Did Saxby Chambliss aide leave threatening slur against gays?

After a Democratic effort to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy faltered in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, someone, possibly from Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office in Cobb County, posted a blog message saying “All [gays] must die.”

Political Insider’s Jim Galloway reports the Republican senator’s office is now investigating the message on Joe.My.God., a blog dedicated to gay and lesbian issues. The office targeted is located off I-75, near the Cobb Galleria. Blog author Joseph Jervis of New York City used the Internet Protocol address attached to the comment to trace the slur to “the neighborhood” of Chambliss’ office in metro Atlanta.

The Democratic measure would have repealed the law banning gays from serving openly in the military.

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Oh Intown Writer...

September 22nd, 2010
10:03 am

Sadly, many of the gays serving in the military, proudly and with great dedication like all other military (save, possibly, many of the criminals now allowed to serve to fill dwindling ranks), happen to be translators. So, run out the translators, then bemoan the lack of intelligence. But we’ve got criminals to more than make up for it, and then we wonder why we have so many service personnel being prosecuted for crimes against civilians…

DMB

September 22nd, 2010
10:13 am

Sen. Chambliss needs to address this action of hate and bigotry. This was done with taxpayer money which is disturbing. Very disgraceful and unprofessional.

Roy

September 22nd, 2010
10:16 am

Sounds to me like the good senator has a very repressed closet case on his staff!!!
Queen…whoever you are, you’ve just unmasked yourself!

Mr. Ed

September 22nd, 2010
10:40 am

Whatja wanna bet the remark in question was posted by a tea bagger???!!!

Roy G. Biv

September 22nd, 2010
10:51 am

I’m not a supporter of Senator Chambliss, but isn’t this story a bit sensational and premature? The post was traced to “the neighborhood” of Mr. Chambliss’s office, so that means it came from someone on his staff?

clem

September 22nd, 2010
10:56 am

Disturbing, disgraceful, and unprofessional, but not surprising. We all know the Republicans and their radical offshoot, the tea baggers, are anti-gay.

Wreckem

September 22nd, 2010
11:23 am

Its a little premature to say a Chambliss aid did post that comment. There are a lot of office buildings in that area. But if it is true we can not directly associate the feelings of an aid to the Senator. But if it is true get rid of him.

gatorman770

September 22nd, 2010
11:34 am

…or did a Democratic hacker intent on maliciously damaging Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ name, post the anti-gay message?

KT

September 22nd, 2010
12:26 pm

While gay and lesbian soldiers are fighting – and dying – on the battlefields of Afghanistan, Georgia’s US Senator Chambliss’s people pull this stunt. Senator Chambliss and his staff, of course, never served our country in uniform.

Nemo

September 22nd, 2010
12:41 pm

RGB & Wreckem,

The “neighborhood” in this case means that the IP address of the poster in question is registered to the U. S. Senate, and a further local geotrace narrows it down to a very specific area of Atlanta. Georgia has just two senators (like all other states!) , and they have Atlanta offices more or less across the street from each other in the Galleria area.

So “neighborhood” is twofold–both physical and virtual. There are several other theoretical physical candidates (the aforementioned office buildings in the area), and other virtual candidates (any senatorial staff), but only two candidates that match both requirements. Senator Isakson’s staff has said that they have investigated, and it wasn’t anyone at that office. Senator Chambliss’s staff has said that their investigation is ongoing.

m

September 22nd, 2010
1:00 pm

My guess is sax did it and now he’s trying to figure out which aide gets thrown under the bus.

No torture

September 22nd, 2010
1:02 pm

Chambliss aids like torture, too. I called years ago to protest and they defended torture and were hostile toward me.

Fair Tax Now

September 22nd, 2010
1:41 pm

As far as torture goes I like torture too. We should use torture on terrorist and we should use torture on criminals convicted of serious crimes. So what if a few innocent people get tortured in the process. Innocent people are being tortured and killed everyday from criminals.

George

September 22nd, 2010
1:45 pm

Senator Chambliss is definitely anti-gay and I am sure his staff lines up with him on the issues. No one would want to be a fly on the wall in his office. It is shame that the majority of Americans want to attack and continue to marginalize and oppress the gay minority. Gays are no threat to our society or the military. We contribute to all facets of our society including risking our lives for our country.

Miss Peach

September 22nd, 2010
1:59 pm

Remember–This is the guy who questioned Max Cleland’s patriotism because he only lost three limbs in Vietnam.

Blame it on a staffer?? Why not your kids–like Congressman “Plea Deal?”

T Knight

September 22nd, 2010
2:13 pm

I highly doubt this came from Chambliss or Isakson campaign. My guess is to look at their opponents campaigns first.

Billy in Savannah

September 22nd, 2010
3:09 pm

Who is Saxby Chambliss to making any decisions regarding the military? I do no know about this issue, but I do know I could never ever vote for this man after what he said about Max Cleland who lost limbs in the Vietnam War. Unfortunately, he won reeeletion without my vote in 2008 because of the R behind his disgusting name.

GA VOTER

September 22nd, 2010
4:36 pm

Max Cleland fell on his grenade during a midnight beer run. He wasn’t a victim of the VC. He’d still be senator if he hadn’t forgotten his Georgia values when he went to Washington. He thought he was representing Massachusetts.

becks

September 22nd, 2010
4:43 pm

What is the update on the story? Has anyone in the office fessed up yet? If so, what is being done?

Queer Nation for Boy Roy

September 22nd, 2010
4:51 pm

Roy Barnes is our best hope for same=sex marriage in Georgia !

Queer Nation for Boy Roy

September 22nd, 2010
4:51 pm

Roy Barnes is our best hope for same=sex marriage in Georgia !

planesdrifter

September 22nd, 2010
7:16 pm

So, some of you think it was a liberal hacker trying to besmirch Chambliss’ good name, just like all those racist signs at Teabagger rallies were ‘plants’ by progressives/liberals. Far be it from any conservative hate spewing politician or religious leader to incite that kind of behavior. Oh, no. Remember the uppity negroes were totally responsible for KKK behavior.

Billy in Savannah

September 22nd, 2010
9:24 pm

GA VOTER – Your comment is not worthy of comment. I urge all Georgians that love our state as I do, to return Barnes to the governor’s office. We might as well get rid of Cagle too. He his into these Deal loans up to his eyebrows. Everyone knows that bank directors must approve loans of this size, particularly ones that exceed the collateral values.

JForrester

September 23rd, 2010
8:45 am

That is why I will not vote for him, God help this Country!

Mike

September 23rd, 2010
11:03 am

Does this geezer has enough internet saavy to even find a website? His campaign pictures look like tin types, and I think if he was going to give anybody a slur, he’d do it via a Western Union telegram.

Peggy

September 23rd, 2010
11:26 am

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Peggy

September 23rd, 2010
11:30 am

Let us not forget how the “gentleman” senator from Georgia treated Max Cleland during the campaign for the US Senate! Shameful!!! Especially from a man of his ilk.

Mike

September 23rd, 2010
11:31 am

Second comment here. This is just another reason NOT to vote for him. I don’t think he personally did this, like I said in my previous comment, he’s been alive since the dawn of electricity, but overall, he’s just doing a lousy job.

jim

September 23rd, 2010
12:39 pm

WHAT AN ASS THIS AIDE MUST BE. TYPICAL OF THE CLIMATE FOSTERED IN THE OFFICE WHERE EMPLOYED!