Soon-to-be-former-Mayor of Spokane, Washington, James West, is describing the leaks of his homosexuality as a "brutal outing" and that one of the groups responsible has turned the community into one of "harassment, intimidation" and "discrimination."
He went on to claim that people like him, those who "have an internal struggle with who they are sexually and are searching for a way to come out," will now be afraid to express their sexuality.
The Peach has only this to say: puhhhhhhleeese. We're talking about someone who supported a bill that prohibited gays and lesbians from working in schools, day-care centers and state agencies, but, when discussing his date with a (HELLO) 18-year-old man, called those trying to regulate private sexual behavior "sex Nazis."
We're talking about someone who wanted to bar the state from distributing pamphlets telling people how to protect themselves from AIDS during sex, because the material was something "people go buy at dirty bookstores." This while he was offering complete strangers jobs in exchange for sex.
We're talking about someone who supported a bill criminalizing teen sex. The bill would have made any sexual contact a misdemeanor for unmarried teenagers 18 or younger. Hey, Jimbo, how old were some of the, er, men you were doing the humpty-dance with?
So, excuse The Peach, Mr. West. Our fuzzy eyes will not shed a tear for your pains. If the outing could be even more "brutal" in exposing your hypocrisy, then lash away.