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    November 03, 2007

    If a cross-dressing Republican speaks…

    Posted by: Chris

    …will anyone listen?

    Richardcurtisstill OK it's a strained version of that old metaphor about a tree falling in a forest when no one's there to hear it, but you get the point.

    Washington state Rep. Richard Curtis, who resigned his seat after the media published details of an alleged blackmail scheme against him, says he knows he needs to explain his previous votes against gay rights legislation.  When he finally gets around to talking, it will probably be way too late.

    In an interview with the local Columbian newspaper, Curtis says now that he's lawyered up he can't talk about the case until it's resolved, seeing as how he still faces the possibility of being charged himself with solicitation. "He said if I spoke publicly, he would drop me like a hot potato," Curtis said, referring to his attorney.

    That's too bad, since explaining his votes against domestic partners and basic civil rights might help to remind the eager gossip blogger-mongers out there that this man is the alleged victim here. I'm not sure what form the explanation would take, although I can imagine that he viewed his own same-sex urges as wrong and a threat to his marriage -- so maybe he viewed others the same way.

    That's tragic and slightly pathetic, but it certainly gives me no joy in how he and his family was brought down in such mean-spirited fashion.



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    1. Geena the Transgirl on Nov 5, 2007 12:46:02 PM:

      Being politically finished, the man should plea a misdemeanor charge, stay out of the media and go spend time with his family. He has nothing to gain trying to explain his voting record, other than further embarassment for his family and more ridicule in the blogosphere

    1. Jeremayakovka on Nov 7, 2007 7:59:15 AM:

      Score one for decency.
      Any thoughts on Matt Sanchez's column, "Hypocrisy or Decency?..."
      OR http://tinyurl.com/ysjllv

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