Because an individual's sex life--whether he or she is a politician or not--should be completely off-limits under most circumstances, I have never asked Rohrabacher if he has had homosexual experiences. But he has volunteered, apropos of nothing I asked, "I am not a homosexual." The congressman agrees, he said, "that if I was homosexual, and I was out there bashing homosexuals--which, by the way, I have never done--then that would be hypocritical and fair game" for criticism. Yes, it would.
While he was on OCN, Rohrabacher said that the public should give Clinton the benefit of the doubt in his sex scandal. The same generosity ought to apply to Rohrabacher and Baugh. But whatever the truth, it's interesting that Capizzi has had the cajones to repeatedly address the Log Cabin Club, the gay and lesbian Republican group. He receives, I am told, standing ovations. Rohrabacher, on the other hand, can't seem to muster the courage or independence to accept the group's numerous invitations. To his credit, Baugh attended a meeting last week of about 30 gay youths. In the end, Rohrabacher is still sadly relying on Nixon, who placed political expediency above all else.