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Larry Flynt Offers Million-Dollar Bounty for Evidence of Gay or Straight Tryst with Rick Perry

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Larry Flynt hopes to out Rick Perry's illicit sexual liaisons with a $1 million dollar bounty.

FlyntThe Houston Chronicle reports:

Flynt has made the offer in a full-page ad running in the current Austin Chronicle.The ad also will run Friday in the Onion, a national publication using satire to make light of current events.

Flynt said his office hears considerable chatter about Perry’s private life.

“That’s the reason why we decided to run the ad; otherwise we wouldn’t do it,” Flynt said Thursday. “We hope to get leads. If we do, we have good investigators to put on the story.”

Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan said Perry’s team “will decline to weigh in on this garbage.”

Hustler Magazine’s newspaper ad offers up to $1 million in cash to anyone who can provide “evidence of illicit sexual or intimate relations with the governor.”

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The Russians are Coming: Larry Flynt Nails Sarah Palin

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The first minute of Larry Flynt's Sarah Palin vice presidential porn drama (or comedy, perhaps) Who's Nailin' Paylin is online. It's SFW. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Larry Flynt Talks Gays, Giuliani, Larry Craig, and GOP Hypocrites

Larry Flynt takes aim at Rudy Giuliani (and gay people in general) in the opening paragraphs of a new profile on the Hustler publisher over at Vanity Fair, discussing Giuliani's decision to move in with his friend Howard Koeppel and Koeppel's longtime partner Mark Hsiao while he was NYC mayor and in the midst of divorcing his second wife.

FlyntSays Flynt: "Let me ask you something. As mayor of New York, would you live in an apartment with three gay guys? I’m not gay. I don’t hate gays. But I don’t want to live in an apartment full of them. They’ll bitch and cry and all. That doesn’t bother Giuliani. It doesn’t bother Giuliani to put a dress on to do Saturday Night Live. I don’t trust him. I don’t think he’s electable. I don’t know whether he’s gay or not, but I’m saying, if you got four friends, all gay, living in the same apartment, how are you going to know which one’s gay? I’m surprised no one’s even asking that question. Why do you break up with your wife and move in with gay guys?"

Flynt later goes on to talk about his recent investigations into the sex lives of Republican politicians, and what causes the Ted Haggards and Larry Craigs of the world to behave the way they do:

"I stick to what I do best. The sex business—I know it pretty good. Not saying if I could find someone who was corrupt I wouldn’t do whatever I could to reveal the story. But what we’re doing now is fun, especially the Republicans. When you’re born in a conservative family, raised conservative—conservatives come into life with so much baggage it’s unbelievable. It’s my theory that aberrant sexual behavior is caused by sexual repression, not sexual permissiveness. People have a lot of guilty feelings, a lot of insecurity about their sexual desires and appetites. It’s a never-ending story. I think about this minister that was seeing a gay guy”—Ted Haggard—“and Larry Craig. It’s baggage those people have carried all their lives. And they’ve deceived everyone. They’ve deceived their family. They’ve deceived their country. I don’t believe that these people should be politicians. Not because you’re gay or have some other peccadillo. But because, if you take a public position contrary to the way you live your life, you’re fair game. That means you’re a hypocrite. And that’s what we’re all about. What we’re exposing is hypocrisy..."

Larry_craig_mugshot2Flynt adds: "The lawmakers in this country don’t deserve a break, because they have so abused their authority by trampling on our rights and constitutional liberties. It’s just unspeakable the things they’ve allowed to happen, either through their inaction or taking an action on the wrong bill. I look at it like, people go to Washington with the best intentions, and they get their pockets stuffed with money from lobbyists and then their constituents can no longer get anything from them. I’m so angry with the political system that anything I can do to cause them misery I will."

Flynt also details the extent to which he pursued Idaho Senator Larry Craig via Dan Moldea, a Washington-based investigative journalist:

"Moldea hired a surveillance expert he had used during the 1998 investigations—'he nailed someone for us'—with the initial expectation that the operative would put Craig under round-the-clock watch. Fortunately for the magazine’s budget, the operative found a source who alleged he could offer advance warning if Craig was going to have some kind of assignation, eliminating the need for long, high-billing nights sitting in a van and drinking cold cups of bad coffee. By the end of May, however, nothing untoward had been observed."

The Muckraker’s Progress [vanity fair]

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Blog Defends "Fabrication" Claims By Alleged Trent Lott Escort

Big Head DC, the blog that is claiming a male escort is behind Senator Trent Lott's recent abrupt resignation, has fired back at claims by the escort, Benjamin Nicholas, that quotes in Big Head DC's item were "fabricated".

TrentlottescortNow, Big Head DC has published his entire email exchange with Nicholas.

The exchange DOES NOT yet provide any real evidence that there was a relationship between Nicholas and Trent Lott, however, it's certain to be picked apart in minute detail, such as this remark:

Nicholas: "I’m a blogger as well, so I’m well aware that nothing in this world is ever truly ‘off-record.’ Trent is going through his fair share of scrutiny right now and I don’t want to add to it. All I can say at this point is no comment. It’s the professional thing for me to do."

Addressing Senator Lott as "Trent" seems to imply that the lawmaker was more than a passing acquaintance, but that's pretty much all I can glean from the exchange.

Big Head DC adds: "It is of course Nicholas’ way of framing his answers in these e-mails, i.e. 'no current affiliation with Lott,' referring to the senator as Trent, etc. that has helped lead many today to question why Nicholas has decided to backtrack. Perhaps he had promised an exclusive to another publication, and accidentally dropped the ball? Perhaps some of his current clients became frightened, so he decided to try to make the story go away? Or perhaps he has felt some other sorts of pressure. We do not know at this point. But, rest assured, we are working to find out."

The E-mails Benjamin Nicholas Says He Didn’t Send [big head dc]

Previously"
The Latest on the Trent Lott Gay Escort Rumors [tr]
Is a Male Escort Behind Trent Lott's Resignation? [tr]


The Latest on the Trent Lott Gay Escort Rumors

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Larry Flynt has posted a statement on his site regarding the rumors reverberating around the blogosphere of Trent Lott and his alleged association with escort Benjamin Nicholas.

The statement defines ambiguity:

"HUSTLER RESPONDS: HUSTLER Magazine has received numerous inquiries regarding the involvement of Larry Flynt and HUSTLER in the resignation of Trent Lott. Senator Lott has been the target of an ongoing HUSTLER investigation for some time now, due to confidential information that we have received."

Fantastic. Well, hopefully at some point one of these three - Big Head DC, Benjamin Nicholas, or Larry Flynt will give us some real information about what's going on here.

Previously...
Is a Male Escort Behind Trent Lott's Resignation? [tr]


Is a Male Escort Behind Trent Lott's Resignation?

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Mississippi Senator Trent Lott announced today he'll be resigning by year's end.

The decision to retire only one year after a re-election many people saw as a rebound from the Throm Sturmond birthday scandal that caused him to lose his Majority Leader post had some scratching their heads.

Others are already alleging that it's a pre-emptive resignation designed to lighten the fallout from a scandal that is just about to hit.

That's what the site Big Head DC is saying, anyway:

Via Big Head DC: "The boy happens to be real, and his 'stage name' is Benjamin Nicholas. One of the politicos Big Head DC has learned he’s alleged to have been involved with is the married Sen. Trent Lott, 66, who unexpectedly announced his retirement on Monday. Lott is well-known to have been against a plethora of gay rights issues throughout his terms in Congress. He was also good friends with Sen. Larry Craig throughout his time in Congress. Nicholas told Big Head DC today via e-mail that he didn’t want to go on the record to talk about his dealings with Lott, because, said Nicholas, 'Trent is going through his fair share of scrutiny right now and I don’t want to add to it.' However, e-mail and other records confirm that the two have met on at least two occasions. 'All I can say at this point is no comment,' Nicholas told us. 'It’s the professional thing for me to do.' In a subsequent e-mail message, Nicholas confirmed that another publication is working on a story about a 'possible relationship' between Lott and himself, but Nicholas also 'politely declined' an interview for that story. 'As I said before, Lott has quite a bit on his plate right now and I don’t really want to add fuel to the embers,' Nicholas told Big Head DC."

More at the source. Benjamin Nicholas, the alleged escort, who once wrote an article for Seattle's The Stranger newspaper about the importance of confidentiality in the escort business, is denying relations with Lott: "I will continue to offer a great sense of confidentiality to the people I see. I have not, nor have I ever seen or had contact with Senator Trent Lott. It's as simple as that. It never happened."

And as far as that "other" publication, Larry Flynt just told FOX he's "hoping to expose a bombshell" within the next week or two. We'll see, I guess.

Take it for what you will, but given that 2007 is the year of the hypocritical Republican, nothing would surprise me.

UPDATE: Larry Flynt makes an extremely ambiguous statement.

Lott Says He'll Resign by End of Year [ap]
Trent Lott Fallout: The Gay Escort Who Knew Too Much [big head dc]

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Mississippi Senator and Minority Whip Trent Lott to Resign [tr]


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