Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

02 October 2006

Gay News: Domestic & National

Fun message from a Myspace stranger (I changed his name to protect him: don't worry)

Subject: hey baby

Body: amwilson 23 m singel bi lookin 4 sum cock to suck wont to go gay lovedick am 6'5 brown hair blue eyes toung ring 5tatoos no pic i meet inperson

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I don't know what to say to this sort of thing. What can one say really?

In other news, these are text messages from Representative Tom Foley (R-FL) to some of the sixteen-year-old pages on the House floor.
Maf54: You in your boxers, too?
Teen: Nope, just got home. I had a college interview that went late.
Maf54: Well, strip down and get relaxed.
ABCNews.com also cited this exchange:
Maf54: What ya wearing?
Teen: tshirt and shorts
Maf54: Love to slip them off of you.
A third example from ABCNews.com:
Maf54: Do I make you a little horny?
Teen: A little.
Maf54: Cool.
Oh my god. What was he thinking?

I am conflicted about this, really. For some reason it's a little satisfying to hear that there's a gay Republican on the floor of the House (well, not anymore: he already resigned), but that a part of the ant-gay contingent is itself gay is satisfying on some level and also horrific and sad on another. But what I really think is: here this perv is. Why does he have to be a gay pervert? Why couldn't he be sending lurid text messages to teenage girls for chrissakes?