Thursday, August 09, 2007

Worst. Excuse. Ever.

From the carpetbagger report... with love...

About a month ago, Florida State Rep. Bob Allen (R), a co-chairman of John McCain’s presidential campaign in the Sunshine State, ran into a little trouble with the law. He was arrested in a public park after allegedly offering to pay to perform oral sex on an undercover police officer. Not a good career move.

Josh Marshall notes today, however, that ol’ state Rep. Allen can explain everything.
[I]t turns out that Allen revealed the true reason for the alleged park-john-offer in a tape recorded statement he made just after his arrest.

“This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park,” said Allen, according to this article in the Orlando Sentinel. Allen went on to say he was afraid of becoming a “statistic.”

OK, let me get this straight. Allen was in a public park, late at night. For some reason, he’s afraid of black people. As a result of this irrational fear, he wanders into a bathroom, where he offers another man $20 to perform oral sex.

In other words, Allen thought he might be attacked by some “stocky” black men, and this is his first instinct? Josh added, “I guess this raises the question of whether if you thought you were about to get mugged by a group of stocky black guys, your first plan of escape would be to try to give one of them a blowjob.”

The police report suggests Allen’s fear of black people was not his principal motivation.
In a written statement released Thursday, Titusville Officer Danny Kavanaugh recalled entering the restroom twice and said he was drying his hands in a stall when Allen peered over the stall door.

After peering over the stall a second time, Allen pushed open the door and joined Kavanaugh inside, the officer wrote. Allen muttered ” ‘hi,’ ” and then said, ” ‘this is kind of a public place, isn’t it,’ ” the report said.

The officer said he asked Allen about going somewhere else and that the legislator suggested going “across the bridge, it’s quieter over there.”

“Well look, man, I’m trying to make some money; you think you can hook me up with 20 bucks?” Kavanaugh asked Allen.

The officer said Allen responded, “Sure, I can do that, but this place is too public.”

Then Kavanaugh said he told Allen, “I wanna know what I gotta do for 20 bucks before we leave.’ ” He said Allen replied: “I don’t know what you’re into.”

According to Kavanaugh’s statement, the officer said, “do you want just [oral sex]?” and Allen replied, “I was thinking you would want one.”

The officer said he then asked Allen, “but you’ll still give me the 20 bucks for that . . . and that the legislator said, “yeah, I wouldn’t argue with that.”

As Allen turned and motioned for the officer to follow him to his car, Kavanaugh identified himself as a police officer by raising his shirt and exposing his badge.

Oddly enough, consider the big picture. Mitt Romney’s top aide is under investigation for impersonating a police officer and creating bogus law-enforcement badges. Rudy Giuliani has teamed up with some colorful characters, including an alleged cocaine dealer, an accused child molester, and Bernie Kerik.

All things being equal, McCain got off easy.


At 6:31 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Great candidates we have running aren't they...???

Its for reasons like this (and many, many others) that I'm a staunch supporter of Fred Thompson....

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Rickey said...

You are unqualified to comment on US politics for the following reasons:

You are a self-hating jew.

You are an pasty-faced Limey aging queen.

You have the first name of a woman.

You are a circus freak and a clown.

You are an arsehole.

At 12:46 AM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Hmmm...Rickey must frequent the Daily Kos alot....

He paid me a visit at the Shack as well....although he only called me a crackhead.....

At 5:46 AM, Blogger Frank Partisan said...

Comment on anything you please.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Gert said...


For the record: I'm neither Jewish nor gay. My first name is common in parts of Europe, it's not a woman's name.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Gert said...

And Cookie: extreme name-calling isn't the prerogative of either side: remember the Pirate Armada's attack on me, over at HearOIsrael?

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said... sir...cain't say as I do..**cough cough** ;-)

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Gert said...



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