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Roy Sekoff

Roy Sekoff

Posted: April 28, 2007 10:21 AM

Randall Tobias: Another GOP Hypocrite Bites the Dust


Another GOP hypocrite bites the dust. Joining a dishonor roll that includes anti-child predator predator Mark Foley and anti-homosexual homosexual Ted Haggard is Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias, a pro-abstinence zealot who couldn't abstain from enjoying the services of D.C. Madam Jeane Palfry's escort service.

I really don't give a damn what Tobias does in his down time; it's the endless hypocrisy of the holier-than-thou crowd on the right I can't stomach. As Bush's "AIDS czar" Tobias deemphasized the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS, instead promoting abstinence and faithfulness. While ordering up hookers. Oh, that's right, Tobias, who is married, claims he didn't actually have sex with the escorts he hired; he paid "to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage."

The question is: Did randy Randy wear a condom when he wasn't having sex?

Tobias, who before resigning was the director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, told ABC News that since Palfry's operation has been shut down he has begun using a new escort service "with Central Americans" to send over young girls to not have sex with him. Foreign Assistance? International Development? Clearly, the man was just doing his job!

Update: So the hypocrisy is even worse than I imagined. It turns out that Tobias was the Bush administration's point man on a policy that required U.S.-based groups receiving anti-AIDS money to take an anti-prostitution "loyalty oath." As part of this effort, President Bush signed a presidential directive calling prostitution "and related activities" (like paying Central America gals to not have sex with you?) "inherently harmful and dehumanizing." So once again with the Bushies it's: "Do as I say, not as I do... and could you do that thing again where you rub your hands together like you're starting a fire?" [Hat tips to ThinkProgress and HuffPost commenter gaystereotype for pointing this out. And by "this" I mean the "loyalty oath," not the "making fire technique."]