Figures. I post as I do on a couple of subjects in the news of late, and then my search results show things like “men in tearooms photos” — sorry folks, please look for your Photoshopped Larry Craig results elsewhere.
As I said yesterday I really didn’t have much to say about the Craig case itself — after that farce of a press conference, who needs to? (I presume he didn’t say his most-quoted line because he secretly ‘just acts that way to get chicks, dumbass.’) But it is interesting how the issue of public/private space is now suddenly front-and-center quite rapidly — such is the news cycle, but we’re also getting things like this LA Times op-ed from the editor of Reason that rather memorably concludes:
Partly owing to their own misbehavior, the Republicans have (thankfully) lost the culture wars, especially when it comes to shutting down alternative sexuality. They should follow the message of the architect of their success. As author Sheila Kennedy has written, “To Goldwater, government did not belong either in your boardroom or your bedroom.” Or, as Craig might add, in your bathroom.
The Onion might as well retire. Then again, if writing poetry after Auschwitz isn’t actually barbaric despite claims otherwise, then comedy will happily thrive after the image of a rotting Goldwater zombie giving public bathroom cops a beatdown works its way through my head.