Thursday, August 30, 2007
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO OF THE SENATOR LARRY CRAIG ARREST I'm sure a house remix is hitting the clubs soon!
Yesterday morning I was a guest on "The Santita Jackson Show", which is morning radio show based out of Chicago with Jesse Jackson's eldest daughter. We discussed the debacle of Senator Larry "Bathroom Stall" Craig, the Republican Idaho Senator who was charged with lewd conduct in a bathroom stall with another man...how very George Michael.
Santita and I had an excellent conversation, along with her call-in guests, about another hypocritical Republican being blasted in the public eye and Sen. Craig's refusal to call himself gay.
Firstly, I stressed that while I am disgusted at Sen. Craig for opposing gay rights and now caught pink-handed trying to wack his tacky in a bathroom, however, the compassionate part of me feels a bit sorry for Sen. Craig. Senator Craig is a symptom of a socially oppressive society. If you hate yourself and have shame, which is a deadly mindset, you are going to act out in unhealthy and dangerous ways. Shame is a horrible space to exist, which is obviously a space Senator Craig has been for a large part of his life and will probably remain. Also, keep in mind this is not Sen. Craig’s first bathroom rendezvous. According to an Idaho newspaper:
"The most serious finding by the Statesman was the report by a professional man with close ties to Republican officials. The 40-year-old man reported having oral sex with Craig at Washington's Union Station, probably in 2004. The Statesman also spoke with a man who said Craig made a sexual advance toward him at the University of Idaho in 1967 and a man who said Craig 'cruised' him for sex in 1994 at the REI store in Boise."
Now we have Senator Craig denying he is gay, which some people are mortified by. Why in gay-angel-food-cake-heaven would anyone expect a 62 year-old, rich, white man from Midvale, Idaho admit to being homosexual? There is no way the man would ever identify with being gay and I find it almost appalling that his refusal of saying he is gay is the shocker to many people. Senator Craig is not from the generation of Rosie O’Donnell and Ellen. Hell, according to the quote above he was trying to pick up boys at the University of Idaho before Stonewall happened! Merv Griffin couldn't even come out of the closet and he wasn't even a politician, just a television legend! To have the expectation of Senator Craig calling himself gay is a bit farfetched and missing a major point.
What I brought up on the Santita Jackson show is that with Senator Craig, Mark Foley or Jim McGreevy no one is using the word "DL" nor blaming these rich white men for HIV/AIDS in their community—that is the boom-kat! These men, especially Senator Craig, are the definition of "DL" because not only are/were they lying to their family, but they are/were lying to the world.
Is Senator Craig's wife, Suzanne Craig, running to get an HIV/AIDS test? Is HIV/AIDS crossing the minds of their three ADOPTED children...baby, Miss Larry could've even get it up to procreate.
There is no mention of the “DL” because this is not an opportunity to criminalize black male sexuality. Consider this, if Senator Obama were caught attempting to get his freak on with another man he would instantly be labeled “DL” and blamed for half of the HIV/AIDS infections in Chicago. It's hypocrisy on every front.
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Labels: Politics, Sexuality
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