Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Senator Larry Craig: A Quarter Century Pattern Emerges

Have you seen the YouTube video of a 1982 ABC News report on the page scandal back at that time? I have it embedded below. A 20-year old former page made allegations of having sex with congressmen when he was a minor, and attending parties where drugs were freely available. He named names to the FBI investigators, but those names have yet to be revealed, to this day.

I am guessing that then Congressman Larry Craig called a press conference after those facts were revealed to the press to deny that he is gay was, in essence, was to deflect any accusations his way.

Why would anyone accuse then Congressman Larry Craig of being gay? His explanation: he was single and single men are viewed as gay.

They are?

This is so reminiscent of the “I’m not gay” speech he recently made, with his wife standing next to him. He’s married now.

He’s married, so he must not be gay.


And his 1982 actions to head off any accusations that he is gay seems to be indicating a pattern. He pled guilty to a lesser crime he says he didn’t commit in order to head off and deflect a Utah newspaper’s investigative story on his past sexual behaviors.

Why do I care that Larry Craig is as queer as a three dollar bill? I don’t. Not at all. I think life is too short, and one must find love however one can, according to their tastes. So I really don’t care about Larry Craig’s sexual orientation. But I do care that he cares about it. Cares about it enough to deny it, publicly, twice in a quarter century. Cares about it enough to vote against gay rights bills and support Utah’s 2006 anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment.

But on the other hand, if he is married, and his wife has had some sack time with the Senator, then that is a whole ‘nother thing. He’s bisexual.

And I hate bisexuals.

Hate them with a passion.

Bisexuals are having far too much fun.

1 comment:

jjd said...

couldn't agree with you more. great post.