September 13, 2019 | Posted in Celebrity by
Pete Buttigieg: "I came back from the deployment and realized that you only get to live one life and I was not interested in not knowing what it was like to be in love any longer, so I just came out." https://t.co/INdRXlIwFs #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/QXEgmjcm8d
— ABC News (@ABC) September 13, 2019
I'm not precuming. You are. Pete Buttigieg and his clinically FINE and obeze azz made history last night when they told their coming out story during the third democratic debate. This was a first for a presidential debate, and, on a serious note, I genuinely think that gay teens witnessing a widely-respected gay tell his story so openly on this large of a platform will save lives. While Pete Buttigieg might not make it all the way to the White House this year - for a number of reasons but mostly because the poor thing is practically homebound with his stage four chunky butt - he's already had an immeasurable impact on the LGBTQ community and that's that on that. Here's what Pete had to say when addressing his largest personal adversity to date:
As a military officer serving under 'don't ask, don't tell,' and as an elected official in the state of Indiana when Mike Pence was governor, at a certain point, when it came to professional setbacks, I'd wonder whether just acknowledging who I was was going to be the ultimate career-ending professional setback.
I came back from the deployment and realized that you only get to live one life and I was not interested in not knowing what it was like to be in love any longer, so I just came out.
I had no idea what kind of professional setback it would be, especially because inconveniently, it was an election year in my socially conservative community. What happened was that when I trusted voters to judge me based on the job that I did for them, they decided to trust me and re-elected me with 80% of the vote.
I think politics is about clarity, relatability & leadership. @BillClinton “I feel your pain” made one feel seen and heard. @PeteButtigieg “I was not interested in not knowing what it was like to be in love any longer” showed all those qualities that make him my choice.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 13, 2019
The soundbite people are running with is "I was not interested in not knowing what it was like to be in love any longer," which tbh you have to not not read five times to comprehend thanks to his none no double negative, but hell who am I to judge someone based on riting. This was a really sweet and genuine moment and more than ever I want to down a bunch of 1960's housewife tranquilizers and be the Jackie Kennedy to his chubby dumper. My career counselor told me to have a ten-year plan!
— Team Pete HQ (@PeteForAmerica) September 13, 2019
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