Monday, August 6, 2007
Florida Republican tries to pay for hummer, blames his fear of "stocky black guy"...
John McCain's campaign manager in the state of Florida is in a bit of hot water for trying to pay an undercover policeman to give him a BJ.
Naturally, he's turning to the one defense that many ignorant Florida hayseeds will unite behind: Racism.
State Rep. Bob Allen told police he was just playing along when a undercover officer suggested in a public restroom that the legislator give him oral sex and $20 because he was intimidated, according to a taped statement and other documents released Thursday.Anyone else remember Susan Smith?
Allen has already denied any wrongdoing, but the recordings and documents offered new details about what he and police say happened on July 11 inside the men's room at Veterans Memorial Park.
"I certainly wasn't there to have sex with anybody and certainly wasn't there to exchange money for it," said Allen, R-Merritt Island, who was arrested on charges of soliciting prostitution.
"This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park," Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he "was about to be a statistic" and would have said anything just to get away.