It has been a truly scandalous few months for the GOP — for the third time in three months a Republican lawmaker is accused of soliciting sex with another man. This time it's Washington State Rep. Richard Curtis — whose “I’m not gay” defense sounds a lot like Florida State Rep. Bob Allen's and Idaho Senator Larry Craig's. Curtis told the Columbian newspaper in Spokane that he did not have sex with the man.
But the Spokane police department tell CNN a different story. They say that on October 26, Curtis, dressed in women's lingerie, is alleged to have approached a young man in the "Hollywood Erotic Boutique."
The rest of the story is contained in a graphic 50 page police document. The young man alleges Curtis offered him $1,000 for unprotected sex at a nearby hotel. And he says, "At the conclusion of the sexual activities, Curtis fell asleep."The police report says the man, Cody Castagna, then took Curtis’ wallet — in order to extort money from the representative — and "threatened to publicly expose Richard Curtis' gay lifestyle to his wife."
Dejando de lado el "debate moral" -cada uno tendrá su opinión sobre la actitud del señor Curtis, pero sinceramente, siendo una cuestión entre adultos, a ninguno debería importarnos-, es bastante curioso como los republicanos están respondiendo tibiamente a esta cadena de outings forzados (despues de Larry Craig, Bob Allen y miembros del gobierno). No creo que sus votantes vayan a ser tan complacientes.