Barney Frank’s Boyfriend Is Becoming Our Favorite Political Spouse

Posted on October 18, 2010


First, James Ready nearly got his boyfriend, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, in deep doo-doo when he got arrested for growing and possessing marijuana — while Frank was in the house with him.

Then, he mouthed off to a couple of (semi-drunk) ladies on a plane, causing a fight after he called another passenger “Santa Claus.” And now he’s staging bizarre performance art.

In the video below, you’ll see him as he looms in on Frank’s Republican election opponent Sean Bielat after a debate at the WGBH studios in Boston.

He snaps pictures of the bemused candidate, telling him to “get used to it, dude.” Bielat eventually realizes the humor of the situation, asking,”Are you really standing here and heckling me? Is that really what you’re doing?” Ready, on the other hand, did not seem to find anything funny.

This is the same Congressman Barney Frank that caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island, NY’s popular gay haunt, The Pines. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn’t have the required Suffolk County NY Senior Citizens ID.