WaPo Gossips Use Gay Democrat to Question Romney's Hockey-Fan Credentials

Mitt Romney's "Bruin-Score-Gate" from debate night continues. The gossips at the Washington Post's Reliable Source column leaned on a gay Russ Feingold-donating PR man to throw cold water on the idea that Romney was a hockey fan:

But PuckBuddys.com, D.C.’s gay hockey blog, has doubts about Romney’s dedication to Boston’s team. Co-founder Craig Brownstein, a PR exec and hockey devotee, was surprised that the former Massachusetts governor never talked, texted or tweeted about the Bruins during this remarkable season; the very first mention was at the debate. More damning: Brownstein went back to Romney’s years in office and couldn’t find any evidence the governor attended even one Bruins game.

"He’s got some explaining to do,” Brownstein told us. “Hockey fans are an unforgiving bunch at times. And they’re especially harsh toward bandwagon fans who jump on a winning team’s achievements.”

According to the Post's own links, their opposition-researcher Brownstein only became a Washington Capitals hockey fan three years ago, "during their playoff push in the spring of 2008." So maybe the "fair-weather fan" charge is a little thin.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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