He "came out" today. The big news: that his pals in the media went along with the big reveal. Or, maybe they all thought that even though they've known for years, that they've kept the secret so well that the rubes in the outer boroughs and beyond needed to be told. Another well-kept media secret: Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for lying about some thingy where his department let 2,500 guns "walk" over the border without any restriction and they ended up killing at least 300 Mexicans and one, maybe two Americans. Now that's a secret!
I've seen this phenomenon before. I once ran into the partner of a colleague in the grocery store. I knew her slightly but I had recently found out that we had a funny connection: a childhood friend of mine had gone on a trip to Disneyworld with this woman and my colleague and only found out during the trip that it was their "honeymoon" (I had only recently seen this friend after a long spell out of contact.) So "Sue" and I had a mutual friend! Sue immediately launched a sort of rant against "loose lips" and said that she was upset because her partner had been indiscreet, blabbing in passing to a newspaper reporter something about her "wife". Sue was upset because none of her co-workers knew she was a lesbian. As I looked at her, at six feet, with super-short hair, wife-beater undershirt and overalls, I wondered if she worked at the State School for the Blind. I asked if her co-workers talked about it or were treating her any differently. She paused and said, "No, not really." "Maybe they don't care" I said.