The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Florida State Representative Bob Allen. He gets the award for the following.
TITUSVILLE - Embattled state Rep. Bob Allen, who has been vilified by computer bloggers and lampooned on late-night talk shows since his arrest on a charge of soliciting prostitution, is not a criminal or a racist and has no plans to resign, his attorney said Wednesday.Allen sure is disturbing. That can be said for anyone looking for sex in public restrooms. I like to do my business without having to worry if someone is gawking at me.
"Based on the police officer's own report, this case should be dismissed," said attorney Greg Eisenmenger, adding that he would file a motion for dismissal. "The officer did all the soliciting."
Allen's arrest July 11 outside a bathroom in a public park made headlines, but the release days later of his taped statement to police and other documents created a furor. Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio said in a statement Wednesday that Allen's remarks were "disturbing."
Allen, R-Merritt Island, told investigators he was just playing along when the undercover Titusville officer suggested oral sex and $20 because he was intimidated by the "stocky black guy," according to the statement.I don't know if State Rep. Bob Allen is a racist or not, but his excuse is pretty darn lame and that makes him today's Knucklehead of the Day.
Allen, who is white, also said that there "was nothing but other black guys around in the park" and that he thought he was about to be robbed. At the time, Allen was unaware the other men also were undercover officers.
Since the tape's release, residents and activists from across the country have called him a racist and demanded he step down from office.
On a side note- Why does the Orlando Sentinel prominently mention Bob Allen's party in this and another article when they fail to do the same when reporting on State Sen. Gary Siplin in articles here and here?
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