Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Conservative Hypocrite Hoist On His Own Petard-- Paul Stanley (R-TN)


I have a feeling all DWT readers will know the punch line of this tale before they read another 15 words. Tennessee state Senator Paul Stanley was the driving force behind his state's anti-gay adoption legislation. No, he wasn't caught in a toilet trying to seduce an undercover cop. The ultra-conservative freak was having an affair with a young woman who was working as a legislative intern. What the hell is wrong with these Republican hypocrites? They're such a cliche at this point that it's becoming painful to write about them! The woman, McKensie Morrison, is 23 years old. Stanley, aside from being a moralizing homophobic wingnut, is the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and a married man with two young children and a true Republican defender of the sanctity of marriage. Stanley hasn't confessed, nor has he denied the relationship; but when Ms. Morrison's boyfriend tried blackmailing him he called the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
[H]e has hid behind the TBI investigation to avoid saying anything one way or another.

“Unfortunately, I am the victim and a witness to a crime in an ongoing investigation. At this time, I have been advised by authorities and the District Attorney’s office not to comment. There is already misinformation being inferred regarding this matter which I look forward to clearing up at the appropriate time,” Stanley said in a statement.

Interesting phrasing. Of course, we don’t know what happened or didn’t happen exactly. All we know is that instead of telling the blackmailer that his bluff was called and to do his worst, he called the TBI.

Instead of proclaiming his innocence and his martial fidelity on camera to get in front of the story, he hid behind a written statement. While the words in his statement say innocent, his actions say guilty.

I'm sure you could surmise all this but, for the record, Stanley is a rabid gun nut, an anti-choice fanatic, the former state chairman of the Tennessee Young Republicans, a former staffer for Dollar Bill Frist, and, of course, a Sunday school teacher for the Methodist Church in Germantown. Oh, and he's probably a crook as well as a philanderer; he works for the criminal ponzi operation run by the recently busted "Sir" Allen Stanford. Aside from being the state Senate's most homophobic member, he's best known as an enemy of working families for his sponsorship of a failed bill to preempt local "Living Wage" ordinances. The bill would have prohibited any local government setting the minimum wage at a higher rate than the federally imposed minimum wage.

What a guy! I bet he would have opposed the Bill of Rights, the emancipation of the slaves or the minimum wage too had he lived in any earlier time when conservatives were fulminating against that stuff.

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At 5:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance. Besides, Peter Criss was the most talented member of that band. Oh, wait.

Seriously, though: I swear, anybody who goes on and on and on about other folks' morality or lack thereof has got to be hiding something.

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being a "gun nut"? That's part of the Bill of Rights too...let us not pick and chose the amendments we like, and be hypocrites ourselves. Remember to keep perspective.

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

she looks hot, she was probably trying to set him up. Hopefully he got a happy ending at least.

She looks like she could suck the brass off a doorknob, if you know what I mean.

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous billp said...

Paul Stanley should be judged more harshly for his adultery, considering how much he has condemned others for immorality.

Similarly, I would be more outraged if the President of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) were to be arrested for DUI than I would if it was someone else. It's more outrageous to be guilty of something when you are publicly crusading against it. Hypocrisy adds to the magnitude of a transgression.

P.S. Ms. Morrison should cut a deal with Playboy. There's more than 1 way to make money off this, and that option is not illegal...

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