Five men claim to have diddled Larry Craig!
Five gay men, four of whom are willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can’t be disproved, have come forward since U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s guilty plea to say they had sex with Craig, that he made a sexual advance or paid them unusual attention.
They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig’s denials, including his famous statement, “I am not gay, I never have been gay.”
David Phillips is a 42-year-old information technology consultant in Washington, D.C., who says Craig picked him up at a gay club in 1986 and that they subsequently had sex.
Mike Jones is a former prostitute who told the world he had sex with the Rev. Ted Haggard last year. Jones says Craig paid him for sex in late 2004 or early 2005.
Greg Ruth was a 24-year-old college Republican in 1981 when he says he was hit on by Craig at a Republican meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Tom Russell, now 48, is a former Nampa, Idaho, resident who lives in Utah. Russell said his encounter with Craig occurred at Idaho’s Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area in the early 1980s.
A fifth gay man, who is from Boise but who declined to be named for fear of retaliation, offered a recent account: He was in a men’s restroom at Denver International Airport in September 2006 when the man in the next stall moved his hand slowly, palm up, under the divider.
What a sad, sad man. But he’s not a ghey. Don’t ever call him a ghey!