Saturday, October 18, 2008

BuboBlog Increases Its Vocabulary!

I came across a new term this week while reading the San Francisco Bay Guardian (one of the city's free weekly papers):
Mayor Gavin Newsom has made a high profile push for several new green initiatives in recent weeks, a concerted political move that comes just as he and his political team are aggressively working to subvert a city ballot measure that would make far bigger gains in combating climate change and greening the city's energy portfolio than anything he's proposing.

"San Franciscans should be ashamed that they have a mayor who is greenwashing and gay-washing his way to the governor's mansion," Julian Davis, campaign manager for Proposition H, the Clean Energy Act, told the Guardian.

I guess "greenwashing" means you pretend to be an environmentalist — I've heard that charge leveled against Newsom before.

But I had no idea he was also "gay-washing"!

If that's the case, please come to our neighborhood and wash some of our gays, because they desperately need it.

Seriously. Very dirty.