Archive for July 17th, 2007

Burn, Baby, Burn…

Today’s topic is hypocrisy – Those people in political power (ok, ok….men) who get caught with their pants down…even though many of them have fought for decency laws, anti-gay initiatives, etc.

Here is my favorite story that has recently hit the news:


State Rep. Bob Allen plans to fight charge he offered sex to officer
Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest


Florida State Rep. Bob Allen refuses to talk to the media on July 11, 2007 after bonding out of Brevard County Jail after his arrest on a sex charge.

TITUSVILLE – A Republican state lawmaker charged with offering to perform oral sex for $20 on an undercover male police officer vowed Thursday to defend himself in court and said he would not resign from office.

“I am filing a not guilty plea. I am vigorously going to fight this,” State Rep. Bob Allen, a co-chair of Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign in Florida, said at a news conference. “I am not resigning my office because the people elected me and want me to do a good job. I am going to do a good job for them in finishing this term.”

Allen called his arrest “an ugly and unpleasant situation that has been thrust on me and my family.” The lawmaker had sponsored a failed bill that would have tightened the state’s prohibition on public sex.

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* Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest Photo

He choked up when he thanked backers who had contacted him to offer their support. He warned people not to jump to conclusions about what happened but said he could not offer any details about the arrest because of his legal strategy. Allen is married and has a teenage daughter. “It is not true. It is inaccurate and therefore, it’s not guilty,” Allen said.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer said the matter would be addressed in a timely and appropriate matter.

“While this is an extremely serious matter, the House of Representatives and the judiciary system have established a process to deal with situations of this nature,” Greer said in a statement.

Allen’s arrest on Wednesday came days after a key Southern supporter of McCain opponent Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, was identified as a client of a Washington, D.C., escort service.

“It just seems sad and tragic,” Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday when asked in Miami about Allen’s arrest.

Veteran’s Memorial Park was under surveillance when Allen was seen coming in and out of a restroom three times, said police Lt. Todd Hutchinson. Allen, 48, then approached an undercover officer and was arrested.

He has been charged with solicitation for prostitution, which has a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Brevard County jail officials said Allen posted a $500 bond.

While being transported to jail, Allen told WFTV Channel 9 that the situation was “a very big misunderstanding.”

Allen was elected to the Florida House in 2000. He was chairman of the House Committee on Energy.

Allen was named in March as one of six co-chairs for McCain’s Florida campaign.


Wow…where do I start? The first great bit of info is that this douche bag was not caught in a gay-sex or sex-in-the-park sting. The idiot was caught by undercover agents who were there trying to catch a thief. And his weird behavior of walking in and out of the bathroom raised suspicion.

The next bit I like is how he agreed to pay the agent $20 so he could give blow to the officer. Here’s a picture:

Bob “Cock-Gobbling Hypocrite” Allen

After looking at this picture you can see why. And what do his wife and teenage daughter think of this? The poor daughter is probably mortified of going to college next year. I’m sure lots of kids will be sending out gobbles through the hallways (in reference to cock-gobbling…which I think is my new favorite word right now).

The stories now say he will be vindicated and is “absolutely not guilty”. No, you aren’t guilty of wanting to give someone head Mr. Allen. You are guilty of looking for it in a public place and offering money for services, which is illegal. You are guilty of being a hypocrite for being in a heterosexual marriage but getting some on the “down low”. And you are guilty of stupidity to think you will be “vindicated” in the end. Yes, there may be those who will follow you blindly (general those who voted for you and can’t accept they made a mistake) and believe you were framed, or the police lied, or some silly fallacy that will help them sleep at night. You can count on them to vote for you when you run for the Senate as you say you will do, but there are plenty more people who will know you for the liar you are. Maybe you should say you’ve had gay urges, drop out of site for three months, and re-appear saying you went through intense therapy to “straighten” yourself out. That’s helped a few politicians recently. Clueless (IE – religous red-neck) voters love to hear that and claim it a modern miracle and that could win you a few more votes…but it’s all a drop in the bucket.

You are part of the problem that’s wrong with our government. You are a liar. Tell people you like cock, tell people you are bi, tell people you are gay…just don’t say you are for decency and then go aggressively looking to play “hide the sausage” in a public park, and be mortified and outraged when caught.

For more delicious stories of representatives getting caught, read SteveO’s entry here.


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