Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Another Republican with a Secret Life

Will they never learn? Yet another elected Republican is caught in a sex scandal. This time it's Florida state representative Bob Allen. He was observed cruising at a public restroom, going in and out three times, then offered to perform oral sex on an undercover police officer for $20. Allen was arrested (this all happened earlier today) and will likely be released on bail soon. Allen calls it a "very big misunderstanding," but I find it interesting that, on his office web site, he lists his favorite recreational activity as "water sports."

He is innocent until proven otherwise, but it's not looking good for the guy. Maybe if he, and Ted Haggard and Mark Foley (what is it with Florida and closet cases, by the way?) had come out and used their energy to fight for equal rights, we'd be a few tiny steps closer to a world where they (and the rest of us) would be able to express their sexuality in a healthier environment than public loos, and with more appropriate companions than underage pages or rent boys.

(The photo, by the way, is credited to "Mark Foley." But it's merely a coincidence.)

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