Maybe Rick Perry is jealous he never had a roommate named “Hot Bottom” who ran a gay brothel out of their apartment?

(The Hill) — Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), often a target of criticism for conservatives, tried to turn the tables on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Wednesday.

“Rick Perry is jealous of me,” Frank said, because people vote for Frank after hearing his beliefs and abandon Perry after hearing where he stands.

Frank added that Perry “wrote a book, or he signed a book that someone else wrote, and he said he could never live in Massachusetts” because people there voted for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D), Sen. John Kerry (D) and Frank knowing what the politicians believe.