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    August 03, 2007

    De Nile ain't just a river…

    Posted by: Chris

    Boballenvid The cop from the Village People isn't the only public figure in homo-denial this week. Two more examples surfaced just today.

    First, there was Florida state Rep. Bob Allen, the conservative Republican busted for soliciting sex from an undercover cop. He finally told his version of events, albeit via a recorded interview with police. According to an Orlando Sentinel report, he was only going with the flow, afraid of all the black people around the public park at the time:

    "I certainly wasn't there to have sex with anybody and certainly wasn't there to exchange money for it. This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park," Allen, who is white,  told police in a taped statement  after his arrest. Allen said he feared he "was about to be a statistic" and would have said anything just to get away.

    Even setting aside the racist paranoia, Allen's version doesn't explain away the version related by the "stocky black" undercover cop:

    Three undercover officers said they were staking out a nearby condo hoping to catch a burglar when Allen entered a park bathroom at about 3:30 p.m. The officers, who didn't recognize the seven-year legislator, said they thought he was behaving suspiciously and thought that he was looking for a sexual partner. …

    Titusville Officer Danny Kavanaugh recalled entering the restroom twice and said he was drying his hands in a stall when Allen peered over the stall door. After peering over the stall a second time, Allen pushed open the door and joined Kavanaugh inside, the officer wrote. Allen muttered "  'hi,'  " and then said, "  'this is kind of a public place, isn't it,'  " the report said.

    The officer said he asked Allen about going somewhere else and that the legislator suggested going "across the bridge, it's quieter over there."

    "Well look, man, I'm trying to make some money; you think you can hook me up with 20 bucks?" Kavanaugh asked Allen.

    The officer said Allen responded, "Sure, I can do that, but this place is too public."

    Then Kavanaugh said he told Allen, "I wanna know what I gotta do for 20 bucks before we leave.'  " He said Allen replied: "I don't know what you're into."

    According to Kavanaugh's statement, the officer said, "do you want just [oral sex]?" and Allen replied, "I was thinking you would want one."

    It's he said-he said, of course, but if police weren't even there for a vice sting, then Allen's version is looking shakier and shakier…

    Then there was former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who snapped angrily at a Time Out New York reporter who asked him to address long-standing rumors that he's gay. The New York Post's Page Six tells the story:

    Time Out New York writer Alison Rosen asked the former mayor, "Are you gay?" Koch fired back, "When was the last time you performed oral sex on your boyfriend?" A flustered Rosen responded, "Well, I'm single now, so it was a long time ago" - to which Koch scolded, "See, I don't think you should answer that question. It's an improper question, and so is yours. My sexual orientation is none of your business, and whether or not you performed oral sex on your boyfriend is none of my business."

    Good for the TONY reporter for calling his bluff! Memo to Koch: It's 2007, not 1957, and saying whether you're gay isn't the equivalent of talking about your last blowjob. Anymore than saying you're heterosexual is the same as dishing on your last time in the missionary position. No wonder he endorsed Bush's re-election.

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    1. DaveNPA on Aug 5, 2007 8:26:58 AM:

      So, does anyone else think its a sad day in America when a victimless crime (possible consentual sex with an adult) TRUMPS BURGLARY?(A crime where there is definitely a victim?)

      Ug, some of the laws we have in this land are ludicrous.

    1. Bloggernista on Aug 6, 2007 7:42:34 PM:

      Maybe Rep. Allen has a point. I mean whenever I feel physically threatened, I drop straight to my knees while grabbing for my wallet.

      He says that because of the Big Scary Black Men in the bathroom that he was afraid of becoming a statistic. Well, now he has become just that; another closeted gay or bisexual man arrested for solicitation in a public bathroom.

      Just for the record, I am quite Black and proud of it. If I saw Allen coming at me in a public bathroom, you can bet your ass I would be running scared.

    1. Jeremayakovka on Aug 8, 2007 6:34:01 PM:

      There were several reasons to have supported Bush in the last election other than as a supposed "screen" for not dancing to the tune of the gay media.

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