Yuma Mayor Al Krieger Calls Gays "Lacy-Drawered, Limp-Wristed People"
|Yuma Mayor Al Krieger|
According to this clip from KYMA Channel 11, Krieger used a Memorial Day speech to criticize congressional plans to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" -- and, while he was at it, to insult gays as "lacy-drawered, limp-wristed people."
Unbelievably, Krieger subsequently defended his remarks to reporter Nick Cilletti, explaining, "It came from my heart." Cause, you know, sincerity makes bigotry completely forgivable.
Oddly, Krieger seems to believe his gratuitous insult puts him right up there with Washington and Lincoln -- not that he's the one making the comparison, mind you.
"I am reluctant to compare myself to George Washington or Abraham Lincoln," Mayor Krieger tells the reporter modestly, "but I did get some feedback on what I said, and I don't believe I said anything different from what they would have said."
Weirdly, we couldn't find any gay-bashing in the Gettysburg Address, but perhaps our research skills are lacking.