PAUSE For Politics… Gay Scandals Rock The House AND The Senate

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Arrests, Bolitics, Gay

The government has always been a hotbed for sex scandals, maybe because, despite all their interests in “ethics” and “morals,” politicians get some pretty freaky urges too. Case in point Roy Ashburn ( above right)– the anti-gay Senator who opposed same sex marriage in California who recently got popped for a DUI — after leaving a gay bar. It’s not just repressed Republicans getting busted either. Rep. Eric Massa (above left) just stepped down after a male staffer complained of sexual harassment. Details on the flipside.

Rep. Eric Massa caved to Democratic Party pressure Friday, announcing in a message awash with self-reproach and shame that he’s quitting to avoid a sexual harassment investigation.

Massa, a western New York freshman, also insisted he’s stepping down because of cancer, but ethics officials are looking into a male staffer’s complaint he was made “uncomfortable” by Massa.

The 24-year Navy vet and Annapolis grad had planned to finish his term and maintained if he committed harassment, it was only inadvertent “salty” language.

“An ethics investigation would tear my family and my staff apart,” he said, alternately blaming himself and the “incredibly toxic atmosphere in Washington” for his predicament.

“This ethics issue is my fault and mine alone,” and “I own this reality,” he wrote on his House Web site.

“During long car rides, in the early hours of the evening, late at night and always in private, I know that my own language failed to meet the standards that I set,” he wrote.

“I am also aware that blogs and radio will have a field day with this in today’s destructive and unforgiving political environment.”

Party leaders certainly thought so, and a Capitol Hill Democrat confirmed they wanted Massa gone.

Their fear was his alleged tawdry behavior would taint the party the way Republicans suffered in 2006 after revelations that GOP Rep. Mark Foley allegedly carried on lurid text conversations with male House pages.

“This is what we’re going to talk about for eight months” if Democrats can’t dump Massa, the party member said, remembering how the Foley case helped trash the GOP.

That’s sad — the man has cancer and he can’t talk his sh*t… Can someone explain what he means by “salty” language though? Sounds a little spunky. Ew.

And here’s the rundown on Ashburn’s arrest:

An anti-gay California state senator was placed under arrest for drunk driving after leaving a gay bar. A male passenger was in the vehicle along with the lawmaker was not arrested, reported Sacramento CBS affiliate Channel 13.

State Sen. Roy Ashburn was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol at about 2:00 a.m. on March 3 when his state-issued vehicle was observed being driven erratically. The driver, identified as Ashburn, was taken in and charged for driving under the influence. Channel 13 reported that unidentified sources said the senator had been at Faces, a popular gay nightspot, prior to his arrest.

In a March 4 article, the online news site Talking Points Memo characterized Ashburn, who is married and has four children, as “a fierce opponent of gay rights” who had led anti-marriage equality rallies.

Ashburn issued a contrite apology, stating, “I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did.”

Since his arrest Ashburn has come all the way out the closet:

“I am gay,”Ashburn announced on KERN radio during an interview. The divorced father of four told KERN host Inga Barks that the incident led to “restless nights” and “soul searching.”

“Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long,” he said right after his big reveal. “But I am gay.”

SHOCKING!!! Guess he’s a prime example of “Methinks thou dost protest too much”…

Anyway looks like these guys are headed for retirement. How many politicians do you think will fall out the closet before the year is out?

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Comments

  • resurrected

    Well I think that most politicians are mostly gay anyway more on the DL side but still on that side… They are phony people who never follow any laws or restriction that they put out for the everyday public…

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    @cruzin trini
    You crazy but your probably telling the truth.

  • Hannibal

    EXTERMINATE THE HOMOS, THEY ARE THE NEW JEWS!

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  • resurrected

    Hannibal

    You always say the most offense stuff do you have friends and who R they really?

  • Don Rico

    LOL/ R

  • Hannibal

    I SAID NOTHING OFFENSIVE

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  • drenk

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  • Flower

    Bar-Kays Remix
    “Just a Freak Show
    Baby Baby on the Senate Floor.
    Just a Freak Show.”
    Legislators
    come from miles around
    just to see each other gettin down.
    They bring their torts for reform and their bills to argue
    and a tube of KY jelly after the feud.

  • Lisa

    Always be leery of the extreme homophobics. 9 times out of 10, they are gay too, and are in denial or trying to cover it up. Nothing new here.

    Any “boys club” like the Senate, the House, jails, churches w/o women as leaders—you can GUARANTEE that a lot of them are gay or been playing with each others nuts.

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  • cruzan trini

    @ Miss u much MJJ
    3/9/10, 15:23:pm
    @cruzin trini
    You crazy but your probably telling the truth.
    ——————————

    THINK ABOUT IT, MOST STRAIGHT MEN DON’T WANT TO GET MARRIED. I’M SURE THERE ARE MUCH MORE GAY MEN THAT DON’T WANT TO EITHER.

  • tiffany

    I think straight men are threatened by homosexuality! The man in them is so curios…hmmmm

  • always knew

    TYPICAL WHT REPUBLCAN MEN… lol

  • Taj

    Let’s be careful not to generalize people.

  • drenk

    The man in them is so curios…hmm
    ———–

    actually the man in them is just trying to finish ASAP and get outof the bathroom stall before the cops show up

  • Island Gurl

    Why you so angry, Hannibal? You get caught with a G.I. Joe doll up your butt again?

    Oh, sorry. That sounded a little gay.

    You get caught with a G.I. Joe *action figure* up your butt again, Hanniball?

  • Why

    And they talk about the DEMOCRATS!!!

    yea right, they killz me

  • Darth H8ter

    California Senate= “THE” senate?

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    These cowards are just like jail-wifey’s. How about giving the taxpayers back some of that money you stole you devils.

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  • Lol

    Why am I not surprised! I’m sure most of these senators are on the DL. I’m sure that tranny Nadia has slept with some of these politicians lol!

  • http://thathiphopblog.com/ ThatHipHopBlog

    It was obvious he was gay

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