Thursday, August 30, 2007



I just listened to Senator Larry Craig's entrapment tape. It seems obvious to me that if the police wanted to have safe bathrooms in public places they would have uniformed officers on patrol. Instead they sent out the prettiest boy in the department who many gay men would find attractive. What a revolting set-up! The irony, of course, is that society allows this kind of disgusting waste of time and resources-- time and resources that ruin peoples' lives-- because of hypocrites like Larry Craig (R-ID), David Dreier (R-CA), Jim McCrery (R-LA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Allen (R-FL), Mark Foley (R-FL) and dozens of other Republican lawmakers trying to capitalize on human frailties to seek votes from ignorant and bigoted constituents. Today New York points out why the whole attitude of homophobia just isn't funny.

A different part of that tape that seemed very gross to me was the discussion about Craig's hand. He was reaching down he said. not to signal that he wanted sex with the undercover cop but to pick up a piece of toilet paper. Do you pick up stray pieces of toilet paper from the floors of public restrooms? I don't touch anything in a public bathroom... except with my shoe.

On a lighter side one of my friends wondered what Senator Craig would have said if the cop actually allowed him to go through with his intentions-- like in the good old days-- before arresting him. Picture Senator Craig with his disinterested, uncomprehending Mrs. by his side at a press conference:

"A c*ck in my mouth, you say? No, no, I don't think so."

"My goodness, I had no idea. I can't think how that could have gotten there."

"Oh, is THAT what it was? It tasted like chicken."

"Um, I remember reaching for a pretzel, but you know, I can't see a thing without my glasses."

"Damn kids are always leaving stuff lying around. You have kids? What're you gonna do?"

"It's all the liberal media. They hound me because they know I have such high moral standards."

"It's not as if it was a really BIG one."  [Not recommended highly--this kind of just makes you a size queen.]

"It's shocking, the things scientists say an average person has in his mouth on an average day."

"If I do you, maybe we could forget all about this? You ARE awfully cute, you know."


Or, maybe the Idahoan could have just handled it with a stiff upper lip-- like a British legislator would:


Judging by today's news you'd think Larry Craig's biggest political opponents were his erstwhile GOP allies, who are all now viciously attacking him, particularly two of the most heinous individual politicians in America, Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell. And judging by the Republican Party-inspired diktat to get this guy off the scene asap, you'd swear that it was all being cheerled by all the regular suspects, especially Fox News and the Republican network of Hate Talk Radio hosts and hostesses.

But there is actually a credible Democrat, Larry LaRocco, whose been running for the seat even when Craig's bathroom trysts were just grist for the DC rumor mill. Flip Flop Mitt and all the supposedly outraged Republicans screaming about it the loudest now were well aware of what was up with Senator Craig for many years. Today former Congressman LaRocco posted an introduction at Huffington Post.


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At 7:29 PM, Blogger BillyBlastoff said...

Listening to the audio between the cop and the senator I began to wonder what the senator was doing with his right hand.

At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I'm glad the police are running sting operations in public restrooms. The last thing most people want to encounter in the mens room is two men engaged in any kind of sex. People do take their children into public restrooms, you know.

At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Article, Thank you for taking the time to express yourself. I think it is sad, that some one has to go through this experience of loosing everything because of the witch hunt going on against gays and sexuality. Perhaps Senator Craig can now devote his life to helping people fight against the very Laws he and his fellow congress members have created. What goes around comes around. They do this to gay men everyday, now he knows how they feel!
Antonio Palacio NYC


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