Monday, August 06, 2007

Now that's getting tough on crime!

Apparently the GOP has a new crime fighting strategy. When faced with the percieved threat of becoming a criminal statistic, don't exercise your god-given right to a firearm, ask the criminal in question to..well...whip it out. From TPM:

You remember a little while back we brought you the story of Florida McCain campaign co-chair, Rep. Bob Allen (R). Right on the heels of Giuliani Southern Regional Chairman David Vitter's exposure as a serial user of prostitutes, Allen got caught in a Titusville park restroom offering to pay an undercover police officer to allow him to perform oral sex on him.

Now it turns out that Allen revealed the true reason for the alleged park-john-offer in a tape recorded statement he made just after his arrest.

"This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park," said Allen, according to this article in the Orlando Sentinel. Allen went on to say he was afraid of becoming a "statistic."

Umm..I don't think your attempts at an explanation are helping Congressman Allen. Are you seriously suggesting that a washroom full of black men should prompt white christian men to pay them each twenty dollars for the priviledge of giving them a hummer? And that is preferable than being a statistic?

Aside from the not so shocking revelation that Congressman Allen is a profound racist, this has got to be the worst excuse ever given for engaging in some rough trade. Essentially, this argument is, "I'm not gay, I'm just so pathetically racist that the prescence of multiple black men in a public restroom fills me with such fear that I must pay them a twenty and give them head to avoid a beatdown. Or something.

Look the man likes to give fellatio, I'm not down on him for that. (no pun intended)
But why make this embarrasing incident more insanely humiliating by copping to being a racist and, well..I'm not sure how you would label this. It is actually so incredible a response I'm stunned into silence.

I think Congressman Allen is Presidential timber as the current Republican party measures such things. He clearly has a plan to reduce crime, improve race relations and stimulate the economy. That's more than I can say about the other candidates.

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