Charlie McCaslin, the chairman of the
Texas College Republicans, has resigned his post after using a gay
slur to describe a candidate for chairman of the College Republican
National Committee, the
SMU Daily Campus reported.
McCaslin, a Southern Methodist
University junior, defamed Jonathan Snyder, a student at Ohio State
University, during an endorsement toast for his rival, Auburn
University student Alex Schriver.
“Let me just tell you, character
counts. That's why I have a gut instinct this is the right man for
the job,” McCaslin says pointing to Schriver.
“You know, the other team are nerds,
are fags,” he says to thunderous applause and whistles during an
after hours at the Texas College Republicans convention held last
weekend in Austin.
McCaslin's toast was capture with a
telephone video camera and uploaded to YouTube by InnovateCRNC, the
committee supporting Snyder's candidacy.
“I have been on an incredible journey
last year because I met this guy, we were both hammered at this
girl's apartment and I hooked up with the girl, who had sex on her
desk,” McCaslin also says in the video. (The video is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)
At the end of the speech, everyone
cheers McCaslin's remarks. “To Charlie!” they toast.
In resigning, McCaslin apologized for
“I cannot continue my work for the
party in this capacity. The mistakes I have made have put my
colleagues, my friends and school in harm's way and they do not
deserve to be part of such a bitter cycle.”
“In this instance, my actions were