Selasa, 29 November 2011

Barney Frank Quits

I'm used to being in the minority. I'm a left-handed gay Jew. I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority. - Barney Frank, Massachusetts CongressmanOld Barney is calling it quits in the Congress after twenty years of service for 4th Congressional District.Barney Frank defended the Combat Zone, was pro-Choice, backed reparations for Japanese-Americans imprisoned during WWII, supported the NAACP, forwarded legislation to protect the rights of women and gays, and proposed the legalization of marijuana as well as a needle exchange program aimed at lowering the transfer of HIV between addicts.Republicans hated him.In 1985 he started an affair with a rent boy which grew into a deep relationship, but once it ended the man tried to sell his story to the Press. The House led by Congressman Larry Craig voted to censure Frank. Craig later was arrested in the toilet of a Minnesota airport for soliciting sex from an undercover agent. The hypocrite was ousted by the voters. Barney Frank retained his seat with an overwhelming majority in his next election.I wish the fat man a fine time in Provincetown.He was a good man.For someone left-handed like Billy The Kid.

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