Thursday, August 30, 2007

This whole Senator Craig thing…

is seriously messed up. First of all – why do so many gay and bi-sexual politicians join the Republicans Against Sex Brigade and spend so much time making sure that life is hard for gay men like themselves? Perhaps if Craig and his other gay and bi-sexual colleagues on the hill spent less time promoting an anti-gay rights agenda, Craig himself wouldn’t have to spend so much time lurking in bathroom stalls. He could just go to a bar or meet a nice man in a café somewhere. Then, if he is into the whole lurking in stalls scenario, they could work that out as two consenting adults.

Secondly, how are there still gay republicans when the mere allegation that one of their own tried to pick up a man makes the whole party call for an end to his political career?


Thirdly, why are we not now laughing politician who run on a “family values” (code word meaning anti-gay, anti-choice) platform off the stage? The term was always meaningless, since opposing gay marriage does not do anything to help families, but now it is clear that saying ‘family values’ in every speech does not make a politician any less likely to be gay. If we could just scrap the whole pretense that other peoples’ consensual love-making somehow was a threat to families, we could start talking about issues that really matter to parents and children – daycare, schools, equal pay for women, paid leave for new parents…

4 comments:

Casmall said...

You should read the NYT synopsis of the summer political scandals. The best part is the token Democrat they through in to be fair and balanced. bad checks that dirty naughty boy

La Pobre Habladora said...

Wow... that video is really... something. Calling Clinton a "dirty naughty boy" on national television was not the way to stay closeted. So I guess that this lets the <Idaho Statesman off the hook.

Mächtige Maus said...

I find what amuses me most about this entire fiasco is Craig saying that he pleaded guilty only to make it "go away". Are you kidding me? Minorities plead guilty after hours and hours of police harassment because they feel marked and nothing they say will ever prove their innocence so perhaps a confession will at least keep them off death row. A privileged white man has no need to make a false plea if he really is innocent, particularly a man in Craig's position. I say, he plead guilty because he knew he was. Just because that admission came out in the media (shame on them for doing their job) doesn't mean he can back track now.

La Pobre Habladora said...

That is the problem with being in the closet- you have to be all the way in the closet and you have to stay in the closet all the time, or else people know you're there, hiding in the dark. And in Craig's case, they know you're a big hypocrite when you you try to make sure that everyone else stays in their closets too.