So Republican rep Phillip Hinkle is the latest anti-gay dickbag to be caught trolling Craigslist for sex with young men. Seems like this happens once a week nowadays, doesn’t it? And on Craigslist, even! That’s the Penny Saver of sex shopping. Can we all just save some time and agree that ANYone this vehemently and publicly anti-gay is probably hiding a dirty little secret?
Oh yeah, he’s calling the scandal a “shakedown.” Really? Kinda like the way you shook down your grandpa trousers for this 20-year-old?
The emails, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed personal address, ask the young man for “a couple hours of your time tonight” and offer him cash up front, with a tip of up to $50 or $60 “for a really good time.”
The email exchange is in response to the Craigslist posting in which the young man — who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old — says, “I need a sugga daddy.”
The young man told The Star that they met, but that he tried to leave after the man told him he was a state lawmaker. He said the lawmaker at first told him he could not leave, grabbed him in the rear, exposed himself to the young man and then later gave him an iPad, BlackBerry cellphone and $100 cash to keep quiet.
When contacted by The Star about the emails, Hinkle, a Republican who represents portions of Pike and Wayne townships, did not contest the emails but said, “I am aware of a shakedown taking place.”