I’ve been watching this Jeff Gannon/James Guckert story with some interest over the last few days. At first I was mostly amused at a) the hypocrisy of a man who parrots anti-gay rhetoric but then sells his body as a gay prostitute, and b) the way the ultra-security conscious White House admitted a man with an alias in to ask questions of the president.
But now I’m wondering what the real story is behind this.
AmericaBlog points out that someone must have made a decision to allow this man in, to allow him to ask his softball questions and to allow him access to sensitive documents — specifically, documents that exposed Valerie Plame as a CIA operative.
Maybe it’s the conspiracy theorist in me, but do you think it’s possibile — or likely — that the White House used this man, knowing of his off-hours activities — as a patsy for their political outing of a CIA agent?
Ultimately, it is the hypocrisy that is such a challenge to grasp in this story. This is the same White House that ran for office on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. While they are surrounded by gay hookers? While they use a gay hooker to write articles for their gay hating political base? While they use a gay hooker to destroy a political enemy? Not to mention the hypocrisy of a “reporter” who chooses to publish article after article defending the ant-gay religious-right point of view on gay civil rights issue.
Who in the White House is at the center of all of this? Who allowed this to go on in the People’s House? Who committed the crime of exposing Valerie Plame? Jeff Gannon has the answers to these questions, and boy we know he loves to talk.
And if he does like to talk, what might happen next? Do you suppose that “Gannon” may one day soon be found dead somewhere? Will the media buy a “suicide” because of left-wing harassment? Will he be buried along with all the trash the White House needs to get rid of?
By the way, I’ve seen the naughty pics of “Jeff Gannon” or whoever he was when they were taken. He’s all man, let me tell you. No wonder he cost $1200 for a weekend. But according to his profile, he doesn’t kiss. Hardly surprising.