Boy, aren't you glad Zoraida Sambolin didn't ask this guy what newspapers or magazines he reads? That would really have been a gotcha question!
Explaining his blow-up, "Joe" said,
“They want to paint someone as a bigot — I don’t hate people,” he said. “I am working for everybody.”Yes, he's not a bigot. He's definitely not a homophobe. You see, he just thinks that gay people are strange little perverts who one ought never to let close to their children.
Things only got worse when Sambolin cited some of Wurzelbacher’s previous statements about homosexuality, including his claim that the word “queer” is not a slur, as well as his declaration that he would not allow homosexuals “anywhere near my children.”Oh, I see. So 'queer' means strange and unusual, and referring to gay Americans as these strange unusual people that are out to get your kids is not bigotry. Umm, my dear English professor Wurzelbacher, could you please define bigotry for me?
“Have you changed your positions on this at all?” Sambolin asked.
“So this is TMZ, this isn’t CNN, is what you’re saying,” Wurzelbacher shot back.
“Of course it’s CNN. These are things that you said, that I would like to know if you still stand by them or if you have changed your positions on them.”
“Listen, in my dictionary, and everyone’s dictionary in the 1970s, the word queer did mean strange and unusual. There was no slur to it. Do you challenge that?” the congressional candidate said, before adding, “Come on, you’re trying to do a ‘gotcha’ moment, it’s quite obvious.”