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Homophobic Alabama Attorney General caught in gay sex scandal.

Rumors swirl on Alabama Attorney General Troy King getting ready to resign after he allegedly was caught by his wife in a gay affair with a male aide and banished from his home.

King called homosexuality the downfall of society when he was a law student in 1992 and frequently wrote homophobic editorials in the student news paper.He's been quoted as saying "In this day of rampant decadence, many homosexuals would mislead society into believing that three men, an armadillo and a house plant create a functional family."

(Pic at link. He's actually kinda hot.)

by Anonymousreply 8807/16/2008

He's not EVEN hot.

by Anonymousreply 107/11/2008

Not even close to 'hot', OP. Best I can say is "He's not unattractive, really".

But he sorta is once you get to know him (being a homophobic closet-case republican moron, after all)

by Anonymousreply 207/11/2008

Yea! They need to be outed, every single one of them.

by Anonymousreply 307/11/2008

Cute, not hot though.

by Anonymousreply 407/11/2008

Fundie face.

Who's the black gal?

by Anonymousreply 507/11/2008

Gay face?

by Anonymousreply 607/11/2008

Some more dirt on him from the net.

The rumor at the time was that Troy's mystery man was his old college roommate who he gave a position to when he took over the AG office in 2004. Supposedly when Troy was out of town so was lover boy.

The story then became that the mystery man was a young man who had just graduated from Troy University and was the Homecoming King(no pun intended) and that was who the wife walked in on. Then a few weeks later Troy and his boy toy from Troy were spotted at the YMCA (not kidding) engaging inappropriate activities.

by Anonymousreply 707/11/2008

I'd do him, not gonna lie. Why is Esther Rolle's daughter posing with him?

by Anonymousreply 807/11/2008

Well, to each his own, but damn, he looks so ordinary, like an insurance salesman from Utah.

by Anonymousreply 907/11/2008

Why does this same pattern happen over and over again? Republican politician opposes homosexuality, meanwhile he is one himself.

by Anonymousreply 1007/11/2008

WHET the Matt Blunt outing?

by Anonymousreply 1107/11/2008

Because only closet cases care enough to make other people's sex lives an issue.

I love this stuff. More! More!

by Anonymousreply 1207/11/2008

Here's last year's homecoming king. I highly doubt that rumor is true.

by Anonymousreply 1307/11/2008

No, he's not.

He has a weak and characterless chin.

by Anonymousreply 1407/11/2008

He's the guy who made a big campaign against sex toys by making sure they were banned in Alabama.

by Anonymousreply 1507/11/2008

Wait...so Troy King was having an affair with Troy's king? OK. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 1607/11/2008

...was it Wide Face Day in Alabama or something?

by Anonymousreply 1707/11/2008

The homecoming king - bleh!

by Anonymousreply 1807/11/2008

From Troy King's Wikipedia entry-

He is currently married to Paige King with whom he has three children; Briggs, Colden, and Asher. He is a Baptist.

by Anonymousreply 1907/11/2008

How can Alabama have banned sex toys?

by Anonymousreply 2007/11/2008

Nail him. Out this asshole. Cable TV needs something to talk about this weekend. Jesse Jackson cutting off Obama's nuts is old news.

by Anonymousreply 2107/11/2008

R13, it isn't last year's king. It had to be a king from awhile back because they were supposedly college buddies. I love it. It appears the king is a queen.

by Anonymousreply 2207/11/2008

I LOVE IT!

by Anonymousreply 2307/11/2008

Hot? He looks like what he is: a closeted fundie asshole. If you find that hot there's something wrong with you.

by Anonymousreply 2407/11/2008

No R15/R20 -- You're thinking of William Pryor, the former Attorney General of Alabama. Bush appointed him to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals -- a federal appeals court judge with lifetime tenure to impose his bigotry on a larger part of America.

by Anonymousreply 2507/11/2008

"Here's last year's homecoming king. I highly doubt that rumor is true. "

The homecoming king from the previous year, J.W. Godwin, is actually kinda hot. Maybe it's him.

And R22, the "homecoming king" and the "former roommate" are two separate people/rumors, either or neither of which may be true.

by Anonymousreply 2607/11/2008

I think anytime anyone comes out against gays now, there should be an investigation into their past because there's a 99.9% chance that they've been sucking cock since they were 12.

by Anonymousreply 2707/11/2008

I'm sure this is really just misunderstanding of what his wife thinks she saw. I heard what was really going on was Troy practicing the newest form of anal CPR so he would be qualified to train his boys scout troop. It is easily misunderstood by the less trained eye. The lung compression stroke in this form of CPR requires rapid piston strokes to the rectum of the distressed person. It is not very clear what type of piston one should use to ensure resuscitation. I'm sure troy was using the only thing stiff enough, that he knew of to save this poor soul's life.

by Anonymousreply 2807/11/2008

R20, The State of Alabama outlawed �sex toys�.Yes, in 1998 the sale of sex toys was banned in Alabama.

At link is one of his campaign commercials where he says how is out there protecting Alabama's children from predators. BTW, he's got a bit of gay face

by Anonymousreply 2907/11/2008

Fucking Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 3007/11/2008

Mike Rogers, where are you?

by Anonymousreply 3107/11/2008

Rectal CPR has ended more than politicians carear:)

by Anonymousreply 3207/11/2008

He has the repuke smile.

by Anonymousreply 3307/11/2008

What would the church lady say?

by Anonymousreply 3407/11/2008

Banning sex toys is an interference with people's private sex lives and should be against the Constitution

by Anonymousreply 3507/11/2008

I really hope this is true

by Anonymousreply 3607/11/2008

The YMCA in Montgomery is a notorious hotbed of high-level closet-case shenanigans.

A acquaintance of mine was caught in his car in the parking lot making out with his long-term boy-toy, much to the chagrin of the boy-toy's wife - heiress to the Spaulding athletic equipment fortune. It was THE scandal of Montgomery 15 years ago and both men had to move out of state.

My acquaintance had to high-tail it to NYC where he was a lawyer with Sidley. The boy-toy only went as far as Atlanta.

by Anonymousreply 3707/11/2008

r37, is your acquaintance still with Sidley?

by Anonymousreply 3807/11/2008

This will all blow over once Troy's wife calms down long enough to understand her husband's deep physical love for his fellow man. But it is always a shock for some when they catch a politician plowing his constituency.

by Anonymousreply 3907/11/2008

I'd do him.

by Anonymousreply 4007/11/2008

So what's his homophobic record?

by Anonymousreply 4107/11/2008

Why do they ALWAYS do this to themselves?

Many men are such stupid cunts, badmouthing gays their entire lives while living on the downlow. And then everybody just blames The Gays for it all anyway when it comes out in the wash. There's just no winning with these stupid die-hard fundie closet cases.

We don't WANT you!

by Anonymousreply 4207/11/2008

Perhaps it's because they hate what they are. Not everyone can accept it.

by Anonymousreply 4307/11/2008

Not another one. STOP IT GUYS!

by Anonymousreply 4407/11/2008

Not sure, r38. His name was Michael and he was drop-dead gorgeous 15 years ago. I also know he was very closeted, at least then.

by Anonymousreply 4507/11/2008

They name their son "Troy" and wonder why he turns out gay...??

Me, I think he has gayface like Ralph Reed.

by Anonymousreply 4607/11/2008

Briggs, Colden and Asher are his children's names? How horrific.

by Anonymousreply 4707/11/2008

Is this the wife? Did they get her from central casting in the "Fundie Frau Beards" department?

by Anonymousreply 4807/11/2008

She's quite a frump.

by Anonymousreply 4907/11/2008

Are we sure that's not his mom?

by Anonymousreply 5007/11/2008

I'm still wondering who in the state of Alabama sets the standard of what is and what is not a "sex toy".

Are zucchini outlawed?

Did they take rope climbing out junior high school gym classes?

by Anonymousreply 5107/11/2008

Yes, that is his wife. That pretty much seals it that he is gay.

by Anonymousreply 5207/11/2008

Actually r27, HRC or Glaad or somebody should really set up a task force or something to do just that. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 5307/11/2008

Here's the one I'm hoping against all hope will one day be caught with a man with both of their pants down-- Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:

by Anonymousreply 5407/11/2008

Tony Perkins pings for me.

by Anonymousreply 5507/11/2008

these Rethugs give anal sex a bad rep.

by Anonymousreply 5607/11/2008

These stories never fail to put a HUGE smile on my face, but why does it keep happening? It scares me that those who make decisions on our behalf are THIS. FUCKING. STUPID!

by Anonymousreply 5707/11/2008

Not even remotely "kinda hot."

by Anonymousreply 5807/11/2008

Is it pretty much assumed that ralpf Reed and Gray Bauer are also closet-cases. They both have terminal gay face.

by Anonymousreply 5907/11/2008

BAUER

by Anonymousreply 6007/11/2008

Out the bastards!

by Anonymousreply 6107/11/2008

R14 is Jay Leno.

by Anonymousreply 6207/11/2008

I find Bauer absolutely repulsive.

by Anonymousreply 6307/11/2008

Troy King is McCain's Alabama Campaign chairman.

�John McCain is the best hope for conservatives to succeed in November,� said Attorney General Troy King. �He is a principled conservative with a clear record of supporting a strong national defense, fighting for fiscal responsibility, and defending the sanctity of life. John McCain has served our country his entire life, and I am honored to lead his efforts here in Alabama.�

John McCain states �Troy is an outstanding public servant and passionate advocate for the rule of law. Dedicated to the principles of limited government and traditional values that we share, I�m proud to have a Republican leader like Troy King leading my campaign to victory in Alabama.�

by Anonymousreply 6407/11/2008

He pings majorly in R29's link

by Anonymousreply 6507/11/2008

"Is this the wife? Did they get her from central casting in the "Fundie Frau Beards" department?"

In the Lifetime movie of her story, Edie McClurg will finally get her big break!

by Anonymousreply 6607/11/2008

"Dedicated to the principles of limited government and traditional values that we share"

Funny how Repug closet cases love "traditional values" so much. I guess they think that cheating on one's beard with men is a "traditional value"

by Anonymousreply 6707/11/2008

I realized that he was gay the minute I saw a picture of his wife. Same with Matt Blunt, the governor of Missouri

by Anonymousreply 6807/11/2008

How is this going down?

by Anonymousreply 6907/12/2008

"How is this going down?"

You'll have to ask him!

by Anonymousreply 7007/12/2008

Do the Republicans have casting calls to find these women to marry their closet case politicians.

"Excuse me. I'm here to read for the part of 'Avid Heffalump.'"

by Anonymousreply 7107/12/2008

This story doesn't seem to have been picked up by any of the mainstream press yet. Why the hell not?

by Anonymousreply 7207/12/2008

I live in Alabama -- Help us!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 7307/12/2008

"his old college roommate who he gave a position to"

And which position was that?

by Anonymousreply 7407/12/2008

Why was Perez Hilton the first to report this?

by Anonymousreply 7507/12/2008

R72/75, because it was "officially denied" by his office. MSM report official sources. Or wait till someone ELSE bites the bullet and reports it, then report on them reporting it. No one will go on the record as seeing this.

Thank God for the internet. Perez of course has no standards, which can be as much a blessing as a curse.

by Anonymousreply 7607/12/2008

>> Troy King is McCain's Alabama Campaign chairman.

And Rep. Bob Allen was McCain's campaign co-chair in Florida. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Allen's arrest in a restroom in a park in Titusville, Florida.

I guess we could say that McCain is gay-friendly without knowing it.

by Anonymousreply 7707/12/2008

Why hasn't this broke on the news yet. Another republican hypocrite.

by Anonymousreply 7807/12/2008

>> Why hasn't this broke on the news yet.

Please go back to read r76. If it doesn't sink in, read again. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 7907/12/2008

bump

by Anonymousreply 8007/14/2008

On the plus side, if he ever does gay porn, he already has an ideal porn name.

by Anonymousreply 8107/15/2008

McCain has removed all references to Troy King on his website (see link).

by Anonymousreply 8207/15/2008

Interesting take on the difference between "web news" and the MSM.

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The x91new journalismx92

This appears to be how it works in the Internet Age x96 at least if wex92re talking about a salacious rumor a lot of people appear to think (or hope) is true.

Alabama Attorney General Troy King is finding this out the hard way, as in the course of a few days, rumors of him being busted in bed with a male aide have gone from whispers, phone calls and e-mails to in-state bloggers to national Web sites.

As I write this, there has been no official statement from King, Gov. Bob Riley or any other state official. No one has admitted or denied that King was sexually involved with a male aide, or that his wife caught them and threw him out of the house. As I write this, nothing is clear x96 except that lots and lots of people on the Web either think the rumor is true or want it to be true.

The speed with which this thing took off and went x93viralx94 is breathtaking, really. I first heard about it through a cryptic e-mail from a fellow journalist on Wednesday, July 9. I called a friend in Montgomery and he filled me in on what he knew, that the rumor had first broken over the weekend and people had been talking of little else in the capital city for the past couple of days.

At that point, there were a couple of sites that were breathlessly reporting that King would resign at any moment, and that it would be in the mainstream media within a day or two. By Thursday, the number of sites discussing this alleged incident had more than doubled and by Friday, it grew exponentially. As we go to press, more than 100 sites across the country have x93reportedx92 the x93story.x94 National gossip-monger Perez Hilton picked up the ball and ran with it, practically reporting Kingx92s outing as gospel. It only seems like a matter of time before a mainstream news organization has to report on the rumor.

I know for a fact reporters from the Birmingham News and the statex92s New York Times-owned newspapers were both actively trying to move the story from the ether of the Web into the cold type of newsprint. Ix92m told Riley was actively avoiding reporters by the end of the week, as were King and his people.

Thatx92s how things roll now. If enough people start chatting and blogging about something, it can practically become a major news item even without a shred of what any journalism professor would consider x93fact.x94 Welcome to the new journalism.

In some ways it is frightening, as one can easily imagine a situation in which a false story could go viral and smear an innocent person. Even as I write this, that still may be the case with this story about King. Certainly as of July 11, there isnx92t a shred of x93factx94 out there suggesting the story is real. There are plenty of knowledgeable people who insist it is fact, but sans photos, admissions, love notes or court filings, the old pieces that would have made up a standard news story are missing.

But that was then, this is now. If you remember, the Monica Lewinsky story was broken with little more than rumor. Matt Drudge pushed the story on his site and it was only so long before the big boys had to follow suit. All of that has been accelerated dramatically a decade later when so many people have their own blogs that serve as semi-primary news sources for others.

As we go to press, the state is abuzz with the King story, every journalist in the state is talking about it, but not one mainstream news agency has written or spoken a word about it. This is truly a case of the new media passing us by. Itx92s still incumbent upon the x93professionalx94 media to wait until we know wex92ve got the story right, but increasingly wex92re showing up late to the party because people who arenx92t staking their reputations on being accurate have beaten us to the punch bowl.

Ix92m not saying either of us is wrong or right. Certainly there is room for abuse and character assassination on the Web, while at the same time professional reporters can occasionally let whispers go by for too long without responding, forcing the stories onto the Web. Not that itx92s a journalistx92s fondest dream to spend his days or nights chasing public officials into seedy motels, but those stories do sometimes have a need-to-know component for the general public.

Either way, the geniex92s out of the bottle and not likely to go back in without a very long-term power outage.

WKRG wins Murrow

The folks over at Channel 5 are celebrating another big award, as their story x93Mobilex92s Makeoverx94 won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage. WKRG won the regional Murrow for the story earlier this year, which qualified it for the national contest.

More than 3,400 entries made it into the national contest, with only 77 honorees being awarded. Investigative reporter Tiffany Craig, photojournalist Jud Hulon, former senior producer Jennifer Dale and creative services producer Ed Smith will be presented with their award at a dinner Oct. 13 in New York City.

Congratulations to WKRG and its staff.

Six years and counting

What youx92re now reading represents the beginning of Lagniappex92s seventh year. Wow! Hard to imagine wex92ve not got a half dozen years under our belt. Sometimes it seems like a lot more, and others it seems like the blink of an eye.

As with every other year in the process, the paper has gotten bigger and stronger. I like to think we continue to find our voice as well and to take our readers places no one else is willing or able to go.

Ashley and I want to thank all of the loyal readers and advertisers who have truly given the Mobile area something extra. We also canx92t forget the amazing people who work with us and help get this thing off the ground every two weeks. We are forever grateful.

Look for us to continue bringing you the most interesting local coverage in our seventh year. So far seven is looking lucky indeed.

by Anonymousreply 8307/15/2008

CNN?

by Anonymousreply 8407/16/2008

Gonzalez -Kings top political cosultant was MURDERED with TWO other people on August 21, 2007. Welcome to the Dirty South Boys and Girls...

by Anonymousreply 8507/16/2008

Alabama has its own Good ole White Boy and Also Good ole Black Boy Governments down here-- Do not F..k with them or they will take you out.....Help Us Please!!!

by Anonymousreply 8607/16/2008

h

by Anonymousreply 8707/16/2008

[quote]Fucking Republicans.

Thanks, I'm trying to cut down.

by Anonymousreply 8807/16/2008
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