ANOTHER HOMOPHOBIC REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN CAUGHT WITH THE MEAT IN HIS MOUTH-- MEET ALABAMA ATTORNEY GENERAL TROY KING
No more closet for you, Mister
Tucson Republican congressman Jim Kolbe wasn't exactly open about his homosexuality, but he wasn't all that uptight about it either. Nor did he come off as a morbid and deranged self-loathing closet queen, like most heavily closeted Republicans in Washington do. When the Advocate told him they were going to spill the beans, soon after a homophobic vote on DoMA, he simply called a press conference and announced that he's gay and went back to work. He was re-elected 4 more times, although once it became clear he was covering up for serial gay rapist Mark Foley and also taking young congressional pages on "camping trips," he bade his congressional career a find adieu and decamped for Tucson where he is best known for chasing young Hispanic boys.
He was never a Larry Craig, Lindsey Graham or Mark Foley, putting excessive energy into pretending to be straight. And he was always a lot less uptight than David Dreier but there is always an air of tragedy around these old right-wing politicians who try denying what everyone knows. Many-- like Grahams and Craig's more than most-- go out of their way to "prove" they're straightness by obsessive homophobia. Sometimes it just seems like a major Republican Party affliction.
Yesterday Wonkette broke the story of another vicious Republican sociopath. Actually the story has been circulating in Montgomery for weeks but you know how polite everyone is down there. Troy King, unless he's already resigned, is the Attorney General of the great state of Alabama. The 40 year old Baptist, with 3 children, was caught in bed with a young man by his wife-- in their marital bed. He hasn't made much of a name for himself in Alabama politics-- except as a crazed homophobe obsessed with sex and vice. Now Republicans are worried that the mushrooming scandal will spill over into 3 hot congressional races where GOP candidates could suffer from what seems like a Republican hypocrisy epidemic.
During the 2005 legislative session, King made headlines by wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet of the kind used by parolees and others under judicial monitoring. King promised to wear the bracelet until the legislature passed tougher monitoring laws for parolees and convicted sex offenders, and removed it when such laws were passed... King was also known for his fight against the sex toy shops in Montgomery.
King has made opposition to gambling a central theme of his administration. In 2006, King asked the United States Department of the Interior to deny an application by the Poarch Creek Band of Indians to expand their gaming operations in Alabama. King later filed a lawsuit against the Department to keep it from pressuring Alabama to permit video gaming on Alabama reservations.
King's obsession with homosexuality can be traced back to his college days when he was writing disturbingly hysterical anti-gay articles for the college paper, the Crimson & White. His TV campaign ad was a doozy of homophobic hysteria too.
After she caught him in the act, his wife kicked him out of the house and she's divorcing him. He's the focus of a lot of negativity because of his hypocritical, smug nature.
The rumor at the time was that Troy's mystery man was his old college roommate who he gave a position to when he took over the AG office in 2004. Supposedly when Troy was out of town so was lover boy.
The story then became that the mystery man was a young man who had just graduated from Troy University and was the Homecoming King (no pun intended) (God that gets confusing...Troy King with the homecoming king who graduated from Troy) and that was who the wife walked in on. Then a few weeks later Troy and his boy toy from Troy were spotted at the YMCA (not kidding) engaging in....ummmm....inappropriate activities. Yeah...at the YMCA...made famous by the Village People. Apparently Troy has no inkling of what it means to be 'discreet'.
There's even a song for poor Troy already:
Maybe Alabama should think about replacing South Carolina as a gay tourist destination now that South Carolina has nixed an ad saying "South Carolina is so gay," which may have been embarrassing Lindsey Graham. And meanwhile, today Bush lost a case in the Federal District Court of Appeals that may lead to the public finding out who in the White House was hiring Republican male prostitute Guckert/Gannon for sleep overs in that building.
UPDATE... AND BY THE WAY, NOT EVERY REPUBLICAN PERVERT IS GAY
Last May I told you about a Republican maniac, Joe McDade, who used to represent part of Monroe County, PA, where I lived. More recently, the extremely corrupt-- like in defense contractor corrupt-- McDade, a lobbyist since retiring from Congress in disgrace in 1999, was arrested for chasing women around a Florida resort and masturbating in public. Yesterday a Florida judge declared him incomptent to stand trial. I wonder if that's how the Bush crew will get off if their day ever comes.
SATURDAY UPDATE: McCAIN MAKES TROY KING AN UNPERSON
King still hasn't resigned or blamed his gay lifetstyle on alcohol or Bill Clinton but McCain apparently knows something is coming down. 1984-style he deleted the page on his website dedicated to the one he used to love, the chairman of John McCain’s Alabama Leadership Team. There is no announcement if King is still allowed to be chairman of the Alabama McCain team or if either gross hypocrisy and what he does in the privacy of his own bedroom disqualifies him.