McNally’s Encouraging Habit
Tennessee’s lieutenant governor is exposed.
Last week, reports claimed that Republican Randy McNally used his official Instagram account in order to comment on sexually explicit Instagram posts by a former Tennessean gay man. Franklin McClure, previously one of McNally’s constituents and apparently also a cross-dresser, has assured media outlets there was nothing nefarious between him and the lieutenant governor—just some nice, friendly fire emojis posted on photos of the young man’s barely-clad backside.
It’s one of those rare instances in which a corner of the world of politics is laid uncomfortably bare. It is a hypocritical act that has left many commentators, particularly those of the left-leaning type, bursting with laughter. In truth, they couldn’t have created a better example if they had tried: An old, white, male Republican, in a deep red Southern state, has been…