Log Cabiners on the Trail

Suddenly, those deeply-conflicted-yet-somehow-fascinating Log Cabin Republicans are running for office all over the place.

Patrick Murphy is campaigning for City Council on the East Side, and now Brian Lehrer’s blog reports that Jeff Cook, a former national Log Cabin official, is considering a primary challenge to Sue Kelly in Westchester.

According to Alarming News, he would run against the House GOP’s big-spending ways, making it a test of social conservatism against fiscal conservatism.

Now, Log Cabin candidacies make a certain kind of sense. A gay Republican can defuse some Democrats’ instinctive dislike of the GOP.

Less clear is how this works among, er, Republicans. Particularly GOP primary voters. But we’ll see.