The Hypocrite Speaks


No major revelations from Matt Lauer’s frank Today Show interview with Spokane Mayor James West, accused of molesting underage boys and offering city jobs to men he met on West has a broad anti-gay political record and justifies it as what his constituents wanted.

West avoids answering the question of how he characterizes himself sexually even though he gave the Spokesman Review conflicting statements: that he’s being destroyed because he’s a gay man and that he wouldn’t characterize himself as gay. So he’s basically characterized himself as a self-hating homosexual.

Full clip at Crooks and Liars

James West Denies Allegations, Refuses to Resign [tr]
Just Doesn’t Get It [tr]

Posted May 31, 2005 at 6:33pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Current Affairs