Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I (heart) the ACLU

Of course my first reaction to the whole Senator-Craig-Gay-Bathroom-Stall-Saga was gleeful schadenfreude. When a powerful homophobic Senator gets busted for soliciting sleazy gay sex, that’s just too deliciously perfect! But the more I think about it, why are police officers going into our men’s rooms in the first place? Presumably the socializing going on in the Minneapolis airport bathroom is all victimless and consensual. The whole racket smells of entrapment. And today the ACLU agrees by filing friend-of-the-court brief:

"Sen. Craig has not always been a great friend of civil liberties, but you shouldn't have to endorse the civil liberties of others to keep your own," said ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, alluding to Craig's history of voting against gay rights. "Sen. Craig has not always been a great friend of civil liberties, but you shouldn't have to endorse the civil liberties of others to keep your own," said ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, alluding to Craig's history of voting against gay rights.

Hear, hear! You’ve got to admire that the ACLU supports unpopular people and causes who happen to be right with the Mother-Lovin’ Constitution. Our forefathers were pretty explicit that even enormous assholes have the right to privacy, free speech, etc. Also I personally love that even if the ACLU successfully defends the Senator in court, he’s still screwed. And not in the way he was hoping.

2 comments:

Nick said...

I take no joy in him getting shafted by the long arm of the law. This should be probed extensively.

Really though, I don't think he deserves to be arrested for playing footsy in the bathroom, I do believe that he was cruisin. I mean, really, you don't 'accidentally' touch the foot of the guy in the stall next to you...nor due hands accidentally touch. No doubt he's closeted.

Paul said...

Right, accidental touching simply does not happen. I was surprised that the Senator wrote this editorial though:” Why Do All These Homosexuals Keep Sucking My Cock?”

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/34118