Schweitzer: Southern Men Are a ‘Little Effeminate’

Don’t hold this against me, but I’m going to blurt it out. How do I say this? … Men in the South, they are a little effeminate … They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say — and I’m fine with gay people, that’s all right — but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he’s not, I think, so I don’t know. Again, I couldn’t care less. I’m accepting.

– Democratic former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who is said to be considering running for president against Hillary Clinton in 2016, speaking to National Journal. Schweitzer has since apologized for the remark.

Schweitzer Notes Hillary Clinton’s Negatives

You can’t be the candidate that shakes down more money on Wall Street than anybody since I don’t know, Woodrow Wilson, and be the populist. You can’t be the one to say we’re going to focus on rebuilding America if you voted to go to the Iraq war.

— Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D), quoted by Time, on a possible presidential bid by Hillary Clinton in 2016.