June 25, 2004
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Jack Ryan
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Well, well, well. The life of the UR (Uptight Rectum) wing of the GOP, Phyllis Schlafly, is still backing sex club-swinging Illinois Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ryan.
It doesn't seem to bother Schlafly, the self-righteous guardian of John Birch Society faux morality, that her man forced his former wife to visit sex clubs against her will, and urged her to perform a sex act on him in public.
It also doesn't appear to bother Virginia Republican Senator George Allen, who was still scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for the curly-haired and kinky Ryan.
It's not really that odd that Republicans would support a morally-questionable Ryan. Bill Frist and the Republicans are hanging onto control of the Senate by a sliver of a margin, and they can't afford to lose the Illinois seat now held by Peter Fitzgerald.
Interestingly, for a divorced family values candidate, Jack Ryan says he sees nothing particularly unsavory in his recently disclosed divorce papers: "Let's take a big step back." he said, "What's in those documents [divorce papers] is that I propositioned my wife in an inappropriate place."
What our GOP Hypocrite of the week doesn't mention is that his former wife, TV actress Jeri Ryan, says that Jacko forced her to go to sex clubs against her wishes. And not just once.
Indeed, Ryan may have dug his own grave with Illinois GOP insiders because he lured his wife into an "avant garde nightclub" in Paris, France.
A Republican at an "avant garde nightclub" in Paris? Why that's worse than a Republican senator enjoying some prostitution at the Mustang Ranch in Nevada or a massage parlor in Paris, Texas. If you are a Republican and you're going to get down and kinky, don't do it in France -- it will take the starch out of Karl Rove's efforts to put a beret on John Kerry's head.
Multi-millionaire Jack Ryan had claimed during the Republican primary that he didn't want his divorce file unsealed because it would harm his son. However, an attorney for Ryan's wife said in a court filing that Ryan wanted parts of the divorce file to remain sealed because he was "concerned [it] could negatively impact his political aspirations and embarrass him."
So while Ryan was claiming to protect his son from tales of public sex, whips and chains, it was apparently only his future with the GOP Party that he was concerned about.
My, my, my.
The Illinois Republican poobahs shouldn't get this guy to withdraw, they should run him for president -- he has the perfect morally-hypocritical lifestyle to be an ideal Republican candidate.
Until next week, just remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
NOTE: Shortly after we posted this editorial, Jack Ryan officially dropped out of the Illinois Senate Race. However, we can't take credit for it -- that belongs to Mr. Ryan.