Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Two Faces of Antigay Senator Roy Ashburn


    What happens when a good Catholic, married father of four, grandfather of two, tea-bagger, Reagan lover, Republican, senator, and staunch opponent of gay rights takes a state-issued vehicle out for a spin after dark on your tax dollars? 

     Ding!  Ding!  Ding!   He goes to a Sacramento gay bar (appropriately named Faces), gets trashed, picks up a trick, drives away drunk, swerves all over the road, gets pulled over, and blows a whopping .14 into the breathalyser.  My dear heretics, it's time to canonize another conservative Catholic and Republican anti-gay hypocrite


     Senator Roy-Toy has voted against every piece of civil, immigration, labor, LGBT, and women's rights legislation since being elected, but that didn't stop him from having his boys on the side.  According to his website:
     In the tradition of Ronald Reagan, Senator Ashburn is a true reformer and a champion of openness, accountability, and bi-partisanship.
     Well, recent events have definitely confirmed that he's open and bi.

     But, all of you good Christians out there, don't worry.  Sen. Assburn has already apologized:
     "I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. I am also truly sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me – my family, my constituents, my friends, and my colleagues in the Senate."
     Poor judgment indeed!  As for the consequences he's willing to accept, resignation would be nice (but I'm not holding my breathalyser).    

     Here's the news report via Sacramento's CBS13: