Saturday, July 11, 2009

I Phelta Thi

The idea of someone putting the move on David Brooks is so cringe-worthy that it took a prod from someone (FC, to be exact) to actually consider posting about it.

It’s not that it’s another man, not that it’s a Republican, or that it’s David Brooks. (I’m sure he’s a very nice person, but personally, he’s not exactly the guy I envision when I think of being hit on, surreptitiously or not.) It’s that Mr. Brooks decided to tell the whole world about it. What the hell is up with that?

I know the Republicans like to think of themselves as a close-knit brotherhood, like a frat (and I know what happens between some frat boys when they get a few brewskis in them) and that it’s important that they stick together (oh, bad pun, sorry), but as far as I’m concerned, what happens at dinner parties with closet-case Republican senators should stay at said dinner parties.

I know Mr. Brooks wrote a column earlier this week about the decline of dignity in politics, but he didn’t have to prove it in so graphic a manner. However, if the point of the story was to prove that Mr. Brooks is straight, may I say on behalf of the entire gay community: whew.