Another day, another anti-gay Republican caught being kind of gay:
Senator Robert Arango, who was the Vice Chairman of George W.Bush and Dick Cheney’s Puerto Rico re-election committee in 2004, has been supposedly identified by the Puerto Rican TV show Dando Candela for placing naked pictures of himself on the popular gay social network application Grindr.
When asked about the pictures, Arango reportedly did not deny or confirm that it was him. The Latin news site Gunabee reports that the senator told the Dando Candela show, “You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture but I don’t.”
Arango’s alleged photos and possible posting on a same sex site may come as a surprise since the senator has been a vocal enemy against gay marriage and rights in San Juan. The site “JoemyGod” reported that he voted to ban gay marriage in 2009 (the bill failed), opposes civil unions, and used a duck to make fun of a campaign opponent in 2004 (labeling someone a duck is a homophobic slur used in Puerto Rico).
Hahah, “I can’t tell you if that’s me or not, I don’t know what I look like really?!” Yes, sir, and do you use Grindr? But no, the fact that Arango has been using Grindr is not a “surprise” to anyone who understands the insane correlation between public anti-gay views and secret gayness. It’s kind of a thing with our opponents.
[h/t JM Ashby @ Bob Cesca’s joint]
UPDATE: Okay, so yeah, I kinda missed how truly awesome this story was as I was skimming and posting it earlier. Arango, as we see above, claimed that he was documenting his weight loss in his Grindr pictures, which really doesn’t explain the picture of his anus. This has led one of Dan Savage’s commenters to term posting pictures of one’s own butthole on a dating site a “Puerto Rican Diet Plan.” Congratulations, former Senator Arango, on your trim, toned anus.