Saturday, March 12, 2011

SElf loathing Gay Senator Brings a Whole New Meaning to the Word Bent

And I ain't talking about sexuality.

Anti-Gay State Senator's Secret Gay Life Is Revealed In Bribery Indictment

Carl Kruger is a Democratic state senator from Brooklyn. His vote against gay marriage last year was crucial in stopping the measure in New York. Funny thing: He lives with his gay lover, who's the bagman in their bribery racket.

Yesterday, a criminal complaint against Kruger was unsealed in federal court in the southern district of New York, lifting the veil from what must be one of the most satisfyingly convoluted and brazen cases of self-loathing gay political figures in our time.

First, the bribery: Kruger, the feds charge, conspired with a state lobbyist named Richard Lipsky to shake down clients for Kruger's vote. He's charged with accepting bribes from Lipsky to funnel state money to various New York City projects being developed by Forest City Ratner, as well as trying to curtail the state's recycling laws. When the feds raided Lipsky's Upper West Side apartment, they found "$102,000 in cash from a safe in a closet and $4,000 'in crisp, large denominational bills from the pocket of a suit belonging to Lipsky,'" according to the New York Post.

According to the New York Times, Kruger used the money to "bankroll a lavish lifestyle, financing a four-door Bentley Arnage and a $2 million waterfront home originally built for a boss of the Lucchese crime family."

Now, about that lifestyle! Kruger, who was one of four Democrats who killed gay marriage in New York last year (along with face-slasher Hiram Monserrate), ostensibly lives with his sister in Brooklyn. But according to the Post, neighbors there "said either that they did not recognize him or that he was rarely, if ever, there." That might be because he actually lives in this gaudy 7,000 square-foot home with the Turano family--Michael, his brother Gerard, and their mother Dorothy. Kruger is, according to the complaint, essentially a member of the Turano family. "He helped manage the household and shop for groceries," the Times says, and even help pick out a gravestone for the family plot." more


Cletis L. Stump said...

"...ostensibly lives with his sister in Brooklyn". Apparently, he suffers from home-o-sexuality.

Himself said...

I don't know what he suffers from Cletis, the system for sure. US politics is no place to be if you're gay is it. What a way to lead your life, locked in the closet.

How many openly gay pols are there still, just Barny Franks?

Excluding those that have been outed of course, who aren't really gay, just fallen by the wayside.

I watched this drearily long documentary, depicting five sets of parents all with the same plank up their arse. As I remember it not one of 'em would except their kids for what they were, until one lass killed herself over it all, and then it was all a bit too late.

We have far from a perfect system here, but I don't think anybody really gives a fuck as to a pol's orientation. As long as he don't have Jesus, we don't like pols who got God. No Sir, not at all at all we don't.

How bad?