The NY Times' in-house right-wing columnist, David Brooks, won't tell which Republican senator fondled him under a table for the duration of an entire lunch but he claimed on TV that one did-- and that he didn't like it. Presumably the Republican Party noise machine try to blame it on ex-Senator Larry Craig, in order to protect current Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who some insiders claim is a serial groper and, in this case, the actual groper.
Many years ago, McConnell was kicked out of the military-- after just a few days-- for inappropriately touching a private's privates. He's been very successful at covering that up for decades although Inside the Beltway it's well known that McConnell is an active closet queen with a make believe marriage similar to Larry Craig's. The attitude of the groper-- Brooks' entire point-- was a pitch-perfect description of McConnell.
But was it McConnell? Other's point in other directions. Vote after the jump.
Another right wing propagandist, albeit less influential than Brooks, Ann Althouse, of course, blames the victim. Her readers, however, like most people, are betting on Lindsey Graham. Now Graham is the other high profile hypocritical right-wing closet queen in the Senate. He passes himself off as a "life-long committed bachelor," and that works marvelously in a state well in a state like South Carolina where people think gay people have cloven hooves and pointu little horns sprouting from their foreheads. South Carolina probably has more closeted gay politicians than any other state in America per capita. But that doesn't make Graham the groper. True, it isn't just Althouse's readers who are speculating that he was the one responsible for the Brooks dirty grab. Nevertheless, folks who actually know Graham are well aware that he is a prissy little southern queen in a committed relationship with a delightful young man; he doesn't grope strangers under tables. At least that's the scuttlebutt.