New Jersey: GOP Senate candidate thinks it’s “weird” Cory Booker won’t say if he’s gay

As I wrote here yesterday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has stated that he isn’t interested in labels about sexuality, and wants to challenge folks on their homophobia.

His Senate opponent, Steve Lonegan, says he thinks it’s “weird” that Booker won’t say if he’s gay or straight. He also alludes to the idea that being “gay” isn’t masculine or something by saying “as a guy, I personally like being a guy.”

Here’s just a bit of what Lonegan had to say to by Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg:

“As a guy, I personally like being a guy,” Lonegan, who is the former New Jersey head for the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, told Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg. “I don’t know if you saw the stories last year, they’ve been out quite a bit, about how he likes to go out at three-o’clock in the morning for a manicure and a pedicure.”

“Maybe that helps him get the gay vote, by acting ambiguous,” he continued. “Although I don’t like going out in the middle of the night, or any time of day, for manicures and pedicures. It was described as his peculiar fetish, is how it was described. 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.”

In the middle of that to bring up “fetishes” like cigars and such, I just got a little lost in where Lonegan was going with all that.

Recent polling shows Booker up 16 points in the special Senate race.

(via Right Wing Watch)