Here we go again, kids!
From the Idaho Statesman (Hey, kids! They have audio interviews over there!):
David Phillips. Mike Jones. Greg Ruth. Tom Russell.
Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can’t be disproved, have come forward since news of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s guilty plea. They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention.
They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig’s denials, including his famous statement, “I am not gay, I never have been gay.” Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking Senator Larry Craig Action Figure.
David Phillips is a 42-year-old information technology consultant in Washington, D.C., who says Craig picked him up at a gay club in 1986 and that they subsequently had sex.
Mike Jones is a former prostitute who told the world he had sex with the Rev. Ted Haggard last year. The former Colorado Springs evangelist at first denied it but eventually confessed. Jones says Craig paid him for sex in late 2004 or early 2005.
Greg Ruth was a 24-year-old college Republican in 1981 when he says he was hit on by Craig at a Republican meeting in Coeur d’Alene.
Tom Russell, now 48, is a former Nampa resident who lives in Utah. Russell said his encounter with Craig occurred at Bogus Basin in the early 1980s.
A fifth gay man, who is from Boise but who declined to be named for fear of retaliation, offered a recent and telling account: He was in a men’s restroom at Denver International Airport in September 2006 when the man in the next stall moved his hand slowly, palm up, under the divider. Alarmed, the man said he waited outside the restroom and then identified the man in the adjoining stall as Craig, whom he had met in Idaho.
Men’s room, a hand sweeping the divider between stalls, palm up? That sounds vaguely familiar. I think I know what killed Mr. Whipple!
And when he emphatically told Matt Lauer he was neither gay nor bisexual, Craig persuaded 28 percent of viewers to believe he had been wrongly charged in Minnesota, according to a survey of 606 viewers by HCD Research and Muhlenberg College.
Is there any way I can get the names of that 28%? I need to unload some penis-enlargement tablets.
There is plenty more at The Statesman. Here are the headings (heh heh, I said head! 😆 ) that introduce the individual stories:
DAVID PHILLIPS: SEX IN CAPITOL HILL HOUSE (Larry Craig’s next Singing Senator hit: I Found My Thrill on Capitol Hill!! In stores in time for Xmas!!)
MIKE JONES: MALE ESCORT TOOK $200 FROM CRAIG FOR SEX
GREG RUTH: RESTROOM PROPOSITION IN COEUR D’ALENE
ANOTHER MEN’S RESTROOM ENCOUNTER
TOM RUSSELL: MUTUAL COME-ON AT BOGUS BASIN SKI RESORT