This past week full of messy surprises got scarier for this writer when she realized that folks are surprised about the “gay-sex” scandals among the D.C. elite. I put that in quotes because that is purely addictive behavior (one can pay a shrink to fix it) and is different from being born, or whatever, gay or homosexual.
It seems to this observer that the down low is alive and well in Washington. I call it the home of the handsome and those on the take. They are taking more than just money on the Hill, they are taking chances with their careers. It matters not when the unnatural call comes--they answer it. And it is probably easier to count the men on the Beltway who are living the straight and single bliss. It is not anecdotal that black men made the “down low” infamous. Harlem, not far from D.C. and D.C. have a bevy of black beautiful men who are gay, and who love men who are straight. Yes, Craig and others might be straight (in their minds) but crooked in the restrooms.
Listen, I once worked for a man, married with children, who kept a log of the “gay sex” encounters he had on work time! Needless to say he was found out because he kept a damn journal, in his desk, on the type of sex, when, where and how good! My boss found the diary and naturally he got fired. But this was a white, straight male seeking out black men for sex. It is a big and growing trend among both races. Who started it, your guess. Who wants to take credit for that?
While Bush did not publically shun Sen. Craig others in the party will. This week sees Karl Rove’s relocation back home. He choked up as he left the building for the last time. Gov. Otter (Idaho) will have to name an interim replacement if (read: when) Craig resigns. Will that tip the balance on the Hill? It will. Because it means loss of clout pure and simple for that state and for the GOP.