Politics Grand Old Police Blotter
posted by August 7 at 19:29 PMon
Apologies to Atrios for swiping his header but it’s too perfect and I can’t help myself. Anyway, another day, another Republican sex scandal, this time coming out of Indiania. From the blog Advance Indiana…
The newly-elected president of the Young Republican National Federation, Glenn Murphy, has stepped down as the group’s president less than a month after being elected to the post at the group’s convention in Florida last month….
Murphy, who also serves as chairman of the Clark Co. Republicans, has been viewed as a rising star in the Indiana and national GOP. His consulting firm has advised congressional candidates like that of former U.S. Rep. Mike Sodrel (R). He is fond of using divisive wedge issues, such as gay marriage, to promote his candidates.
Okay… let’s savor this for a moment. The newly elected head of the Young Republican National Federation. Chairman of a country Republican organization. A political consultant that has relied on divisive wedge issues like gay marriage to get his candidates elected. Well, guess what Murphy is alleged to have done?
In a shocking police report filed by the Clark Co. Sheriff’s office, Murphy is accused of sexually assaulting another man on July 29, 2007, while he lay sleeping in his bed. The alleged assault of the 22-year-old man took place in the Jeffersonville, Indiana home of his sister following a Young Republican party in which both Murphy and the 22-year-old man had been in attendance.
Here’s the police report. Basically the 22 year-old victim woke up to find Mr. Murphy in the process of giving him a blowjob—what is it with these homophobic Republicans? Ted Haggard, Bob Allen, Glenn Murphy—all law-breaking oral bottoms. Allegedly, allegedly.
Our sympathies are with the victim, of course.
Thanks to Gitai.