Virginia Senate Race: Still the Gold Standard for Lunacy
Jim Webb is a pervert. Lord knows why the Allen guys picked this day above all others to brand him as one (we read the stupid novel excerpts weeks ago), but they did, and now he is.
In case you're a sensible person who doesn't read Drudge or other blogs, here's the deal: Virginia Senatorial candidate Jim Webb is a novelist, he writes about war and shit, and his books have lots of "color." Like:
"A shirtless man walked toward them along a mud pathway. His muscles were young and hard, but his face was devastated with wrinkles. His eyes were so red that they appeared to be burned by fire. A naked boy ran happily toward him from a little plot of dirt. The man grabbed his young son in his arms, turned him upside down, and put the boy's penis in his mouth."
Gross! Webb just went on Washington Post radio to respond to the... charges? Allegations? He said, (very) roughly:
"That's not a sexual act. I actually saw this happen in a slum of bangkok when I was there as a journalist. A man placing his lips on his son's private parts, okay? ...[A]nd the duty of a writer is to illuminate the surroundings. There's nothing that's been in any of my novels that hasn't been illuminating the surroundings or defining the character or moving a plot. I'm a serious writer."
Then he brought up Lynne Cheney's Lesbian Cowgirl book. Which is pretty cool.
Oh, Virginia. We hope your Senate race never ends! Maybe someone can be accused of necrophilia next week. We heard Jim Webb has a goldfish named "Boy-raper" and George Allen once shot a man for being too Irish.