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4th-Sep-2007 08:55 pm
Sen. Larry Craig's spokesman says the senator is reconsidering his decision to resign, The Associated Press reports.

Oh for fuck's sake.
"I can respect anyone who chooses to live in the closet on one condition: They don't actively fight for laws in an elected office that allow for discrimination, hate and bigotry. If Senator Craig needs (to give a stranger a blow job) every now and then from the men's room, I think that's pathetic, but ... to each his own and understand, you're going to get caught."
-- Sara Whitman
5th-Sep-2007 03:30 pm (UTC) - Following in Henry Miller's footsteps...
This incident was smeared all over the tv, etc. for one purpose: to whet the salacious and prurient appetite of viewers. Is it really about being gay or engaging in gay activity? Maybe just a bit, since this situation is SO IRONIC (note to Alanis: this is irony...) considering he was vocally against equal rights for gays, gay marriage, etc. But, wouldn't this story be smeared if he were playing footsie with a female prostitute somewhere? It's all about stimulating that imagination that lies dormant for so many people. Dick. Ass. Dick in mouth. Pussy. Cock. Fuckin'. These are things that reverberate in the human psyche, titillating the sexual part of our brains, and people love to tickle that part of the brain because it's exciting and it feels good when someone is naughty, and where better to tickle it than national television?

From what I have heard, this guy sounded framed. Maybe he wasn't. Then, yeah, the spotlight on those who condemn behavior and turn around and engage in it...priceless. There is a quote I recall from some piece of literature way back: The judge condemns the prostitute while concealing his erection beneath his robes. Whether he was trying to get his dick blown or not, is this the kind of thing that should end a career? Should the private act between you and a chubby girl and a couple of cigars bring down a career? I don't think so.

We are so suppressed in this country. We act like we walk around with neat, tidy, arid cardboard boxes between our legs, and that sex and sexual urges are taboo. If we had healthy sexual outlets, did not suppress this and that, condemn healthy sexual appetites (consenting adults), did not single out and objectify the human body and then allow our government to enforce all these rules about what is socially acceptable behavior, we would not be so titillated, we would not be so rabid when a story like this comes down the pike. I blame the church. I blame the 1950's.

5th-Sep-2007 07:09 pm (UTC) - Re: Following in Henry Miller's footsteps...
I don't believe that indulging in a bit of salacious activity should be a career-ending move. I said more than once, loudly, that if a few unauthorized blowjobs keep the President's finger off the big red button, get the guy a fuckin' hummer. But this kind of blatant hypocrisy, to actively advocate against activity that one is furtively seeking for oneself, that I believe makes one thoroughly unfit to be a representative of the people. Yes, politicians kiss babies and lie, but this kind of disconnect should not be permitted.
5th-Sep-2007 07:51 pm (UTC) - Re: Following in Henry Miller's footsteps...
I concur! It's hypocrisy at its best.
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