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'Patriot Barbie' shows up to school board meeting in cat costume to troll transgender board member who 'wears his deceased wife's clothing'

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An Arizona mom spoke at a local school board meeting dressed as a cat to point out the ridiculousness of so-called transgenderism in general and to direct public attention to one particular school board member, who identifies as transgender.

Lindsey Graham, who hosts a conservative podcast called "Patriot Barbie," showed up at a Liberty Elementary School Board meeting some time last month dressed up in a cat costume, complete with ears, a printed suit, and whiskers. When it was her turn to speak, she pretended to be a cat in much the same way that so-called transgender individuals pretend to be a member of the opposite sex.

"I'm a cat. Meow, meow. I'm not a woman dressed as a cat. I am a cat," Graham insisted.

But then she challenged fellow meeting attendees to admit the truth: "How many of you believe and confess that I'm a cat? How many of you believe that your child or a child from this school would believe that I'm actually a cat?"

No one raised their hands, not even a board member who identifies as transgender. Paul Bixler, 72, began identifying as a woman after his wife passed away in 2017. He still goes by the first name "Paul."

"I don't think I've changed at all," Bixler told a news outlet last summer. "I think I am who I am. And I think I've always been who I am. And so my parents named me Paul. I've always liked being Paul. Paul Bixler's had a really good life."

Graham — no relation to the male Republican senator from South Carolina, who shares the same name — does not accept Bixler's supposed gender transition. She appeared on Fox News' "Jesse Watters Primetime" on Tuesday to criticize Bixler's attempt at feminine cosplay.

"He’s a man, he’s very clearly a man," Graham noted.

"The only thing he does to identify as a female is put lipstick on," she continued. "He grew his hair out a little bit, and he wears his deceased wife’s clothing to school, to sporting events, to school events to fundraisers, school events in front of the children."


Graham stated that people like Bixler, who insist they're a member of the opposite sex, have a "mental illness" which can confuse impressionable school children.

"[S]omeone with this kind of mental illness can enjoy that mental illness all they want in the comfort of their home," Graham argued. "But when you put them in charge of children, we’re talking about a new type of indoctrination, and that’s what’s really terrifying, is seeing these people in charge of our kids' education."

Bixler — who spent decades as a teacher, coach, and principal in both Arizona and Texas — was never actually elected to the Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board, which oversees eight schools in the metropolitan Phoenix area. He was appointed to it in 2021, when the election was canceled. His current term ends in 2024.

For many years, Graham lived in Oregon but moved to Arizona after the Oregon state government attempted to shut down her beauty salon in 2020 and then fined her $14,000 when she refused to comply. She sued the state for $100,000. She then moved to Arizona and penned a book, entitled "TARGETED: One Mom's Fight for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness," about that experience.

"[O]bviously, you can’t just identify as whatever you want and demand that other people identify you as whatever you want," she told Watters.

"This is elementary school, so these are young vulnerable minds," she added. "The teachers, the rest of the school board are identifying [Bixler] as 'Ms.' while he’s talking in just the deepest manly voice that he was born with. And so to see these parents take no responsibility for the education of these kids and to teach them true right and wrong and true biology and true facts and science and truths is just so alarming that we have this in the school system."

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