Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights.....Ashburn served six years as a state Assemblyman before being elected to the State Senate. According to Project Vote Smart, Ashburn's voting record shows he has voted against every gay rights measure in the State Senate since taking office including Recognizing Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages", Harvey Milk Day and Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws.He was driving a state car, too. But the best part? He was
arrested for allegedly driving drunk after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, early Wednesday morning.....Yup, that staunch supporter of family values and opponent of icky queers picked someone up at a gay bar.
A male passenger, who was not identified as a lawmaker, was also in the car but was not detained.
Why, it's Larry Craig all over again.
What is it with these pathetic closeted gay Republican men? Why are they so vitriolicly anti-gay?
My theory is that they are so deeply invested in living in the closet that they are fiercely resentful of the healthy, happy men who are living open lives. They are so deeply mired in their lie, their entire careers depend upon it, that they can't bear the thought that it is no longer necessary. And they have so deeply internalized that it's wrong, that they are self-loathing self-flagellates. Of course, as is inevitable when you unnaturally suppress normal sexuality (yes, I'm looking at YOU, "celibate" priests) this leads to unfortunate and inappropriate outbursts.
Like toe-tapping in the airport restroom.
Or cruising local gay bars in your State-owned vehicle.
Update Ashburn has admitted he is gay, and votes against GLBT rights because his constituents