Can someone explain to me why Stacey Campfield is still going on national radio shows to spout his crap? Having been thoroughly humiliated over the past two weeks, shouldn’t he be hiding in, um, a closet somewhere, licking his wounds?
And yet here he is on the David Pakman Show last week talking about anal and vaginal sex (h/t to commenter ThresherK). It seems he’s brushed up on his HIV/AIDs facts a teensy bit, though he still spreads those same discredited statistics about the lifespan of gay men, and he just barely stops himself from saying “most” gay men don’t have long-term relationships, etc.
So, here’s the thing. Why is he doing this? Is he trying to rehabilitate his image as a homophobic idiot? He’s not doing a very good job. He’s still coming across like a homophobic idiot — only one with an unhealthy obsession with all things gay and gay sex in particular.
Let me say, it is incredibly creepy hearing Stacy Campfield talk about anal and vaginal sex on the radio, pontificating about dominance in the animal kingdom and sodomy and all that. I really don’t want to hear him talking about sex. I don’t want to hear any politician talking about sex in this kind of detail, frankly. Stacey is focused like a laser beam on the nasty, like he’s got some weird kind of fetish — call it a reverse-voyeurism, like he’s got some kind of compulsion to talk about it all the time. It’s super creepy. Not only doth he protest too much, he’s doing it waaaay too graphically.
It’s time for him to stop because my intuition tells me this goes beyond politics, Stacey’s getting some kind of personal satisfaction from this discussion — a satisfaction he can’t get any other way. Really these are things I don’t want to be worried about in my life, Stacey Campfield’s satisfaction.
Stacey, you’re creeping me out. Just, stop. Just because a producer calls and asks you to be on their show doesn’t mean you have to say yes. No one wants to hear you talk about sex all the time. It’s pervy and voyeuristic and conduct unbecoming a state senator.
The alleged ethics violation stems from an exchange between Shores and Campfield last spring. Shores challenged Campfield to a debate over homosexuality and the Bible. Campfield agreed to a debate, but he said it could only be over his “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which would ban discussion of homosexuality in elementary and middle schools. Campfield then requested a $1,000 retainer fee.
“I will happily debate you. I require a $1000.00 [sic] retainer fee and all expenses covered. You can do with the rest all you want,” Campfield wrote in a Facebook message to Shores.
Shores then contacted the Tennessee Attorney General’s office to file an ethics complaint against Campfield since he was requesting a fee to debate a bill that he authored while serving in the Tennessee Senate. Last August, Shores received an email from Victor Domen Jr., senior counsel for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, informing him that the complaint had been filed and a formal investigation was being launched.
Seriously, is this a cry for help or what? Maybe it’s a cry for a reality show. Hell if I know.