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More on Larry Craig

Clayton comments:

The only good news that can come out of this is that a lot of people will have to confront that this kind of behavior, while not necessarily the norm among homosexuals, isn’t particularly rare, either. Unfortunately, homosexual legislators, whether open or closeted, do a lot of stuff that reminds you that homosexuals really aren’t like the rest of us. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) lover was the result of Frank answering a personal ad so vulgar that I won’t quote it–and then his lover ran a prostitution service out of Frank’s apartment. More recently, Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) sending lascivious emails to pages less than half his age, and Rep. Gerry Studds (D-MA) having an affair with a page less than half his age. All of these actions make an adulterous affair seem downright classy by comparison.

Well, considering that heterosexual politicians are generally worms when it comes to sex scandals, I’m not really shocked that the gay politicians are going to represent the very worst that the gay community has to offer.

Senator Craig should go ahead and resign, and let Governor Otter name a replacement who can serve out Craig’s term with dignity and respect for the people of Idaho. (I’m available!)

I agree that Craig should resign, and let the governor appoint a successor.

5 Responses to “More on Larry Craig”

  1. Gasp! People having affairs with people much younger than them! Cause we all know heterosexuals like Fred Thompson and Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani would never do that!

    At this point I don’t really care whether Clayton is a true “gunblogger”…he’s a prominent pro RKBA voice who writes some of the most vapid hateful bile I’ve read on the subject, and it IS used against us.

  2. Sebastian says:

    I don’t agree with him that it’s a fundamental aspect of gay behavior at all, but it does happen. When I was a teenager, it was a well known fact that you ran the risk of seeing or hearing gay sex if you stopped at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center on I-95. I don’t agree with Clayton’s characterization of the gay community as a whole as being sick, but I also don’t have any problems with calling individual gays, or groups of gays, who participate in this kind of behavior to account.

  3. Yosemite Sam says:

    What gets me is that a U.S. Senator doesn’t have the judgment or maturity to realize that it might be a bad idea to have anonymous sex in a public airport bathroom. Why should we trust them to make decisions that affect the lives of every American?

    The sad thing about all of this is that Larry Craig has been the most outspoken supporter of gun rights in the U.S. Senate. It will hurt the cause to lose his voice.

  4. Sebastian says:

    It certainly will hurt the cause.

  5. “At this point I don’t really care whether Clayton is a true “gunblogger”…he’s a prominent pro RKBA voice who writes some of the most vapid hateful bile I’ve read on the subject, and it IS used against us.”

    So what’s your reaction to the NGLTF press release saying that police shouldn’t be arresting men for having sex in public restrooms? Pretty clearly, the NGLTF doesn’t think that there’s something wrong with it. What does that tell you about the importance of the “tea room” crowd to the NGLTF?

    You know, if progun homosexuals were 15% of the voters, I could see your point, from a purely political/pragmatic standpoint to shut up and not say what is clearly the truth: there are a lot of gay men who engage in anonymous sex in public places.

    But homosexuals are about 3-4% of the population; probably a large fraction would agree with me that there’s some serious sickness in some parts of their population (in 1988, 1/3 of homosexuals in California voted Republican). I doubt that I’m driving too many progun homosexuals into the opposing camp. If it is even 0.5% of the population that knows who I am, that comes to what: 500 people nationwide?

    On the other hand, there’s at least 50-60% of the population that has significant disapproval of homosexuality–and a lot of them are ideologically conservative, so they tend to be supportive of gun rights (although not necessarily so). They aren’t going to be offended by what I have to say.

    From the pragmatic point of view, judging from the positive responses I get on this subject, I’m probably doing more good than harm to the political prospects of gun owners.

    You might want to talk to social conservatives who think of me as a dangerously sympathetic to homosexuals. Remember: I don’t think it’s a good idea for the government to criminalize homosexuality. I’m actually pretty middle of the road for an America on this subject.

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