The whole Larry Craig "scandal" is boring to me in that its the same old story -- a self-righteous Republican discovered to be gay and a hypocrite. That's hardly news anymore. There is of course nothing wrong with being gay - and nothing inherently wrong with being a Republican - but it just seems an odd combination unless you are a Log Cabin Republican type - and of course they are discriminated against in their own party. It's interested to note that the Log Cabin Republicans
are calling for Sen. Craig to resign.
If you want to see the original police report
-- its on www.thesmokinggun.com..........
Just two weeks ago, Glen Murphy, the head of the Young Republicans National Federation, was accused of "criminal deviate conduct," for allegedly performing sex acts ( fellatio ) on another man while he was sleeping. but has yet to be charged. His lawyer says the sexual act was "consensual." This was the second time the Republican had been accused of such a crime.
A little more details about Republican's sex lives than I needed to know here:
This is far more crude that what I would normally write or quote but --- the facts are what they are. From the Wonkette:
Oh, by the way, Glenn was charged with Sexual Battery for doing this exact same thing in 1998 (this victim’s girlfriend was in the same room!). So he was, of course, the natural choice to head the Young Republicans.
“I will essentially be the mouthpiece and effective leader for the tens of thousands of Young Republicans, 18 to 40, across the country,” Murphy told the Jeffersonville News and Tribune last month. He would be the mouthpiece and they would be the throbbing young irresistible cockpiece.
Ok, a little more crass than necessary, but you get the point. Still, its a boring story -- its just sad because - both Sen. Craig and Young Republican Chairman Murphy ---- should not have to be stigmatized for being gay --- but because of the political party they chose to join -- they have to remain "in the closet"
This is also a boring story because --------- they are just two more examples of Republican sex scandals to add to the list. And I'm sure there are plenty of pervy Democrats too - and when they are caught they should of course be punished - but its the self-loathing and self-hatred that makes it more interesting when people like Craig and Murphy do it.
\27 MORE examples of big-shot republican perverts, from mainstream newspapers:
Serial killer/rapist Ted Bundy campaigned for the Republican Party
Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.
Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges.
Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.
Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.
Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a minor working as a congressional page.
Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a juvenile and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks, an advisor to a California assemblyman, was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
Republican preacher Stephen White was arrested after allegedly offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
Republican talk show host Jon Matthews of Houston was indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under the age of 17.
Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling confessed to molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
Republican Party leader Paul Ingram of Thurston County, Washington, pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
Republican St. Louis Election Board official Kevin Coan was arrested and charged with trying to buy sex from a 14-year-old girl whom he met on the Internet.
Republican politician Andrew Buhr, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
Republican politician Keith Westmoreland, a Tennessee state representative, was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).
Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15 year old girl.
Republican legislator, Richard Gardner, a Nevada state representative, admitted to molesting his two daughters.
Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.
Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.
Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.