Woodwards Friend wrote:I'm not a Pugh voter but if he wins a seat he might as well be the Council President. It's basically just like anchoring a news cast. Pugh knows how to lead a discussion and finish it on time. It will be nice for Council to hit the posts on their agendas every once in a while.
jmy wrote:I can't wait until the churchie do-gooders find out he's gay.
jmy wrote:I can't wait until GGT adds him to their Saturday morning prayer line-up. I wonder they'll have the bums pray him away as a plot of the White Devil, as an Uncle Tom, or as a Homo-sexu-el.
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Does anyone else find it admirable that our city's top vote getter in the city council primaries is an openly gay man? First of all, there are very few openly gay politicians, and probably for good reason given our societal stance on the issue. Second of all, the black community (streotypically) is not very tolerant of gay black men and in a city with a african american popluation of well over 80% the city council could possibly have an openly gay black man as president? Has anyone made an issue about this in the media? Personally, I think its an extremely progressive stance taken by Detroiters. For a state and city that has been deemed by the media as racist, stupid, and for lack of a better word antiquated, in my opinion, this is a very impressive and forward thinking outcome.
It could also just be that name recognition pushed him over the top and voters didn't even think about the fact that he is gay (which might actually be even more impressive at some level), but thats a different discussion for a different day.
The Beav wrote:Cross-post to Predictions.
I'm thinking once the general uninformed voting populace finds out that Pugh is gay, they turn out in force to not vote for him.
Or am I underestimating the apathy in this town?
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