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Jim Messina and his “anti-gay secret” as Salon.com puts it

The new Conservative Party campaign advisor, and more recently Barack Obama staffer, Jim Messina has an interesting past:

In their quest to promote themselves as political tough guys, did Sen. Max Baucus and President Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina just admit to both crafting one of the most homophobic ads in American history and possibly committing a crime? That’s the big question after new revelations buried in this week’s fluffy Businessweek profile of Messina…

Businessweek explicitly credits Messina with being the architect of the ad, citing it as proof that he “will go a long way to win.”

Read the full piece to see the details of the ad and the evidence of Messina’s involvement with “one of the most homophobic ads in American history”.

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