Larry Craig Undone updated
But barring further white-tiled tragedy, the all-too-obvious question remains, “What in the Sam Hill is going on here?” The answer rests on what can safely be described as bipartisan grounds.
To get there, let’s climb into the Wayback Machine and return to Oct. 7, 1964. That’s when Walter Jenkins, one of the most senior aides in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, was arrested for soliciting sex in the men’s room of a Washington YMCA. Being that it was three weeks before the election, LBJ suspected some kind of Republican foul play, but the GOP chose not to exploit the incident.
The Jenkins affair put “homosexuality” on the nation’s front pages in a way it hadn’t been since Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s famous report in 1948.
Like Craig, Jenkins could well have said he “wasn’t gay.” But who was in 1964? … ..