Child Porn Allegations & Lamar Alexander’s Chief Of Staff: Will The Real History Of GOP & Homosexuals Ever Be Known?

What two administrations have been associated with a homosexual scandal?

Before I answer the question, let me explain what raised it in my mind. The breaking news today is that Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff is being included in a Child Porn investigation.

Law enforcement agents have searched the home of GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff over allegations of child pornography, according to a statement released by the senator’s office.

Ryan Loskarn was removed from his home in handcuffs by federal agents shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday and driven away in an unmarked car. Agents from the U.S. Postal Service were on the scene at Loskarn’s home in southeast Washington, D.C. in the Hill East neighborhood on a quiet, tree-lined block.

You can read the comment from Alexander’s office here.

In this post, I’m guessing that the material will have a homosexual or at least bisexual orientation in terms of the gender of the victims. Maybe that guess is wrong. I’m partly going by expectation about the material in general and partly by the fact that I’m not seeing any references to Loskarn’s wife or girlfriend.

With that in mind, I can’t help but think back to Boehner’s answer to a question a few days ago, in the midst of comments about how Republicans needed to be more “sensitive” to women candidates.

When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”

I don’t think most conservatives understand just how many homosexuals are involved in Republican politics at the campaign and staff level. My information is mostly based on word-of-mouth anecdotes from people I trust, so I’m open to counter-evidence. But at this point I think it is pretty obvious.

It is also backed up by some known facts (that often get treated as anomalies). For example, during his 2008 campaign, John McCain’s chief of staff, Mark Buse, was “outed” as a homosexual. We are supposed to completely disassociate that fact in our minds from the legendary conflicts that Sarah Palin had with the treatment she received from McCain’s staff. Move along. Nothing to see.

But now I return to my question: What two administrations have been associated with a homosexual scandal?

I’ll give you a hint, you can answer with a single last name.

The most recent scandal was in 2007, about events that went to 2003. It started with “Jeff Gannon” who was a fiercely pro-Bush reporter who had White House press credentials. He was hired by Talon News Service who, it turned out, was the creation of another organization: GOPUSA.

The scandal was not just that “Jeff Gannon” was an alias for James Guckert, but that he was a homosexual prostitute who somehow got a Secret Service White House Press Pass under a false name. He did sometimes break real news that seems to have had to come from the White House. Also White House logs sometimes showed him entering without a recorded exit and also visiting the White House on days when there was no press conference.

Notice below that Mahar, rather than really allowing the serious implications of this security breach to come out, treats it all as a dirty joke. Why didn’t liberal democrats really hit the Administration on this scandal? (If you get sick of the “humor” skip to 5:02 to see Leslie Stah try to point out the serious issues involved while Mahar turns it all into a joke and makes it difficult for Stahl to make her point.)

You can listen to a pretty thorough review of the evidence here at The Corbett Report (Though I’m not recommending the first ten minutes that puts out some 9-11 conspiracy stuff. Please realize that sometimes we get different quality information from the same source, and be discerning.)

Having a “conservative plant” among White House reporters is not that scandalous. But having him use an alias, and give him security clearance under that alias, is a much more serious issue. And then to find out that he was a web-advertising homosexual prostitute is just bizarre. How did he end up being the White House press conference Republican “life line” of all the possible volunteers? Yet nothing was ever done to clear up how any of this happened in the Bush White House.

But like father like son.

The conservative newspaper The Washington Times broke the story in 1989 of a pedophile boy prostitution scandal in the White House that was being investigated—though it went back through Reagan and Carter. You can see a full scan of the story here.

The investigation died as fast as it started.

I don’t assume either President knew anything about these scandals, but they ought to be more thoroughly investigated. They indicate to me that we have no idea what social groups are involved in Republican politics and what influence they are exerting. Perhaps it all has nothing to do with the child porn investigation of Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff.

But it is important to watch the investigation for what is, or is not, revealed.