December 9th, 2009
From TPM we learn the sad case of Rod Jetton, the former Missouri House Speaker with the porn-star name, who was arrested and charged with felonious assault. It seems that a sadomasochistic romp with his girlfriend went a bit too far.
According to the Kansas City Star, Jetton’s girlfriend alleged that Jetton had beaten and choked her, “resulting in unconsciousness and the loss of the function of a part of her body.”
Detective Bethany McDermott\’s affidavit says Jetton went to the woman\’s home around 9 p.m. Nov. 15 with two bottles of wine, which he allegedly opened alone in her kitchen. After drinking some of the wine and watching football, the statement said, the victim “began ‘fading\’ in and out and remembered losing consciousness several times.”
The affidavit says Jetton and the alleged victim agreed on a safe word — “green balloons” — that could be used to stop sexual relations during the evening.
Instead, the affidavit says, Jetton hit her on the face and choked her before engaging in intercourse. Jetton allegedly said, “You should have said ‘green balloons,\’ ” before leaving her home the next morning.
At question is whether the girlfriend was slipped a date-rape drug, which might have prevented her from using the “safe word.”
The irony of all this — and admit it: you knew this was coming — was that in 2007, Jetton removed a fellow Republican state lawmaker from his committee chairmanship because the lawmaker had changed a bill in order to end the state’s ban on gay sex. Jetton wrote in an op-ed at the time:
(Rep. Scott) Lipke chose to use the bill to delete 14 words from our laws in order to repeal the gay sex ban in Missouri. Thanks to that deletion, it is now legal to engage in deviate sexual intercourse with someone of the same sex here in Missouri. This law had been on our books for decades.
The U.S. Supreme Court 2003 rulling in Lawrence v. Texas made Misouri’s anti-gay law unenforceable. But Jetton still wanted to eliminate “deviate sexual intercourse.” I can only assume that Jetton believes that sado-masochism and date rape drugs aren’t “deviate.” Okay. Got that Peter?
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