“Today’s GOP is all about what I call ‘heterosexual panic.’ About half the abusive e-mails and 100 percent of the anonymous calls this column generates deal in sexual insult.
“Remember when President Bush swaggered across the flight deck of the USS Lincoln on Mission Accomplished Day in 2003? If it wasn’t embarrassing enough hearing conservative pundits swooning over a 57-year-old politician in a Village People costume, some actually marveled at how well Capt. Codpiece filled his flight suit.
“It gets worse. In his book, The Wimp Factor: Gender Gaps, Holy Wars and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity, Stephen J. Ducat reports that he bought one of those ‘George W. Bush Top Gun Action Figures’ for the cover art. Guess what. ‘The studly twelve-inch flyboy,’ he writes, ‘not only comes with a helmet and visor, goggles and oxygen mask, but underneath his flight suit is a full ‘basket’—a genuine fake penis, apparently constructed with lifelike silicone.’
Media voyeurism remains the order of the day, by Gene Lyons, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, September 5, 2007
Ew! Ew! Ew! I will never get that out of my mind. (But I might want this book.)