Christmas has arrived early for those, like me, who love it when gay-bashing conservatives turn out to be – take a guess – gay.
Or at least, bi-sexual. Today's Idaho Statesman newspaper has a tell-all story, "More gay men describe sexual encounters with U.S. Sen. Craig."
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.
It's fascinating to listen to the audio clips included with the online story of Phillips, Jones, Ruth, and Russell describing their encounters with Craig.
Some of the details are graphic. And difficult to discount as made up, coming as they do from four separate sources.
Almost certainly what we have here is one more prominent Republican who is either gay or bi-sexual, yet has denounced homosexuality from his political pulpit.
Being gay isn't sinful. Being hypocritical is.
As many of the comments on the Idaho Statesman story said: Just come out and tell the truth about who you are, Larry, and people will feel much better about you.
A cartoon in Funny Times gets it just right. Here's the New Gay Stereotype: middle-aged, married, conservative, "family values."