I don’t know how Matt Comer of QNotes kept his composure on the phone with anti-gay NC marriage amendment sponsor James Forrester, who is now playing the victim after he was busted on the Blend this week for misrepresenting his professional credentials.
As expected, now Forrester is claiming to be a victim of TEH HOMO AGENDA. Who knew that asking an elected official to answer questions directly related to the credibility of his public statements and policy positions is an undue burden. Did he just fall off of the turnip truck? Call the Waaambulance and pull out the tiny violin for this statement from Forrester:
“What has happened is the gay community — the homosexuals don’t like the bill that I pushed through the General Assembly,” Forrester told qnotes via phone. “They don’t like the bill. They are trying to kill the messenger. They are working to discredit me but they can’t.”
Forrester added, “If I put anything on my resume that is false, I’ll certainly change it.”
Any mistakes, Forrester said, were “inadvertent.”
“I don’t need to make up credentials; I have enough of them already,” he said. “The gay community is just trying to dig up anything bad about me to discredit me and discredit the bill. I wish they’d quit sending such hate mail and the terrible phone calls I’m getting from them.”
Forrester has two choices – he deliberately chose to misrepresent his credentials, or to say he just wasn’t so befuddled he couldn’t keep his credentials, ahem, straight.
Forrester also said he had already changed his resumes to list “former” affiliations with groups like the American College of Preventive Medicine, though mentions of the groups remain unedited on his resume at his personal campaign site and at a web page on the Gaston County Republican Party’s website. In each instance, Forrester’s citations seem to indicate a current and active affiliation with various groups.
Well I hope Forrester is ready for round 2; Scott Rose has a follow-up report on the veracity of some of the Senator’s specific anti-gay statements that he keeps spewing in articles and on the air.