“Why Should My Past Prevent Me From Having a Future?”

Whiny baby Jimmy Jeff Gannguckerton appeared on CNN with Cooper Anderson tonight. Crooks and Liars has the video. Anderson did an excellent job of asking the tough questions that need to be asked.

At the end of the interview, poor pathetic put-upon Jimmy Jeff wanted to know, “Why should my past prevent me from having a future?” He refers to his online shenanigans as mistakes, his private life, his sexual history. But what he (and Anderson, and a lot of other people) fail to distinguish is that it isn’t about his being gay, or being naked on the internet—it’s about the fact that he was a male escort, a prostitute, which is against the law.

Certainly his homosexuality adds a particular level of hypocrisy to the story which other illegal activities, when juxtaposed with the “moral values” of the GOP, might not so glaringly highlight. But regardless of whether he was prostituting himself over the internet, dealing coke over the internet, running a gambling ring, or defrauding people through a fake charity, the salient point remains the same—someone actively engaged in an illegal venture was given a pass to White House Press Briefings.

The nature of the crime makes it easy for Jimmy Jeff to moan and complain that his personal life and sexual history have no bearing on whether he deserved a press pass, and if he had simply been a gay man with a penchant for internet exhibitionism, that might well be true. However, he sold himself like so much meat, and being a flesh peddler is quite different from being a regular old run-of-the-mill slut. Easy lays are a dime a dozen, but Jimmy Jeff was $1,200 a weekend.

Someone in the White House had to have known about this. It’s simply inconceivable that this guy slipped through the cracks (no pun intended). And as more information comes out about how he had not published a damn thing before he found his precious bootie amongst seasoned, professional journalists, it becomes increasingly unlikely that the White House was just so keen to have a partisan reporter in there that they waived the barest minimum of due diligence. He had nothing, nothing to which he could point that was illustrative of an existing career as a partisan reporter before he ended up at Press Briefings.

He was in there for a reason, and partisan hackery ain’t it.

Oh, and as for your question, Mr. Gannguckerton, you might want to ask some of the folks in Florida whose past illegal activities kept them off the voter rolls at the behest of the GOP about how breaking one’s past can often affect one’s future.

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