A question for men — Who would you rather be sitting next to in a public bathroom stall?
Have you been following this Senator Craig story? Am I the only one who had no idea about all these foot-tapping codes for picking up other men?
I understand the whole political ramifications of the story, especially since Senator Craig is a conservative Republican. He seems like an asshole. A misstep in his secret life has caused his entire career to unravel. OK, he’s a hypocrite, but is tapping your foot in code enough to be considered lewd conduct?
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this scene in a cop movie: an undercover cop wants to bust a drug ring. He is posing as a buyer. He is rigged with well-hidden microphones. BUT… the sleazy drug dealer can’t be arrested until money changes hands. Why isn’t it the same in a men’s room pick-up? I don’t want gay or straight sex going on in my public bathroom, but doesn’t something have to happen before it becomes a charge of disorderly conduct?
I have the same problem with considering solicitation for prostitution a crime. If I drive up to a prostitute and ask her, “Hey sugar, how much is it to do the nasty in the back seat and then have some burgers at In-N-Out?,” is that enough to get me arrested, my mug plastered all over the internet, and my good name become the laughing stock of Twitter? Don’t I actually have to give her money before I am considered to be doing something illegal?
I’m for prostitution becoming legal. It’s safer for everyone and our schools would get tax dollars.