Tuesday, August 07, 2007

GOP state legislator's fear of black men forced him to pay for gay sex

I found this off Talking Points Memo yesterday, but I didn't get a chance to write about it. The original source story is through The Orlando Sentinel:

TITUSVILLE - State Rep. Bob Allen told police he was just playing along when a undercover officer suggested in a public restroom that the legislator give him oral sex and $20 because he was intimidated, according to a taped statement and other documents released Thursday.

Allen has already denied any wrongdoing, but the recordings and documents offered new details about what he and police say happened on July 11 inside the men's room at Veterans Memorial Park.

"I certainly wasn't there to have sex with anybody and certainly wasn't there to exchange money for it," said Allen, R-Merritt Island, who was arrested on charges of soliciting prostitution.

This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park," Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he "was about to be a statistic" and would have said anything just to get away.

Is there something in the water in Florida? I'm so afraid of black men that I'll give you $20 bucks for a blow job! I can't even analyze this story--it is so wacked-out insane! Of course I can say that TPM reports that Allen was the co-chairman of Senator John McCain's Florida campaign for president. Of course, now that Allen has been arrested for soliciting sex from a male policeman, is Allen going to remain co-chairman of the McCain campaign?

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