David Phillips. Mike Jones. Greg Ruth. Tom Russell. Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can’t be disproved, have come forward since news of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s guilty plea. They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention. They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig’s denials, including his famous statement, “I am not gay, I never have been gay.” Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking Senator Larry Craig Action Figure.
I could care less if Sen. Larry Craig (R-12th cent.) buggers goats in his off hours. It’s a free country, and as long as the goats are OK with it, then who’s being hurt? No, what pisses me off is the rampant hypocrisy that Craig and so many of his fellow Republithugs have built their political careers on. It’s OK to be gay. It’s OK to be straight. It’s even OK to swing from both sides of the plate if that’s what gets you through the night. What’s NOT OK is to pander to uber-Conservative, “family values” religious wackjobs in a transparent effort to convince them that you’re one of them…all while you’re skulking around airport men’s rooms, public toilets, or anywhere else you can get your phreak on.
I could care less if Craig is gay. Hell, for all I care, he can lube up and get it on with knotholes in pine fences. If you’re going to build your career on the soft sand of hypocrisy and pandering to the ignorant and the reactionary, though, you deserve to be roasted and embarrassed in any and every available public forum. I think there’s a very high likelihood that Larry Craig is gay, but that really doesn’t matter. What DOES matter is that Craig is a (&^%$#@ hypocrite, and as such deserves to roast, in public and in Hell. For the sheer audacity and breadth of his hypocrisy over the years, Craig should be drummed out of the Senate and sent into exile on a mountain top in Idaho with a hot plate, a can of Sterno, and Jeff Gannon’s cell phone number.
Jeebus, what a (&^%$#@ DUMB@$$….