Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Larry Craig, closet case

I would hope that you are are aware of Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), who was arrested in a Minneapolis airport bathroom back in June for trying to solicit a MALE undercover cop for sex.

Hilzoy (via Andrew Sullivan) talks about why he at first sympathized with Craig for being a closet case then changed his mind:

Craig seems to have made a habit of voting against laws that would secure the rights of gay men and lesbians. In addition to supporting the Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, he voted against a bill that would have banned job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, against expanding the definition of hate crimes to include sexual orientation, and was rated zero by the Human Rights Campaign in each of the last three Congresses (1, 2, 3; all pdf.) I truly can't imagine what it would be like -- how little self-respect a person would have to have -- to amass that sort of voting record while cruising for gay sex in airport restrooms.

Exactly. Craig is just like Roy Cohn and others who have railed against gay people while trolling for young men at night. However, this fellow here seems to understand Larry Craig's plight!


polar donkey said...

The onion rules.

Why didn't Craig just hook up with Lindsey Graham or John McCain's campaign staffer or the President of the College Republicans or Mark Foley or Jeff Gannon or Scott McCormick or Ken Mehlman or Joe Alba (used to run FEMA) or the mayor of Spokane WA or Ted Haggart or Congressman David Drier or those guys living with Denny Hastert.

Is it me or are you all seeing a trend with Republicans too?

bob said...

Because Larry prefers anonymous sex. None of the individuals you named are anonymous to him, nor he to they.

TN420 said...

PD, You're a breath of fresh air.

Very well put.
And it's not even the gayness that bothers most of us. Doesn't bother me at all.

It's that good ol' fashioned hypocrisy that any good Liberal's skin crawl. As with Foley and the other's you mentioned, when you generate that kind of bad karma "what goes around comes around" becomes your fate.

I wouldn't care if half the people on the planet were queers, as long as they were honest about it.

Craig claims he's not gay. That's a lie but it's not the problem to begin with. The only problem is that he's just another inking on a infinite list of Hypocrite Republican Perverts.