Karen Ocamb

No 'Gay' in Google Word Cloud When People Think of Rick Perry

Filed By Karen Ocamb | September 23, 2011 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: closeted politicians, gay rights, LGBT rights, Rick Perry, Rick Perry is gay

In a commercial break during the Fox/Google Republican debate tonight, Google presented a word cloud of what people polled think about when they think of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

I may need glasses - or maybe it's just understood - but I find no mention of sexual orientation or "gay" or LGBT or anything related to us. Interesting that LGBTs just don't seem to be on the radar of people who think about Rick Perry - while we're kind of obsessed.


(Crossposted at LGBT POV)

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If the word cloud shows "what people polled think about when they think of Texas Gov. Rick Perry" then it's really no surprise no one associates anything LGBT with him. He certainly doesn't support gay rights and is not the most extreme Republican candidate in that respect either.

Obviously they only polled rethuglicans, because the words "idiot", "moron", "theo-facist" and "oh-god-not-another-texas-governor" aren't in the cloud either.