I’m not sure there’s a debate here, so the mods may move this is they so please, but it is politically very on the spot: Why have both Bush White Houses been involved in gay prostitution scandals? Some top-level Bush II officials are former Bush I officials. Could there be some tastes that were being catered to in both administrations? Cheney? Rumsfeld?
But really, I don’t think it is due to their being gay, but to a combination of two different factors
[li]High society people and hidden kinks go together like soup and sandwiches.[/li][li]They look for unethical people to be socks. The fact that the people happen to show slimy behaviors is just a bonus! [/li][/ul]
I think it’s the gay prostitution occurring in both Bush White Houses that does it for me. You know, the Bush AG recently started up an anti-obscenity unit to protect the rest of us from images of the sort of things that apparently occur in the Bush White House with some regularity. Heh heh.
Tempest in a teapot. I remember when a political appointee in the Johnson White House was caught in a homosexual encounter in a Washington YMCA men’s room. People had some fun with a takeoff on Johnson’s campaign slogan.
What is it with Evil Captor and gay prostitution? Two threads in as many weeks… He wants the conservatives to make a stink; he really, really does. But those mean old conservatives just won’t do it. Must be frustrating…
Here’s a hint: With power, comes access to perks. Perks include sex for money (or for political favors, etc.). Sex comes in different flavors. Oysters and snails, as the saying goes.
To put it briefly, Craig Spence was a Very Connected conservative lobbyist whose lobbying techniques included procuring child prostitutes for influential people in Washington. (He was also a personal friend of Ted Koppel’s.) He was able to arrange for “midnight tours” of the Bush I White House for some of his child prostitutes. He claimed to be a CIA agent as well. Spence’s connection for obtaining the services of child prostitutes appears to have been Franklin E. King, who was a Republican Party bigwig in Nebraska who appears to have had connections to Nebraska orphanages.
To be fair, some Democrats were involved in the scandla as well, but it was mostly a Republican party.