, and not take us back to a time of bigotry and prejudice.

 Basically, we learned we'd much rather have some like Brittany help create the laws and policies that govern our state than crazy old Sally Kern.  But unfortunately, I don't see that happening.  Kern could poop on the Governors lawn and she'd still be elected. 

Anyway, I do have one question related to all of this.  It has to do with the picture that accompanied the article (see above.)  What do you think the response would be if you took that picture, showed it to someone from out of state, and then asked "Which one of these ladies is transgendered?"  How much do you want to bet that they would say the dude on the left? 

Seriously, Sally Kern really does kind of look like a transgendered women.  In fact, she looks like a transgendered homosexual woman.  I think we call them lesbians.  I'm not sure.  That means according to her logic, she looks like someone who is a bigger threat to our society than Islamic terrorism.   But of course she's not.  That would be a stupid thing for anyone to say.

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