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Florida state Rep. Bob Allen guilty in bathroom-sex case
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10 Nov 2007 | Laurin Sellers

Posted on 11/10/2007 9:17:29 AM PST by BGHater

State Rep. Bob Allen's troubles may only get worse.

Seconds after he was convicted Friday of soliciting a sex act in a park bathroom, legislative leaders were discussing how to remove him from office.

"This conviction makes it impossible for Rep. Allen to represent responsibly the citizens of his district," Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio said in a statement. "Furthermore, it is my personal belief that it harms the reputation of the Florida House of Representatives. We will now take the appropriate steps."

Allen, R-Merritt Island, who did not testify in his own defense, insisted he is innocent.

"I have done nothing wrong, and my family, my God and my good constituents know that," Allen said as he left the courtroom flanked by his three attorneys. "We're going to continue to seek justice."

The lawmaker is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for the second-degree misdemeanor charge and could face a maximum 60 days in the county jail and a $500 fine. Prosecutors said after the verdict was announced that they intend to seek jail time.

Also late Friday, Allen's lead attorney, Greg Eisenmenger, accused the state of prosecutorial misconduct and said he would seek a new trial.

Eisenmenger said Brevard Assistant State Attorney Pat Whitaker erred by commenting on a defendant's right to remain silent when he described Allen as hanging his head upon realizing he was about to be arrested July 11 outside Veterans Memorial Park in Titusville.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allen; florida; perverts; sex; state; widestance
Florida State Rep. Bob Allen glances over to his wife Beth at the Moore Justice Center in Viera on Monday. Allen was found guilty of soliciting prostitution on Friday. (Michael R. Brown, ASSOCIATED PRESS / November 5, 2007)
1 posted on 11/10/2007 9:17:30 AM PST by BGHater
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To: BGHater
The Florida Republican Party continues to boost a convicted felon than giving him the boot.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 11/10/2007 9:18:35 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: BGHater
Bunch of maniacs up in Tallahassee.

All of them ought to arrested and kicked out of office.

3 posted on 11/10/2007 9:20:28 AM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: goldstategop
The Florida Republican Party continues to boost a convicted felon than giving him the boot.

This was not a felony.

It was a missdeweiner.

4 posted on 11/10/2007 9:22:26 AM PST by umgud (the profound is only so to those that it is)
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To: BGHater

I swear to God if this was not such a serious election in 2008, this would be absolutely hillarious! What is happening to the Republican Party. We have more homos than the Democrats. Maybe it is that Republicans stand for morals and these clowns just can’t live by them. The Republicans sure are giving a lot of ammo to the Democrats.


5 posted on 11/10/2007 9:23:22 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: BGHater
     

"You boys leave him alone!"
6 posted on 11/10/2007 9:49:19 AM PST by GOPmember
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To: umgud
The Larry Craig Of Florida. How wide was his stance?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

7 posted on 11/10/2007 9:51:35 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GOPmember

9 posted on 11/10/2007 10:13:39 AM PST by BGHater (Lead. The MSG for the 21st Century.)
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To: BGHater; Clintonfatigued; darkangel82; Norman Bates; Clemenza; JohnnyZ

This is sad. He needs to do the right thing and resign.


10 posted on 11/10/2007 10:35:29 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It is sad, I have known and worked with Bob Allen for 18 years. He has been a consistent voice for advancing the conservative cause, then he disappointed us by becoming a McCain Co-Chair in Florida, and now this.

He should do the right thing and resign.


11 posted on 11/10/2007 10:54:08 AM PST by AdvisorB ("A Hillary Clinton presidency would result in a weaker economy and a weaker America" Dick Morris)
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To: Mr.Smorch

...And he is still in denial about it ! I hope he gets some psych help. Somebody going into a public restroom and doing their best impersonation of George Michael has some serious issues.


12 posted on 11/10/2007 11:00:37 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Once again this tread would be much more fun if the bathroom sex trolling queer were a Democrat.


13 posted on 11/10/2007 11:04:41 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: trumandogz

No, not funny. It’s just sad. A serious cry for help (this guy, Larry Craig, etc). What the hell is it with homosexual men seeking out rendezvous in the most public places ? I mean, it’s one thing to meet the person, but another to continue the trist in such a locale ? Bathrooms, bathhouses, wooded areas in parks. They wouldn’t have quite the rep they have if they had the common courtesy to go get a motel room or their own homes.


14 posted on 11/10/2007 11:09:36 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: BGHater
I've always found it interesting how Rs will do all they can to disassociate themselves with those within their ranks who are convicted of crimes, especially sex crimes, while Ds seem to put them up on a pedastal. Mel Reynolds, Alcee Hastings, and Marion Barry all come to mind...

Mark

15 posted on 11/10/2007 11:27:27 AM PST by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
No, it's not sad. It's completely disgusting.

Wonder if these politicians are finding their rendezvous sites using internet "cruising" search engines?

Like this one, for example:



I would've posted a link.   But, as you might imagine, the site is rife with gay porn images.

Don't ask how I know such things exist...I'm very worldly.
16 posted on 11/10/2007 11:55:41 AM PST by GOPmember
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To: GOPmember

Charming.


17 posted on 11/10/2007 12:33:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I live in Allen’s district too, so this is humiliating.


18 posted on 11/10/2007 12:36:42 PM PST by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: BGHater

I’m starting to think there are more “gay” elected Republicans than “gay” elected democrats.


19 posted on 11/10/2007 1:50:46 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Joe Brower

It doesn’t sound like he will. Maybe he and Larry Craig could compare notes on implausible defenses.


20 posted on 11/10/2007 3:46:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Clintonfatigued; darkangel82

I was thinking they could compare who has a better bathroom technique.


21 posted on 11/10/2007 3:58:40 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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