Romney Names HomoCon and Roy Cohn Award Winner National Security Spokesman
On Thursday afternoon the Romney campaign announced that Romney had hired Richard Grenell, as his national Security and foreign policy spokesperson. Grenell is best known for being the former spokesperson for the anti-gay U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton who sided with anti-gay regimes in denying observer status to LGBT groups
Grenell brings foreign policy chops and more than a decade of political experience to the aggressive but relatively young Romney staff. His is one in a series of hires as the presumptive Republican nominee rapidly expands his small staff as it moves into the general election against President Obama.
But several sources in the UN press corps who spoke on condition of anonymity describe the [Grenell] as “rude,” “arrogant,” and a “bully,” neither popular nor a particularly good source. “He’s unbearable,” says one journalist. “Very pushy and very demanding,” says another. Grenell is said to complain incessantly, hectoring correspondents and their bosses and trying to “mold” wire stories to fit his message. He yells at anyone whose slant doesn’t follow his, says one source. “He yells at people whenever he is uncomfortable, particularly foreigners,” said another
In 2006 Richard Grenell recieved the Roy Cohn Award named after the most despicible anti gay homosexuals in United States history