Jan Brewer's Campaign Advisor, Chuck Coughlin, Posts Half-Assed Apology After Gay-Baiting Smear

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Chuck Coughlin, Governor Jan Brewer's campaign advisor, spread a rumor that Terry Goddard is gay. He's sorry if the rumor offended you.
​An apology for offending people with a political smear isn't the same as apologizing for the smear, but that's the best anyone's getting out Chuck Coughlin, Governor Jan Brewer's campaign advisor.

Following his random, gay-baiting smear against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry Goddard yesterday, Coughlin posted the smarmy "I'm sorry" message on his blog. But he doesn't seem to be all that sorry.

Coughlin removed the link to the court transcript that implies Goddard's gay, but didn't alter or remove the post that had contained the link. The mention of the 20-year-old transcript and the "not-that-there's-anything-wrong-with-that" verbiage is still there.

Goddard, who has a wife and son, swore on KTAR (92.3 FM) radio yesterday that he wasn't gay.

Coughlin's previous post suggested the attempted outing of Goddard was in retaliation for "unfounded rumors" about Brewer's health that were "being perpetuated by Goddard and his democrat operatives." 

We figure that Coughlin was merely waiting for the perfect time in the campaign season to publish that transcript, and Monday was it: The proverbial "October surprise."

Brewer, meanwhile, seemed to turn on Coughlin, telling the Associated Press it was "ridiculous" of him to question Goddard's sexuality. But she has nothing to apologize for, she says, because she hadn't made the offensive statements.

What crap. She should know that at this point in the campaign, she's on the hook for everything Coughlin says about her opponent.

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Deciet2010
Deciet2010

If I was running for Gov., I would place my disabled child in front seat and ride the fact that I have and care for a physically challenged child and can still take care of this state. I would not-NOT speak about my child, hide him/her or be embarrassed to admit that my child has a disability. Sorry Boo-bo (Brewer).

joe
joe

if terry is gay who give a fuck he would be a good gov .if you finger jan berwer's lose pussy who cares it's your finger thats going to smell

Mistalee
Mistalee

Goddard blew it. He let Brouhaha's camp force him into saying he's NOT gay. So they punked him, put him off message and on the defensive.

M.Salgado
M.Salgado

I was voting for Boo-Boo Brewer, but since she is doing the Joe Arpaio campaign dirty tactics like Assapaio did. Screw her. Goddard gets the votes. Independants?? Look at all the shit the republicans are doing and the fricking cost to the state and her staff pulls this shit. Shameless.

GSG9
GSG9

Brewer's a fucking bitch. Gee, sorry if this offended you.

Garyisabusyguy
Garyisabusyguy

when are Arizonan's going to wake up and stop voting for puppet gop candidates who have nothing to offer but divisive sound bites

Margie Robinson
Margie Robinson

The hypocrisy of some of these folks is beyond the pale. In light of the recent revelations about republican politicians and their secret lives in the closet, they should be the last ones to make a claim like this. It took the Log Cabin Republicans to strike a blow to DADT, members of their own party against whom they discriminate.

Adrian_Cruz
Adrian_Cruz

Goddard ain't gay, he's just a spineless pussy.

ChadSnow
ChadSnow

C'mon guys, Jan's dad died fighting the Nazi's to protect Chuck's right to say this crap. Also, Jan's gotta be THRILLED that a headless body finally showed up - Goddard should start a rumor that the Brewer campaign is behind that beheading.

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

Should be enough to wane in some of the G/L people on the right, including those who were disgusted by Klan Brewer's hate slanders, into Goddard's way. Boosting his poll numbers. This is a close race, and the latest flab on the part of Brewer's KKKamp, should at least given Goddard an advantage.

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

RE: GODDARD VS. BREWEROverheard in a chat room between RKPHX and TODDSTALLION:

TODDSTALLION: "I believe Terry Goddard is gay. Nothing wrong with being gay, in my opinion. Just don't pretend you aren't so you can gain political power."

RKPHX: "I believe ToddStallion is mentally ill. Nothing wrong with being mentally ill, in my opinion. Just don't pretend you aren't so you can gain blog credibility. See how that works, Toddy?"

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