March 10, 2010, - 12:01 pm
Over the weekend, when loony liberal Democrat Congressman Eric Massa’s claims about Rahm Emanuel naked and poking him in the shower came out, I didn’t jump on the allegations. That’s because I didn’t believe him.
Dem Congressman Eric Massa’s Shower: Fantasy v. Reality
You see, Massa had already claimed he was resigning because of a recurrence of cancer, not alleged sexual harassment of male staffers and a resulting ethics investigation, he insisted. Then, he did a 180 and claimed it was naked Rahm badgering him to vote for Obamacare. But, on Friday, a commenter on this site had already alerted us to the allegations about Massa that are pretty telling, even if a fraction of them are true. The allegations appear on the website of Rochester, New York journalist and radio talk show host Bob Lonsberry, who has won awards from AP, etc. Here’s just a sliver of the Massa creepiness he alleges (which definitely gives credence to some of the arguments against gays in the military):
During his Navy career, Eric Massa allegedly touched at least two men inappropriately and may have exhibited a pattern of putting himself in situations where he would see men naked – particularly younger and lower-ranked men.
These allegations come from general shipboard understandings and conversations, and were relayed to me by shipmates of Eric Massa.
In one instance, Eric Massa was a lieutenant commander and the combat systems officer of the USS Jouett. That made him the third-ranking officer on the boat – behind the captain and the executive officer.
According to another officer on the ship, Massa and a lieutenant were on liberty in the Middle East. Massa had made the motel arrangements and the room turned out to have only one bed. The lieutenant reportedly told other officers on the ship that while they were in the room, Massa came up behind him and started massaging his neck and shoulders.
The rest is just too gross for me to post on this site and you should really read Bob Lonsberry’s original story on his site. Again, I don’t know if what he says is true. Anyone can say anything about anyone. But the details are quite specific. Since I’d already read this before Massa made the Rahm shower allegations, it struck me that his Rahm naked in the shower story was–literally–his wildest fantasy, not reality. As much as I dislike Obama’s unethical Chief of Staff, I just never believed his shower fantasy scene.
And I still don’t. Frankly, I wouldn’t drop the soap in a shower anywhere near either of these two.
No soap, radio. No soap, Rahm. And, definitely, no soap, Rep. Massa.
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