“I want to thank someone who put so much work into this event, Terry Bean,” President Obama said as the crowd began to cheer. “Give Terry a big round of applause.”
Terry Bean is, according to the New York Post, a “gay-porn kingpin.”
“ONE of the ‘bundlers’ who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America,” the Post reported in 2008, during the president’s first run the office. “Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama’s National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year.”
The New York Post reported in 2008 that Oregon Governor Ted Kulongowski returned a $15,000 donation from a company associated with Bean in an effort to avoid the “taint” of the porn connection.
The President however, is clearly not concerned about any ‘taint’. He is shameless when it comes to campaign contributions, having exploited gay issues in the past for his own personal gain. Within a week of announcing his gay marriage flip-flop for example, Obama was hawking ‘My Two Dads‘ onesies on his campaign wesbite.
Pandering is one thing. Should the President of the United States really be courting the campaign prowess of a ‘gay porn kingpin’? Is this not beneath the office?