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I Love Scotch. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch.

Lonegan calls Booker’s comments on sexuality “weird.”

Aug. 28, 2013, 5:44 a.m.

Former Bogota May­or Steve Loneg­an (R) on Tues­day re­acted to Ne­wark May­or Cory Book­er’s (D) com­ments about people think­ing the Demo­crat is gay. In a Wash­ing­ton Post pro­file, Book­er said: “And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s won­der­ful. Be­cause I want to chal­lenge people on their ho­mo­pho­bia. I love see­ing on Twit­ter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it mat­ter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not vot­ing for me be­cause you are mak­ing the pre­sump­tion that I’m straight.’”

Loneg­an’s re­sponse: “It’s kind of weird. As a guy, I per­son­ally like be­ing a guy. I don’t know if you saw the stor­ies last year. They’ve been out for quite a bit about how he likes to go out at three o’clock in the morn­ing for a man­i­cure and a ped­i­cure. … I don’t like go­ing out in the middle of the night, or any time of the day, for a man­i­cure and ped­i­cure. It was de­scribed as his pe­cu­li­ar fet­ish. … I have a more pe­cu­li­ar fet­ish. I like a good Scotch and a ci­gar. That’s my fet­ish but we’ll just com­pare the two.”

More Loneg­an: “Maybe that helps to get him the gay vote by act­ing am­bigu­ous.” (News­max)

In a Wed­nes­day New York Times pro­file, Loneg­an ad­mit­ted: “I don’t have a fil­ter, that’s my prob­lem.”

HOO­RAY FOR HOL­LY­WOOD: Act­ors Matt Da­mon and Ben Af­fleck head­line a group of Hol­ly­wood power play­ers host­ing a fun­draiser for Book­er in Los Angeles next month. (Hol­ly­wood Re­port­er)

Loneg­an, on Book­er’s celebrity: “What does that do for the coun­try? There’s no sub­stance here at all. It’s all, like, glitz.” (New York Times)
Kev­in Bren­nan

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