January 23, 2019

Pete Buttigieg — "whose name is of Maltese origin and pronounced 'boot-edge-edge'" — is 37, gay, and running for President.

He's the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and he has a husband named Chasten:

70 comments:

CJinPA said...

If he was a small town mayor with a wife named Judy I'm sure his quixotic candidacy for president would be national news.

MadisonMan said...

It sounds like about 10 people are applauding in that speech clip from Iowa.

zipity said...


Let's start a shorter list.

One of Democrats who are NOT running for President in 2020.

J. Farmer said...

Buttigieg has an interesting resume but despite being gay, he is probably still too white and midwestern to make it to the top of the ticket.

Also, someone three months younger than me is running for president. When did I get old?

Lucid-Ideas said...

Dear God,

Lucid-Ideas here. I used to be more reserved in thinking that you directly control affairs on earth for my enjoyment and benefit. I see now I was wrong. We have become a people that are having trouble laughing in an era of that's not funny. You have heard our cries in the wild and give us those things we need instead of want.

Thank you for these small miracles of humor. From the bottom of my heart.

mockturtle said...

Oh, how very special!

David Begley said...

Why?

YoungHegelian said...

Aye, & would the villainy of our latter-day Sodom & Gomorrah be increased by one whit were it ruled over by a sodomite?

I think not.

Virgil Hilts said...

Some Journalist is going to have a slip of tongue and bungle his last name and see their career destroyed. It's just a matter of time.

MadisonMan said...

It wouldn't surprise me to see him on the ticket as the VP. Ex-military, Rust Belt. There is some surface appeal there. He'd have to deal with the crazy of his running mate however.

John Lynch said...

Cool. Go Navy.

Nonapod said...

I assume his "ideas" are the generic modern progressive sort, consisting of more spending, more government interventionalism into normal citizens lives, more identity politics, more picking winners and losers. Also free college, free healthcare, guaranteed living wages for all, and most importanly free of any cogent explanation of how to pay for it all.

The messanger may change, but the message is always the same.

Chuck said...

FiveThirtyEight notes:

He’s done the routine previously of running for something and losing big, to gain name recognition for something else.

Oh, and they did the phoenetics of his name as “BOOT-uh-Judge.”

And polling shows something like 14% of Democrats would withhold support for a candidate from their own party if he was gay.

Please, Democrats; nominate this guy.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/pete-buttigieg-2020-democratic-nomination/

It’s certainly a crowded field for “Biggest Millennial Douchebag Democrat.”

john said...

I will support someone who looks up in an up-elevator. Who stops at railroad crossings. Who eschews rear view mirrors. This guy does it all.

How do you pronounce his name again?

Bay Area Guy said...

Aside from being gay, but looking square, has he accomplished anything?

Asking for a friend...

YoungHegelian said...

@Chuck,

And polling shows something like 14% of Democrats would withhold support for a candidate from their own party if he was gay.

I think that 14% is booyah. I think that figure is much larger than 14%, especially among Democratic minority voters, who are a a sizable fraction of the Democratic electorate.

gilbar said...

How do you pronounce his name again?

I'm pretty sure it's pronounce Butt-Edge-Edge

Charlie said...

Too bad he's white.

mccullough said...

White and Man ain’t going to cut it in the Dem primaries.

Since he’s married and appears sane this guy might be a good GOP nominee in a few years. Married, White, Male, Gay Hoosier is more acceptable to GOP than Dems.

rhhardin said...

No wedding cake for you.

bagoh20 said...

He fell in love with his partner becuase he had good POTUS qualities?
Seems kind of weird to me, but it's probably what Hillary saw in Bill too.

M Jordan said...

It’s pronounced / boo-da-Judge/

At least that’s what we locals say including the local media.

JayDee77 said...

White and male democrat. Lmao. At some point people like him will wake up. Probably too late though. They will be the first to the jettisoned.

J. Farmer said...

@bagoh20:

He fell in love with his partner becuase he had good POTUS qualities?
Seems kind of weird to me, but it's probably what Hillary saw in Bill too.


Ehh. Aren't "POTUS qualities" just leadership qualities. And leadership qualities are attractive. But I am guessing Chasten is, ironically, the bottom.

tim maguire said...

He took his husband's name. How nice!

Even the gays can be retrograde!

Jim at said...

Suuuure. People can't wait to pull the Presidential lever for a guy named Butty Gig.

Normally, the presidential election is a long, tedious slog. This one promises to be epic.

tim maguire said...

MadisonMan said...
It wouldn't surprise me to see him on the ticket as the VP. Ex-military, Rust Belt.


Sure, he's ex-military, but, you know...Navy.

Andrew said...

The last name is German for "Don't gag on the buttocks."

When two men marry, who takes whose name? Is there some kind of procedure? Does the more submissive party take the name of the more dominant party?

Brave new world indeed.

Scott McGlasson said...

The obvious joke that dare not write itself.

J. Farmer said...

@@Andrew:

When two men marry, who takes whose name? Is there some kind of procedure? Does the more submissive party take the name of the more dominant party?

No protocols, and I've seen all varieties. Some don't change their name at all, some hyphenate, and even a few create new surnames from some amalgam. Though in my experience every gay person who has fully taken his partner's last name has been a bottom.

Rick Turley said...

South Bend so it must be the Notre Dame faculty vote. Wonder what flag that is? It's not an Indiana flag and I know Indiana from being an ex-Hoosier if you can be one.

narayanan said...

Buttigieg is covered for Columbus protesters

The Columbus Murals on the walls of the Main Building will be covered up

https://president.nd.edu/writings-addresses/2019-writings/letter-to-campus-regarding-columbus-murals/

stevew said...

Chasten and Pete apparently aren't young and don't live in a highly-educated, liberal enclave.

Trumpit said...

If he adds Ellen to the ticket, he has a good shot. Same if he adds Oprah. Shame if he adds Rosie. Blame if he adds, Caitlyn Jenner. Stain if he adds Bill Clinton. I take that last couple of nasty remarks back. I was trying to be funny.

Trumpit said...

"Oh, how very special!"

Speaking of Miss Nasty herself.

pdug said...

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing;
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Who names their kid "Chasten"?

Obviously he wasn't chastened enough nor was he practicing chastity.

Needs more chastisement.

pdug said...

Or maybe he was chastened too much and developed masochistic desires.

Ralph L said...

Thank goodness he doesn't use "Peter".
For his name.

Yancey Ward said...

Chasten Butt......LMAO!

chillblaine said...

He called me one time by mistake. Butt dial.

Yancey Ward said...

With Cohen postponing his Congressional testimony, I think now know why Buzzfeed was so insistent that its story was correct last week- Cohen and/or Lanny Davis were the main sources for it.

The thing that bothered me was that it took almost 36 hours for Mueller's office to torpedo Buzzardfeed. When WaPo did its "inside" story on the decision, the excuse was put out that Mueller and his team had to go through the evidence to make sure there was nothing like that described in the story- that rang false immediately to me as it is literally impossible that such documentary evidence could have ever been overlooked by this collection of investigators, nor do I believe they thought that was possible. I think it took them 36 hours because they had to determine if anyone in the investigation was talking to Leopold and Cormier, then talk to that person- I bet that person turned out to be Cohen or Davis, and they were told in no uncertain terms that Cohen's testimony to the House had damned sure better be the exact same story he told Mueller's team, or Cohen was going end up spending a decade in prison rather than a couple of years.

Cohen postponed the testimony because he has probably told the same story to the Democrats who have called him as a witness.

Fernandistein said...

he has a husband

No he doesn't.

Static Ping said...

I was going to make a crack about being the mayor of a small city after a military career as a minor officer is hardly qualification for President - that's more of a stepping stone to a statewide office or a gig in the House of Representatives at best - but given recent Presidential candidates I'm not sure what the normal qualifications are anymore. Trump, of course, has no military experience and had never held a political office before. Hillary had a much better resume, but it is big on titles and poor on success. Her attempts to reform health care as First Lady were a failure, her time as senator non-descript, and her tenure as Secretary of State was a fiasco. Obama became President after a couple of years in the Senate which had been preceded by a non-descript career in Illinois state politics and even a more non-descript career as a "community organizer." Apparently anyone can be taken seriously now.

Matt said...

Ah, so we're still pretending a man can marry another man. That's cute.

I like that the gay guy has 'Butt' in his name. Appropriate.

J. Farmer said...

Wow. With all the lame anal sex jokes in the thread I thought I was reading Norman Mailer for a second.

Drago said...

Cohen postponed his testimony because Barr will be approved soon and all the BS lies the dems have lined up are likely to be shot down by the "New Sheriff In Town".

Without Barr, the dems could keep up their Truth Keep-away game where the coup plotters leak incriminating-sounding lies, the media runs with them, the dems question fake "witnesses" about the innuendo and all the time the truth is buried under a Mueller/Comey "gee, I cant discuss that...on-going investigation dont ya know?..."

But thats problematic now so the dems and Davis/Cohen are re-grouping.

Not Sure said...

If elected, will he hang a portrait of James Buchanan in the Oval Office?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Thank goodness he doesn't use "Peter"

or an anagram of 'Alan'

Phil 3:14 said...

" I launched a presidential exploratory committee"

Well I hope they find him.

Phil 3:14 said...

" I launched a presidential exploratory committee"

Or is that "Jimmy, Bill, George, Barack and I are looking for lost tribes in Africa"?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

maybe his Hispanic housekeeper had nicknames for him him,
and kept them in the "Peto" file
in case one day he was to enter politics

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Did they name their dog 'Homo' ?

chillblaine said...

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Josephbleau said...

“The Soviets are our adversary. Our enemy is the Navy.” —Gen. Curtis LeMay, U.S. Air Force

cronus titan said...

If hiling from the The Isle of Malta is a presidential qualification, we should have elected Baron Mikel Scicluna. He was expert in the use of a foreign object. And chicks would dig the red cape.

rehajm said...

At this rate the first DNC debate is going to look like the Live Aid scene in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

or Village People YMCA

Gunner said...

Now that there is no stigma in mainstream media from being gay, gay men will probably make up a disproportionate number of politicians. They both love pretending that they care and are both great at claiming credit for good things that they did.

Bunkypotatohead said...

I'm more concerned about having a FLOTUS named Chasten.

Bob Loblaw said...

Also, someone three months younger than me is running for president. When did I get old?

Just wait until celebrities the generation behind you start getting hip replacements.

J. Farmer said...

@Bob Loblaw:

Just wait until celebrities the generation behind you start getting hip replacements.

Ha. It'll probably really hit me when I start acting like my grandfather: scanning the obits for people I know.

Trumpit said...

The homophobia is in full "bloom" on this thread. It's deplorable and sickens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLD8gf8QzYI

mockturtle said...

Trumpit, I don't think someone's sexual proclivity should be part of his/her candidacy. Why can't people just run as people? Some of our worst presidents have been rampant heterosexuals, like JFK. Why should being 'openly gay' make one a cause célèbre?

Mr. D said...

At least he’s held an executive office.

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Known Unknown said...

"Norman Mailer for a second."

What if we changed his name to Mormon Nailer?

This guy seems like a perfectly nice person, but I doubt he makes a dent in primaries.

Marty said...

The awesome emptiness of the promo video brings blushes of shame to my gay face. Why join the Kamala Harris vacuousness contest? Can't we do better, boys?

TestTube said...

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana?!? Have any of you been to South Bend lately?

It was a nice enough little city in the '80s, but when I visited eight years ago, it was not doing well. Besides Notre Dame and St. Mary's, and some hospitals, it doesn't seem to have much going for it.