Conservative celebrity Sarah Palin
autographed a frisbee for openly gay presidential candidate Fred
Karger at the Iowa State Fair.
Karger, who in 2008 founded
Californians Against Hate to expose big donors to California's gay
marriage ban, Proposition 8, was excluded from participating in Fox
News' Thursday night GOP debate.
He appeared at The Des Moines
Register “soapbox” event on Friday, where he told roughly 80
people, one of the lightest turnouts of the day, that “If you are
concerned about growing the party, we need to welcome people in.”
He also praised Iowans for “allowing loving couples to marry,”
The Des Moines Register reported.
Karger told On Top Magazine that
he “got heckled” at the event but didn't give any details.
“Been trying to remember all I ate
over the day: corn dog, bacon on a stick, snickers ice cream, fried
mac 'n cheese, pork chop, apple sauce, beans and chips (dinner) and
several tootsie rolls,” he said.
Karger added that he ran into former
Alaska Governor and tea party favorite Sarah Palin at the fair.
“I ran into Sarah Palin on the
midway,” he wrote in an email. “Handed her a Fred Fisbee, told
her I was running, she wished me good luck and with her sharpie in
hand autographed the Frisbee.”
uncle's suicide motivated Fred Karger to run for president.)