The Hypocrisy of Larry Craig
Larry Craig, the conservative, Republican U.S. senator from Idaho made headlines when he attempted to solicit sex in the men’s room of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Conservative Republicans generally frown on conservative Republicans soliciting sex in airport bathrooms—especially with men!
But years before Craig was cruising for sex in airport bathrooms, he was a U.S. representative and a frequent flyer of my escort service. Craig preferred escorts who were quite masculine with a plethora of body hair—bear types. Throughout the course of my interactions with Craig, he was paranoid but his runaway libido trumped his paranoia, because he often solicited escorts from me.
Craig certainly bamboozled the conservative voters of Idaho who ultimately elected him to the U.S. Senate, where he developed quite a reputation for voting against gay legislation. Craig voted for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and he voted against expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. In fact, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay and lesbian civil rights organization, gave him a 0% percent concerning his stance on gay-rights legislation. So Senator Larry Craig proved to be a major hypocrite.
Powerful men who live in the closet can become extremely malevolent, and they project their self-hatred onto others instead of themselves. J. Edgar Hoover is the archetype of a closet queen who directed his venom at others, but Craig’s voting record against gay right demonstrates that he suffers from the malady.