News Another Young Republican Rapist
posted by August 8 at 17:25 PMon
It’s been a good week for the Young Republicans. First the newly elected head of the Young Republican National Federation resigned after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted another young Republican. And now the former head of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans—a man that gave a speech at the Republican National Convention in 1992 and is still active in the organization—has pleaded guilty to rape. Oh, and was he gracious about it…
Michael Flory, a 32-year-old attorney from Jackson, Mich., pleaded guilty to sexual battery on the day he was to stand trial for rape. The teary-eyed college student he overpowered in a downtown hotel room gasped and dabbed her eyes as Flory replied to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Peter Corrigan’s question, “Are you indeed guilty?”
“Sure—yeah,” Flory said.
Flory raped his victim during the the a Young Republicans convention last July in Ohio. And what did Flory and his Republican buddies do after his victim filed charges? They smeared her, of course.
[His victim] and some supporters lamented when the incident became public last winter that Flory and his followers within the Republican organization had been smearing her reputation in retaliation for accusing Flory of rape. [Assistant County Prosecutor Carol Skutnik] said she found that to be true.
“People were using every opportunity to try to trash her, on Web sites or whatever,” the prosecutor said. “He’s been running around telling everybody what a piece of trash she is, so she was very happy to see him plead guilty.”
Ted Haggard, Mark Foley, David Vitter, Bob Allen—this is the party that wants to micromanage your sex life. Christ almighty.