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Jim Burroway

July 10th, 2009

According to New York Times columnist David Brooks, a certain unnamed Republican Senator just couldn’t help himself.

Lynn David

July 11th, 2009

Sounds like a job for BlogActive’s Rogers.


July 11th, 2009

$20 says it’s Lindsey Graham.

That said, why didn’t Brooks DO something about it? I don’t mean outing him or anything, but you know.. tell him to stop instead of waiting through the whole dinner apparently, unless I’m wrong?

I dunno, maybe he’s just full of crap as usual.


July 11th, 2009

Lindsey Graham was my guess too.


July 12th, 2009

I agree, why didn’t he remove the hand? If Brooks wants to out a Republican Senator, get some better information and then do it. I am a South Carolinian. I think it would not shock too many in South Carolina that Graham is gay. We have survived the sex drive/lives of Thurmond and Sanford.


July 12th, 2009

In David Brooks’ defense.

He is a columnist which means he prizes access. He probably didn’t want to risk the wrath of someone who could provide him with a quote and some information when the time is needed and humiliating the senator by removing that hand might risks his access to him.

Besides he may have, at the time of the incident, he gave the senator the benefit of the doubt (he thought the act was unintentional) but after giving it some thought in hindsight he changed his mind.

Who is he talking about? I don’t know but he obviously is a Republican and a hypocritical religious nut job that deserves to get caught.


July 12th, 2009

“Who is he talking about? I don’t know but he obviously is a Republican and a hypocritical religious nut job that deserves to get caught.” – John

Graham is no religious nut job. He has been accused of being gay by the local Democrats since he first ran for the Senate. He deftly just runs around the issue.


July 12th, 2009

Another thing is that Brooks has no physical proof that this senator actually put his hand on his thigh, which would be an act of sexual harassment. Identifying the senator in print or on the air could invite a libel suit.


July 13th, 2009

AJD, could this be act be seen as an act of sexual harassment? I don’t see it. And, it is no longer considered libel to infer or say that some one is gay. The odd thing is that Brooks brought up this event at all without naming the Senator.


July 13th, 2009

Me thinks David Brooks might have surprisingly enjoyed it?..and so, he “protests too much”? The act might have been shocking at first, and then some latent curiousity might have stirred him….maybe that’s why he did not remove the Senator’s hand


July 13th, 2009

I wonder how long Brooks can keep this man’s name a secret? He does work at the New York Times, surely he will be hounded by his fellow news people for the name.

MR Bill

July 14th, 2009

I think John is on what is important here: a nationally known journalist might not feel able to object to the prehaps unwanted familiarity from a powerful Senator.

And that ‘access’ is worth more than dignity or respect is really, really sad.

Of course, I remember the pre-Gannon days when ‘media whore’ was only a metaphor.

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