Kushner wonders if "Intelligent Homosexual" ads give Bachmann heart attacks


Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner admits he was pretty excited when he saw ads for his play zoom past on Minneapolis buses a couple months ago. Why, you ask? The only words you could make out were "homosexual" and "socialism". What a combo.

His play "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" is one of several that are part of the Guthrie Theater's Kushner celebration.

But that's not even the best part. Kushner couldn't help but think about how Rep. Michele Bachmann feels having these homosexual socialist buses bouncing along in her home state.

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"I was excited to see a bus go by a couple of months ago when I first got to Minneapolis and the only words you could make out as the bus went by were 'homosexual' and 'socialism,'" Kushner says, adding that the first thing he did when he saw it was call his husband back home in New York City.

"He said, 'Yeah, it's great -- You've come up with a perfectly shaped 14-word phrase of English that's guaranteed to give [Republican U.S. Rep.] Michele Bachmann a heart attack, and it doesn't even have an active verb in it.'"

Bachmann -- a conservative who made national headlines during last year's election when she called for an investigation into "anti-American" members of Congress (including then-presidential candidate Barack Obama) -- is a vocal critic of gay rights and supports a federal ban on gay marriages.

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