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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

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posted by on August 7 at 19:29 PM

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.

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I don't know. I really don't. But this shit made my day. I know being gay is still not easy, but there's no excuse for this kind of shit today.

Posted by Dianna | August 7, 2007 8:04 PM

[Note to self: don't post comments after smoking pot.]

Posted by Dianna | August 7, 2007 8:12 PM

Murphy got accused of the same or similar in 1998 I understand... where there is smoke there are usually flames...

sorry couldn't resist the very bad pun...

Posted by Rucka | August 7, 2007 8:15 PM

"I will essentially be the mouthpiece and effective leader for the tens of thousands of Young Republicans, 18 to 40, across the country," said Murphy, who took a vacation following the organizationís convention and returned to Clark County last weekend.

via kos.

Posted by jake | August 7, 2007 8:19 PM

Hey! I grew up in Indiana! Hoosiers are the best. Except for this one. He kinda sucks. Ha ha.

Posted by Michigan Matt | August 7, 2007 8:22 PM

Mouthpiece. Heh.

Add it to the list at

Posted by Fnarf | August 7, 2007 8:25 PM

Fuckity Fuck Fuck!!!
Look what Fucking Dan Fucking Savaage Fucking wrote in Fucking October Fucking 2002

Excerpt from \"Say Yes To War\" by Dan Savage October 2002

\"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times. Saying no to war in Iraq means saying yes to the continued oppression of the Iraqi people.\"

Posted by ... | August 7, 2007 8:41 PM

This is getting nuts. It seems like all 'family-values' Repukes are actually desperate closet cases. I wonder if Cpl Matt Sanchez will come to this guy's defense?

Posted by Dwayne | August 7, 2007 10:00 PM

So the poor guy has to quit? His job? Since when isn't hypocrisy a Republican value? God-Damn liberal media!
And so what if Big Dan made a mistake re Iraq II? He's apologized, and we've all moved on. Right?

Posted by Kristafarian | August 7, 2007 10:08 PM

I'd say something...but I shall wait for tomorrow morning.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 7, 2007 10:26 PM

Wait a sec! What's this about "our sympathies are with the victim, of course"? Dan, have you never had a good blowjob? Couldn't you have meant "our empathys are with the victim"? What a lovely way to be awakened. Unless you happened to be straight. Did you say the victim was a Republican?

Posted by Kristafarian | August 7, 2007 10:31 PM

Closeted gay Republicans to American voters: "SAVE US FROM OURSELVES!"

Posted by Mahtli69 | August 7, 2007 10:35 PM

Okay, here's the real question: Why does this police report look like it was written on '62 Selectric? Don't they have computers in Indiana?

Posted by me | August 7, 2007 10:42 PM

@11 Dan good One!
@11 Dan Good one
Stranger sucks I love it!

Posted by ....... | August 7, 2007 11:15 PM

@9 Dan apologized for his role in helping Bush start the Iraq war? I missed that apology. Please post the link. Note here, in Dan\'s enthusiastic call for war, how ready to sacrifice children in this war Dan was:

\"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times. Saying no to war in Iraq means saying yes to the continued oppression of the Iraqi people.\"

So instead of just moving on why don\'t we apportion Dan Savage his fair share of the carnage. Let\'s arbitrarily assign him responsibility for the death of, say, an eight year old Iraqi girl. That sounds about right doesn\'t it? That still leaves 649,999 dead Iraqis to be apportioned out to Bush and the neo-cons and other war supporters.

Posted by ... | August 7, 2007 11:17 PM

#14 I don't get it. What point are you trying to make by posting this link?

Posted by Gomez | August 7, 2007 11:24 PM

BAGHDAD -- Four more U.S. troops and a British soldier have died in attacks, military officials said Tuesday, in a possible sign that extremists are regrouping after a drop in American deaths last month.

The spate of recent U.S. deaths -- 19 so far in August -- seems certain to intensify the debate over U.S. progress to calm Iraq and gain ground against militants before a key September report to Congress.

U.S. deaths dropped slightly in July to 79 -- the lowest monthly tally since 70 were killed in November. Before July, more than 100 American forces died each month in the April-to-June period as the U.S. military struck out at insurgents on dangerous streets and in dangerous cities across Iraq.

Posted by ......................................................... | August 7, 2007 11:40 PM

Just speaking as a college student here--Shouldn't the leader of the Young Republicans be, like, young?

Also, I sure hope it was consensual, as Murphy claims, and not sexual assault, for the 22 year-old's sake. My sympathies go out to him.

Also, ahahahahahahahah.

Posted by Kiru Banzai | August 7, 2007 11:45 PM

Oh, speaking of Bob Allen, have you all seen his cover story for why he would be paying a cop for a pull on his pole?

"'This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park,' Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he 'was about to be a statistic' and would have said anything just to get away."

Despicable, that he thinks his constituents are dumb and racist enough to buy this. But also genuinely hilarious.

Posted by Kiru Banzai | August 7, 2007 11:51 PM

The victim has my sympathies, too. Republicans give terrible blowjobs.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | August 8, 2007 12:14 AM

Dear God,

Thank you!!!!

Posted by catnextdoor in abq | August 8, 2007 12:28 AM

"law-breaking oral bottoms."

In John Waters' film "A Dirty Shame," Tracey Ullman's character wakes from a concussion to find that she can think of little else than getting her box eaten out. All day long. When she describes her sex addiction, she puts it this way:

"Oh, Ursula, ever since my concussion, I've learned so much about eros. I'm a sex addict, too. I'm a cunnilingus bottom, and I'm your mother."

I found this utterly baffling. A cunnilingus bottom should be the person PERFORMING the cunnilingus, not the person RECEIVING it. Of course, maybe it's different with cunnilingus, as opposed to fellatio, but I just don't think so.

Still, I was willing to defer to John Waters, one of the truly great pervs of our era, on the matter.

Thanks, Dan, for clearing this controversy up in my favor. Tracey Ullman is definitely a top.

Posted by Joshua | August 8, 2007 12:35 AM

The sad thing is that Repubs are sooooo delusional that they they will see this as
a "bad apple" in their midst. I'm betting that they can't make the connection between this behavior and their reactionary mind-set and politics.

Posted by dave | August 8, 2007 12:40 AM

Dan, for sure - apologies and sympathies all around. A big hand people.
Now come on, what do you have in store for Oct 31st? Here's what my beau is planning

Posted by ...... .... | August 8, 2007 2:57 AM

@22 - well, if you want to define bottoming by having something "put inside" you, then a cunnilingus bottom would be the person receiving, as they are having something (a tongue) put inside them. At least, that's how I think of it.

Posted by Joey the Girl | August 8, 2007 5:28 AM

Yes, my sympathies with the victim too; I've always found that closeted Republicans give toothy blow jobs.

Posted by djgirth | August 8, 2007 6:35 AM

The Advance Indiana link now has an update with a response allegedly from the accused's lawyer. In the response the lawyer notes that A) no charges have been filed, B) that the act was videotaped by the victim's sister, and C) that it was an act between consenting adults.

Of course, that is the basis for a legal defense. There is no defense for this man for using gay marriage as a wedge issue.

Posted by B.D. | August 8, 2007 6:47 AM

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