Yes, we know there’s a big debate surrounding the so-called politics of outing. While we’ve yet to come to a concrete conclusion on where we stand, Michael Rogers and his Blogactive homies know exactly where they stand.
After years of investigating political hypocrisy with little results, Rogers etc are breaking out the big guns by outing gay anti-gay politicians. On today’s hit list: Larry Craig, the Republican from Idaho who has never made his homo-hating ways a secret. Too bad Craig’s allegedly a big homo. According to Rogers:
I have done extensive research into this case, including trips to the Pacific Northwest to meet with men who have say they have physical relations with the Senator. I have also met with a man here in Washington, D.C., who says the same — and that these incidents occurred in the bathrooms of Union Station. None of these men know each other, or knew that I was talking to others. They all reported similar personal characteristics about the Senator, which lead me to believe, beyond any doubt, that their stories are valid.
This isn’t the first time Craig’s sexuality has come under fire. Back in 1982, during the Congressional page scandal that would lead to the documentary, Conspiracy of Silence, Craig preemptively announced that he had no role in the affair, prompting many to dig a little deeper into his personal life. For video of that denial, head over to Blogactive’s article.
Given his past would-be outings, it’s not surprising that Craig and his office have already issued a statement. New West reports:
Senator Craig’s office flatly rejected the claims. “The Senator says this story is absolutely ridiculous – almost laughable,” said press secretary Sid Smith. “It has no basis in fact.”
Well, if it has “no basis in fact”, then they should push forward with a slander suit. Of course, we’re sure the Senator doesn’t want a full investigation, so we suspect that he’ll just sweep it under the carpet. Like his sexuality, perhaps?
Also, can we just take a moment to say that we can’t recall another time when the core of the Republican party seemed so fragile. We may have a new gay revolution on our hands, kiddies. Get excited!