Sunday, September 02, 2007



It's been mentioned that it was very convenient for the Bush Regime to get Alberto Gonzales' resignation story off the front pages and off the national TV screens-- with nary a trace-- and, in fact, the first I heard about Larry Craig's outing was a joke by a friend who said Gonzales himself had forced his closet door open. Political Washington has been aware of Craig's adventures in Toiletland for decades and it was quite a coincidence that he was outed at the same time that Alberto would have resigned. At the time I dismissed it for what it was-- just a joke.

But there's another story going around the Internet today, that the Bush Regime was more than happy to get rid of Senator Craig because of his antipathy towards the Patriot Act. Bush was furious with Craig for joining with mainstream conservatives and Democrats in opposing the renewal of the highly unconstitutional Patriot Act. "At a meeting recently, Bush referred to Craig as 'a goddamned
traitor' and told the National Republican Senatorial Committee to start recruiting someone to run against the Idaho Senator in 2008."

The Bush Regime-- even post-Rove-- just sent a harsh and powerful message to senators that they have the way, and the will, to enforce their version of... discipline. Even a right-wing tool like Ben Stein has been yapping around on TV claiming Craig was set up by "the Executive Department."

Meanwhile, there's another gay Republican and another Republican Gonzalez in trouble-- except this one was murdered 2 weeks ago. But the AP report about the gay love triangle seems to have missed one point: one of the men, Republican consultant David Abrami, was straight. (Just because someone is Republican, you can't automatically assume they are secretly gay.) Gonzalez and Drake, on the other hand were gay, and former roommates.

As we mentioned yesterday, Drake, a former marine, also is alleged to have a strong relationship-- both intimate and business/political-- with right-wing Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC). When I spoke to McHenry's office about this they at first insisted they never heard of Drake then, confronted with specifics, admitted they know him. They refused to put Congressman McHenry on the phone. There is every indication that McHenry may have been one of the Republican elected officials who was using the services of the gay prostitution agency connected to Drake. Our pals over at the BradBlog points out the connections between Florida's ultra-corrupt, vote-tampering congressman, Tom Feeney, and Gonzalez and reports the threat to expose the list of Republican elected officials who were using the gay escort service.

These matters are being examined by law enforcement officials. DWT will keep you informed as it unfolds.

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At 12:14 PM, Blogger SteveAudio said...

Good work, Howie!

At 5:36 AM, Blogger Walter said...

[This is a comment I left on the Bicoastal Investigations blog. Comments on the blog are moderated so I'm leaving a record of it here.]

My only interest in this story is the connection (if any) between Harlow Cuadra /Joe Kerekes and Jason Drake, the shooter in the Orlando murder-suicide case. The “connection” at this point stems from Zenoble’s comment, much quoted on the internet, on the Brad Blog about Drake’s _alleged_ motive.

If fact, Zenoble’s Brad Blog entry is the _sole_ source I could find linking Cuadra/Kerekes with Drake.

The liberal bloggers like Down With Tyranny have jumped on Zenoble’s assertion that Cuadra _might_ make public prominent GOP clients of his Norfolk escort service but this seems dubious to me. Norfolk/Virginia Beach is in _southern_ Va., pretty far from D.C. I haven’t checked on the map but Norfolk may be close to Congressman McHenry’s district in North Carolina and it _is_ confirmed that Drake, originally from N.C., was associated with McHenry and other republicans in the state.

At 7:17 AM, Blogger Walter said...

Turns out that Ralph Gonzalez, the ‘discreetly’ gay GOP consultant murdered in Orlando, was yet another closet hypocrite. He used an ‘Adam and Steve’ scare flyer in an Alabama state senate race. Are we the least bit suprised?

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Drama Queen said...

If McHenry's peeps admitted knowing him, you're the first person with on-the-record confirmation of the connection. The North Carolina Conservative (of all things) has reported the connection. I have repeated his report. I have sources tying McHenry and Gonzalez but I know of no one definitively tying McHenry and Drake on the record. Good job.

Now, how do we know that Drake and/or Gonzalez are tied to call boy or a gay escort operation? This Damon dude admited to lying about the story. Is there any other source admitting to the gay escort service?

I have sources saying McHenry is tied to predatory gay activity with college men and others but none to a gay escort service itself.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Elizabeth Schmitz said...

from Schmitz Blitz:

I am somewhat conflicted about the tactics of Rogers. The process of accepting and disclosing one’s gayness is very stressful and scary–you have to worry about rejection from the people you care about the most, and begin to deal with the changes that come with being identified as a gay American. When someone else outs you, you loose control over this very difficult process, and it adds to the emotional turmoil.

What’s more, Rogers’ tactics create a new sort of McCarthyism targeting gays. It makes me somewhat uncomfortable to see again this kind of a witch hunt going on within the walls of our government.

Those concerns noted, I ultimately support the outing of anti-gay politicians. These politicians take their own shame and self-hatred over being gay out on open gays who just want to live their lives with dignity (as opposed to finding sexual fulfillment through secret trysts in public restrooms and parks). To me, using your democratically elected office as a closet is an abuse of power, and we need people like Rogers to expose that.

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Damon Kruezer said...

I'm the one that made the story up about Drake being involved with Harlow and Joe, and I do apologize.

At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Damon Kruezer" posting the all-too-convenient admission here and elsewhere about lying is not the real Damon Kruezer. I am. The faux Damon's profile was created just a few days ago and has no contact information. I am the real Damon Kruezer. I did NOT lie and I stand by the accuracy of my reports.

Anyone wishing to contact me may do so at my domain address, which is the ONLY email I use for business and professional reasons. Beware any other email or misspelling of my name, which the disinformation campaign allegedly motivated by the McHenry camp have been known to use. I welcome your questions and comments. Thank you.


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