According to the Huffington Post, the states with the largest partisan shifts in 2008 were Hawaii (toward Democrats) and Arkansas (toward Republicans). But the state that had the gayest shift was definitely Colorado!
Out: Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-4th District), Congressional homophobe in chief, who calls banning gay marriage "the most important issue we face today."
In: Jared Polis (D-2nd District), the first openly gay non-incumbent elected to Congress. (Barney Frank, Gerry Studds, etc. were already in Congress when Sarah Palin's church forgot to include them in their prayers.)
Polis's district includes the liberal hotbed of Boulder, which can now gloat to rivals Berkeley, Austin and Cambridge about the fact that those backwaters are still represented by straight people.
Meanwhile Musgrave, who comes from the flat, rural northeast corner of the state, will undoubtedly use her newfound free time to explore other ways to hate gay people. Among other things, she could…
* Join the Rev. Fred Phelps on a "God Hates Fags" tour of military funerals.
* Boycott companies that advertise on the Ellen show.
* Use what remains of her 59 year-old seductive powers to "actively assist" the de-gayification of Colorado preacher Ted Haggard.
As for Colorado itself, it's going to spend the next 2 years at the bathhouse before getting a facial and heading to the Bette Midler concert.
Tags: Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, House of Representatives, Jared Polis, Marilyn Musgrave