Saturday, October 14
Gerry Studds, RIP
As I posted over at Konagod:
I was really sorry to hear about this. I'm also sorry that Studds' name was abused by the right to counter the Foley thing. Living in Massachusetts in the early '80s, I knew of Studds as a vibrant, hyper-intelligent congressman who served the people of his district very well. That they re-elected him several times after the censure issue not only indicates what a good congressman he was, it also indicates that the enlightened voters of Massachusetts sincerely did not give a fuck who he was fucking.
I continue to feel that the real abuse in the Foley thing was not the age of his targets (though that's totally creepy), it is the hypocrisy of a man hitting on teenage boys while at the same time voting for the Protection of Marriage Amendment and getting positives all over the place from the Christian Coalition, not to mention the pure irony of serving as chairman of the committee on missing and exploited children. And his bosses covered up for his on-the-job hand jobs to protect a safe seat. The whole sanctimonious Republican crap has had its mask ripped off, good riddance.
Gerry Studds: one less intelligent person on the planet. You'll be missed.
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