RuPaul to Republicans: 'Don't be a drag'

Drag queen crashes New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary scene; "Really this country is all about freedom," he says.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
January 8, 2012 11:40
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RuPaul 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Drag queen RuPaul crashed the New Hampshire Republican primary scene on Saturday, making it clear he should not be confused with US Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul.

"You know I'm really not a political person by nature," RuPaul responded to a comment from the crowd mentioning Republican presidential nomination candidate Rick Santorum. "But I do believe that every time a man puts on a pussycat wig and a pair of cha cha heels, he's making a political statement."

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"Really this country is all about freedom," he explained.

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