Thursday, August 09, 2007

Maybe in Florida

Commenting on the incredibly strange case of Florida State Senator Bob Allen (R)--arrested for offering $20 to an undercover cop to give him a blowjob--Christopher Bracey accurately characterizes his defense as "I'm not gay, I'm a racist!" You see, Allen claims that he was intimidated by the officer, and stated that "This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park." Allen then said he feared he "was about to be a statistic." So naturally, he offered oral sex, because as all of us know, even the biggest of Black men can be placated by the offer of a blow job.

Bracey finds it a bit odd that Allen would seem to prefer being labeled "racist" as opposed to gay. He speculates that Allen's support for a variety of anti-gay and "pro-family" legislation has made him particularly defensive on the issue. Even still, my intuition would be that American's are more likely to express distaste for racists than gay people. Maybe Allen is banking on the fact that the racist label never seems to stick to anybody for long.

In any event, a very weird story.

1 comment:

miacane said...

$20 is a little low... But regardless, the political aptitude of the State Representative is completely astounding. However, being from Miami, welcome to Florida Politics. You didn't think the only things wrong with our system were election day voter disenfranchisement, the butterfly ballot, and an army of Republicans illegally modifying absentee ballots?