Saturday, October 6, 2007

Glory Be

Joey DiFatta, a conservative Republican candidate for the state senate in Louisiana has decided to drop out of the race for “health issues.” He thinks he might have had a mild heart attack last week. Perhaps that was because the news was about to leak out that he was caught trying to hook up with an undercover cop in a restroom in a shopping mall in March 2000.

Jefferson Parish deputies working an undercover detail in a men’s bathroom at Dillard’s at Lakeside Shopping Center in March 2000 stopped DiFatta after he indicated a desire to engage in sex with an undercover deputy in an adjoining bathroom stall, according to an interoffice memorandum written by Sgt. Keith Conley, one of the deputies involved in the investigation.

The report said DiFatta slid his foot into the deputy’s stall and tapped the deputy’s foot. In the report, Conley noted that such activity is common among men to indicate a willingness to participate in sex.

The deputy inside the stall, Detective Wayne Couvillion, responded by tapping his foot, and DiFatta reached under the partition and began to rub the deputy’s leg, the report states.

The detective asked DiFatta, “What do you want?” according to the report, and he replied, “I want to play with you.”

DiFatta also used a hand signal to indicate that he wanted to engage in sex and used language that indicated the same, according to the report. Conley, who is now the Kenner city attorney, confirmed the report’s authenticity Thursday.

HT to TPM, who also notes that Mr. DiFatta was planning to campaign on a platform to “defend our conservative values from attacks by extreme liberal groups.”

I have to say that until the Larry Craig story came out (sorry), I was totally unaware of the secret codes of the world of the tea room and the glory holes. But then, I’m not the kind of person who goes looking for anonymous sex in public places. Some people get off on that, and it takes all kinds, but lately it seems to be right wing gay-bashers who are doing the dance.

I’m guessing Mr. DiFatta will vehemently deny that he’s gay. Good. We have enough trouble without having yet another glory-hole toad join the club.