Viva El Larry Flynt. In this slow, slow pre-Xmas week, he handed Vanity Fair a fun little blind item. It all dates back to a campaign Flynt held over the summer to build dossiers on politicians who have had “illicit sexual or intimate relations.” Apparently, a male Republican senator is into the man-on-man sex action and Flynt claims to have proof:
The ripest target now, Flynt claims, is a closeted gay Republican senator who is not Larry Craig, though last spring Flynt’s investigators were also pursuing rumors about Craig, going as far as putting a surveillance team on him, before his arrest in June for allegedly soliciting sex in a menâ€™s room at the Minneapolis airport. “The other shoe’s going to drop any day,” Flynt says, speaking of the other senator. “It’ll surprise a lot of people that he’s gay. And I’ll bet you he resigns the same day and rides off into the sunset. He won’t be as stupid as Craig… His boyfriend is in a quandary about selling him out. It’s really somewhat of a pathetic situation. But we also have other boyfriends that he’s been involved with… We got some motel records. We got some photographs. They don’t involve sex, but sort of romantic walks on the beach and that sort of thing.