I do. Of all persuasions. It just seems that the preponderance of exposed hypocrites (double entendre there, I just realized) in the fold of the Republican party far exceeds anything I have seen on the Democratic/liberal side these days. Oh, it isn’t that I think that Dems don’t carry on with activities that they would rather not have revealed. But Sweet Baby Jesus, what is it with Republicans these days?
The latest hypocrite to be exposed (I rather like saying it that way) is Senator Larry Craig of Idaho, attempting… something or other in the men’s room at the Minneapolis airport. Then there was Florida’s favorite son, Tom Foley, who liked young male pages. And who can forget Jeff Gannon, aka James Guckert? That entire episode was so exceedingly weird that I cannot believe it didn’t get a larger circulation in the mainstream media. Maybe everyone was just too damn embarrassed. It couldn’t have been because everyone wanted to give the Republicans a break on this, could it? And then there is this guy, Florida state representative Bob Allen, who offered several a male undercover officer some oral stimulation in exchange for twenty bucks. And HE was the one offering the money! And Ted Haggard, the evangelical pastor of the Colorado Springs mega-church hiring a male prostitute while getting some illegal drugs. And the “D.C. Madam” scandal implicating at least one Republican, David Vitter of Louisiana.....
This really can’t be all a coincidence, can it? There are some people in the Republican party that look like they loath themselves. Or loath their behavior but can’t change it. Something. But no matter how you look at it, these actions are not the actions of healthy individuals.
As I have said before, I have no problem with people doing whatever they want to do to get their jollies, behind closed doors, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. But if someone is going to participate in such creative diversions themselves, then they damn well better keep their mouths shut when it comes to the rights of others to do exactly the same. Because the Republican party, in addition to being hypocritical, is looking incredibly foolish.
UPDATE: Well, Mr. Craig has come out and vehemently denied that he is gay. After pleading guilty to lewd conduct. In a men's washroom in an airport. With a male undercover cop. Not sure what he was pleading guilty to. But he has denied it all. Which is about par for the course, and is rather the subject I was writing about in this post anyway.