CF: What about the rumors that Mark Kirk is gay?
KV: That’s been going on since he first ran. It’s highly unusual for a man to have been married to a woman for eight years and not produced children. And it’s unusual for a man to have not been married until he’s 40 years old. [Kirk was 41]. So people get suspicious. It’s human nature. When we don’t understand something, we want to attach an explanation to it. It’s not an accurate explanation that Mark is gay, but nevertheless, that’s how some people choose to reconcile it.
It’s not an accurate explanation? Weird way to deny your ex is gay. How about, he’s not gay. It’s not an accurate explanation? Try this. Ask your wife, husband, father, mother, child – anyone you know who is straight – if they’re gay. See if any of them – any of them – respond with “it’s not an accurate explanation.” I’m gonna bet the house that no one does.
So is she suggesting he’s bisexual? Chicago Magazine took this as a denial. It’s not quite a denial actually. It sounds like she’s hedging.