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Maggie Gallagher’s PR Advisor Must Hate Her

Timothy Kincaid

April 9th, 2009

“Ah,” you’re thinking, “How tacky. Box Turtle Bulletin is now trolling for three-way hook-ups”.

But no. We haven’t turned into a sex site and actually 2M4M isn’t “two men for men” at all. It’s the name of the new initiative by the National Organization for Marriage: Two Million for Marriage.

Right on the heels of their much-mocked zombie ad sponsoring their Opus Dei buddy, NOM brings us their latest:

In just a few minutes, NOM President Maggie Gallagher and I will hold a press conference in Trenton, NJ, announcing an ambitious new nationwide “2 Million for Marriage” (2M4M) initiative.

C’mon. You’ve got to be kidding.

Surely her PR people are having a laugh at her expense. Can anyone really be in PR and not have at least done a quick google to see if your new acronym is going to engender giggles?

Although…. if I saw, “Hi, we’re 2M4M and we are against marriage”, it might make some weird sense.

But seriously, how is this even an accident. It’s not like M4M is new. They were using it in the personals columns before the first chat room ever lit up a green blinking curser on a solid black screen.

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Jim Burroway
April 9th, 2009 | LINK

Okay, so now I’m confused. Does this mean we’re not trolling the internet for three-way hookups? ;-)

queerunity
April 9th, 2009 | LINK

hahaha so maggie gallabarf supports gay hook ups but not marriage?

AJD
April 9th, 2009 | LINK

You never know, maybe Maggie’s a she-male and she really is looking for that.

Ajax
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

Some clever equal-marriage ally has nailed down the website http://www.2m4m.org – just a few hours old but it appears promising.

Maggie AND her PR agent missed the boat on this one!

AdrianT
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

This is amusing – but all the same, NOM has enlisted Schubert Flint Public Affairs, and it must be said, they are the people that won Prop 8 against the odds. I note also, their ad spend totals $1.5 million.

They are very clever, crafty, devious PR people, and they get results. Lunatics NOM may be, but it would be dangerous not to treat them as a serious threat.

Martin
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

Well, obviously, we’re reclaiming M4M just as you guys reclaimed “queer”. Tired of it being used as a gay male abbreviation, we want it back for the straight world.

“We’re here, we’re M4M, and were not going, ahem!”

(OK, our chant needs some work.)

homer
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

You know, I’ve never seen Maggie Gallagher and Matt Barber in the same room at the same time! Makes you wonder…

honeybee33
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

are these the same people who encouraged the Republicans to begin the movement to “teabag Obama?”

~ hb33 ~

BobN
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

2M4M = two men for marriage.

Makes sense to me.

msgr33
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

How is that confusing? Everyone knows MM4M is common shorthand for the three-way. Is this a regional thing?

Instant Tea » Blog Archive » And yet more from NOM!
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

[...] to Box Turtle Bulletin for the heads up on that [...]

2M4M Webmaster
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

I’m the clever equal-marriage ally who owns 2m4m.org … and we’re absolutely giddy to get the site up and running. Anyone who wants to contribute, please feel free to get in touch.

One thing you can do is push the situation to the media on Monday, since we’re aiming to have the site complete over the weekend.

Let’s get the media reporting on 2M4M.org as “the” domain for this campaign. Let’s take some wind out of NOM’s sails.

jimstoic
April 10th, 2009 | LINK

Do they know that M is the Roman numeral for 1,000?

jamesnimmo
April 11th, 2009 | LINK

Religion is the single greatest impediment to the recognition of the inherent citizenship of America’s gay and lesbian citizens.

The argument of dueling bible verses between our supporters and detractors should be between them alone. Both sides need to get out of our lives and let the civil legislative and judicial process take its own course as it has done in Iowa and Vermont.

The travesty of the recent California election with the passage of Prop-Hate should never happen again anywhere else.

OtterQueen
April 11th, 2009 | LINK

2M4M, teabagging… ya gotta love this stuff. Whenever I log into my Wells Fargo account, I get to laugh at their ad for online document storage called “V-Safe.” And my brother worked for a company that had a Quality in Management program called “QUIM.” Thank you for keeping us entertained!

lipton should sue for libel « verbal privilege
April 11th, 2009 | LINK

[...] Updated to share the purely delightful news that Maggie Gallagher, head of the National Organization for Marriage (but only for straight people) has started a new campaign to oppose the dreadful avalanche of marriage equality victories in recent weeks, and to be all youthful and trendy and with-it, Two Million For Marriage will go by the acronym 2M4M. [...]

Teabaggers Unite « Happy Valley News Hour
April 13th, 2009 | LINK

[...] its nationwide “2 Million for Marriage” initiative using the Craigslisty acronym 2M4M. As Box Turtle points out, it’s perhaps not a great choice for a campaign designed to highlight “the [...]

2M4M Webmaster
April 13th, 2009 | LINK

Today’s the day we’re trying to push the site to the media and public. Anything anyone can do to help spread the word is appreciated!

Let’s take some wind out of NOM’s sails.

Any chance BTB can make a new post letting people know that the site is fully-up and running after a long weekend of frantically coding it?

Tea Bagging Requires a Dick Armey
April 15th, 2009 | LINK

[...] ridicule with insinuations of homosexuality.   Ditto, too, the recent sniggering over 2M4M with allusions to gay [...]

Dallas Voice - Dallas Voice
June 28th, 2010 | LINK

[...] to Box Turtle Bulletin for the heads up on that [...]

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