Friday, December 16, 2011
Mississippi Family-Values Mayor Comes Out as Gay
Greg Davis, Mayor of Southaven, Mississippi, a man who ran on the old family values platform has been discovered with his hand in the cookie jar, or perhaps the lube jar. He was already under investigation for spending city funds for things ranging from exorbitant liquor purchases to lavish dinners. Seems this investigation turned up a recipt from a store in Toronto, Canada where the mayor was on a recruitment trip. The store, Priape, is a first rate gay sex shop that I have visited on several occasions. Lots of nifty toys, and tons of leather!
So now the mayor decides to come clean, so to speak. He holds a news conference where he admits to being gay and then says he will continue to govern the city and spend time with his family. I suspect that family time would be as interesting as an episode of "Real Housewives of Southaven". (although he is now divorced from his wife of 19 years)
It is really sad that people like Greg decide to hide their sexuality to advance their political career, only to be embroiled in this kind of crap. Had he been open about it, he might not have been mayor, but he would also have not deceived a town, his family and friends. He might have had a happy life and maybe even been successful in politics...albeit in another state.