And this week's Ted Haggart Gay Prostitue Award goes to:
"Florida State Rep. Bob Allen, longtime anti-gay crusader who was recently arrested for soliciting an undercover cop posing as a gay prostitute, has a novel excuse: all the blacks in the park made me do it."
You can't make this shit up. I am getting to where I really love these reports of rabidly anti-gay pompous ass politicians that turn out to be gayer than a pink pup tent. It's not only nice justice for those who are overly concerned with what their neighbors are doing, but it presents a very nice way of countering the attacks of future buttinski's. On second thought, it gives a whole new meaning to "buttinski", but I digress.
The apparent correlation between being rabidly anti-gay in public and secretly gay in private gets another data point. How many do we need before we accept that this obsessive behavior is a form of self-hatred, and stop pretending these people have any objectivity at all? Personally, I think it is high time that every anti-gay crusader get asked whether he is gay in his private life, and can he prove it? It would be justice, and great entertainment as well.
Btw, be sure to check out the discussion at Dispatches, particularly Steve Reuland's comment at #19. Hall of Fame Material.