At the gym the other night, I watched a TV news story about the recent arrest of Senator Larry Craig of Idaho for allegedly tapping his foot, among other things, in a men's bathroom stall. The fiery girl conducting the interview was marveling at why Craig would find it important or beneficial to proclaim, as part of his press conference address, "I am not gay. I never have been gay." She almost seemed to wonder who really cared because it's the behavior--the law--his constituents are upset about, not the possibility that he thinks men are sexy or ever has, right? Right?
Apparently, she hasn't spent much time in the rural United States. Here's a research project for our cunning reporter: spend a week in Idaho, especially outside of the thriving metropolis of Boise, and tell me if you're still confused, dear.