Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Larry Craig. A less Gleeful Observation


Talk about sex selling newspapers, it's like stepping into the tabloid gutter doing the blog rounds this morning, one television station even going so far as to give an on air re-enaction as to what goes on when men cruise for bathroom sex. How low class can it get, the TV station that is, not the cruising?

I suppose Craig deserves a fair bit of stick given his voting record n'all but watching the vultures circling impatiently waiting to pick the carcass clean ain't a pretty sight.

At least, not as far as I know, the Devil, Jesus and therapy aren't involved which for myself and my fellow cynics has to be some kind of a relief.

In The Men's Room by Bill C Davis

Senator Craig most likely thought he was invisible - or he didn’t fully exist when he was in the men’s room.

What was he thinking? What did he need? Could he have found someone with whom to share that part of himself in a not any less hypocritical but at least in a more discreet and less dangerous way?

Update: Glenn Greenwald offers an excellent analysis on all the hypocrisy, not so much Craig's but that of the right wing punditry.

A then and now observation, then being just prior to the 06 elections and now being Larry Craig will you please fuck off and never darken the GOP doorway again.

Larry Craig's bathroom behavior and the right wing -- then and now

The reaction to the Larry Craig story provides one of the most vivid illustrations yet of how the right-wing movement works. Last October, just weeks before the midterm election, gay activist Mike Rogers reported that the married, GOP "family values" Senator repeatedly had sex with anonymous men in public bathrooms. His report was based on "extensive research," including interviews with several men whom Craig solicited for bathroom sex. more

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