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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

He’s Not Gay

posted by on October 30 at 7:28 AM


Richard Curtis, an anti-gay Washington state representative, caught up in extortion investigation—police believe he may have been victimized by a male prostitute—issues the big denial.

A Spokane TV station, KREM, reported on its Web site that Curtis and the man had a sexual encounter and were seen together at various spots around the city. Curtis was in the city for a retreat with other Republican lawmakers to craft strategy for the upcoming legislative session.

Curtis talked briefly with Columbian Editor Lou Brancaccio at about 4 p.m. Monday and denied reports of a sexual relationship.

I am not gay,” he told Brancaccio. “I have not had sex with a guy.”

There are still lots of of unanswered questions—like, “If you’re not gay, how come your mustache is?” “What does a male prostitute working in Spokane look like?” And, of course, “Why would anyone attempt to extort a Washington state representative?” Being a state rep is a part-time job, and the pay is awful. Curtis may or may not have been sitting on dick, but he’s definitely not sitting on any money.

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Oooooh! Ouch!

It's always good to wake up to a laugh.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 30, 2007 7:44 AM

I'm glad MY moustache isn't gay. After all, it's attached to a beard. So it's totally not gay. Totally.

I'm really hoping that the gay escorts of America are finally going to start outing these SOBs on a regular basis.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 30, 2007 7:48 AM

Parents please think of the impact this continues to have on THE CHILDREN of our nation. Prepare them now for the continued downward spiral.

A must read (NSFW):

How To Talk to Your Child About the Next Gay G.O.P. Sex Scandal.

Posted by David K. | October 30, 2007 7:59 AM

After looking at his picture, it turns out I'm not gay anymore, either.

Posted by James | October 30, 2007 8:09 AM

I'm wondering why Postman at the Times hasn't covered this yet? I'm so looking forward to more details on this one. Perhaps it'll be a mix of Eddie Murphy (wasn't he just helping too) and Larry Craig.

Doesn't it feel like the spirit of Jim West just lives on?

Posted by ahava | October 30, 2007 8:16 AM

@2: I think we need to see a photo to decide whether or not your mustache is indeed gay. There's a possibility that your mustache has been lying to your beard all this time.

Posted by Wolf | October 30, 2007 8:18 AM

I am not gay, he told Brancaccio. I have not had sex with a guy. A Chicago Steamer is NOT sex.

Posted by monkey | October 30, 2007 8:26 AM

Oh, Ricky....

....Tap, Tap, Tappity, Tappity, Tap...

Posted by Y.F. | October 30, 2007 8:27 AM

Dude, that guy is a total fag.

Posted by Mike in MO | October 30, 2007 8:35 AM

"I have not had sex with a guy. Now, guys my have had sex with me, but I swear our swords never crossed"

Posted by Giffy | October 30, 2007 8:39 AM

Please let him be gay. Straight women are already plagued by too many chumps like this. It's time to share the load.

Posted by Irena | October 30, 2007 8:40 AM

Somebody needs to leak the handbook the GOP has obviously distributed on how to handle these situations. Although with so many examples to go on we could probably pretty much write it at this point.

Posted by chi type | October 30, 2007 8:52 AM

He clearly should meet with Larry Craig for a weekend men's retreat or something, so they can be not-gay together.

Posted by SDA in SEA | October 30, 2007 8:54 AM

Gay Ol' Party!

Posted by DOUG. | October 30, 2007 8:56 AM

Totally gay.

Posted by Greg | October 30, 2007 9:23 AM

Well, for the prostitute's sake, I hope he's a better lay than Larry Craig. I bet he cries after he comes, though.

Posted by spencer | October 30, 2007 9:27 AM

You sorta ruined my "gay or cop" game that my friends and I were going to play at lunch today with the photo.

Posted by superyeadon | October 30, 2007 9:29 AM

I don't think a "a male prostitute working in Spokane" would know that a State rep doesn't have any money. Shit, he's probably got more money than me.

I'm also torn whether or not I should defend the honor of our male prostitutes...

Posted by gillsans | October 30, 2007 9:32 AM

I would totally do him. For $100.

Posted by DoTheHustle | October 30, 2007 9:58 AM

Oh that's the face of a Cocks**ker alright...

Posted by Lil'Boy Blue | October 30, 2007 9:58 AM

Seriously, pump this guy full of 'roids and stick a leather police cap on his head and he's a dead ringer for a Tom of Finland portrait.

Posted by COMTE | October 30, 2007 10:12 AM

i'd totally do him. he's got that ned flanders / closet case next door quality. does it for me everytime.

Posted by brandon | October 30, 2007 10:14 AM

one other thing - are there more instances of republicans / conservatives being forcibly outed lately, or is this pretty run of the mill stuff and they just get more air time here at slog? seems like ever since mark foley, there's been at least one per week.

Posted by brandon | October 30, 2007 10:18 AM

I think he's not gay.

Like most closeted Repubs, he's bisexual.

He has sex with his wife and thinks about having sex with men while he's doing it - and sometimes acts on those thoughts.


Not gay at all ...


Posted by Will in Seattle | October 30, 2007 10:46 AM

Perhaps, in richards mind, it's the "bad Richard" who is gay. However, since "bad Richard" is inhabiting "good Richard's" body the only way to punish "bad Richard" without punishing "good Richard" is to punish gay people generally.

Posted by MSW | October 30, 2007 11:32 AM

Will - a little to smug, you have never been there

during my very bi years - after sessions with my lover/boyfriend I was always so fired up that my lady and I had two or three hours of great sex play with all she could handle and we both died over and over in the process

was I gay

many of you are so provincial in Seattle, really a hick town

Posted by Leyland | October 30, 2007 11:34 AM

KING TV reports that the Spokane Police report has Curtis meeting the guy at an adult bookstore, then they had sex. There may not havee been an extortion attempt.

Posted by Heather | October 30, 2007 12:07 PM

Good lord, that was my question exactly!

Posted by Tlazolteotl | October 30, 2007 12:31 PM

If youre not gay, how come your mustache is?

That was my question. Damn tags today!

Posted by Tlazolteotl | October 30, 2007 12:31 PM

@26 - no, sorry, I'm straight, so I have never been there.

But to admit you're gay means admitting your lifestyle and "values" as a gay-hating "hetero" are a lie.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 30, 2007 12:32 PM

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