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Friday, May 06, 2005

"Republicans In Denial" List Just Keeps Growing

Further evidence supporting The Peach's hypothesis that many anti-gay Republicans are so because they are actually gay has, uhhh, come out. James E. West, Republican mayor of Spokane, Washington and a foe of gay rights, has been accused of molesting two boys a decade ago and of using his political office to court young men on a gay online chat room.

Mayor West has denied the molestation charges, but, to no surprise to The Peach, acknowledged he "had relations with adult men." The Peach supposes that the Mayor is denying the molestation charges on the grounds that the boys "looked older" than they actually were.

West, a former (get this) Boy Scout leader and Army paratrooper, is said to have offered a City Hall internship to what he thought was an 18-year-old-man on the Web site Gay.com. The Mayor used the aliases "Cobra82nd," in reference to his Army Airborne unit, and "Right Bi-guy" to chat on the Web.

During a news conference addressing the allegations West stated, "I am a law abiding citizen," but refused to take any questions. As for reasons why he would go to Gay.com, he said:
I can't tell you why I go there, to tell you the truth . . . curiousity, confused, whatever, I don't know.
Confused? Jimmy, it's time to put on that fruit bonnet and make like Carmen Miranda. You're gay and heading down "sous americain whay." Ayyii, Ayyii.

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