City Council Rivals Out Each Other In Campaign
If you’re looking for an uplifting tale of the best of the LGBT community in political office, you won’t find it in this story. We’re officially creeped the hell out by the Glendale, California City Council.
Councilman John Drayman leaked information last weak about Councilman Mike Mohill’s three arrests for sexual offenses in public (Re: Cruuuuuuising) in the 80’s. Mohill took umbrage with this obviously, but made the surprising retort that these arrests don’t inhibit his ability to publicly govern.
We’re kind of “Uhhh…” about this. Dude, you were caught creeping around in a public park trolling for sex, which is against the law in the city you publicly serve. I’d say that’s a pretty clear contradiction, and Drayman had every right to share the information with your shared constituents.
Much more surprising was Mohill’s announcement that while he has been a happily married man since 1977, he told his wife he was gay in 1988, following his arrest. She’s totally cool with it, bro. Um…
Mohill didn’t take Drayman’s accusations sitting down for long, and took to the podium this week to tell the rest of the City Council that Drayman is gay himself. What the hell is going on in the Glendale City Council?! The beef goes down around the 3:30 mark.
Mohill went on to rail against Drayman, who he blames for making this campaign “personal” rather than “public.” Mohill claims that, for his part, his criticisms have been directed only toward Drayman’s public life, rather than his personal life. Mohill then went on to state Drayman is “reputed to be gay himself.”
To conclude, Mohill said “I would hope this statement would satisfy … lewd curiosity. I’m not so naive as to believe this statement, as agonizing as it, will not severely hurt my election chances. How badly, only time will tell.”
In an interview with Patch, Mohill’s nephew, Cory Mohill-Smith, revealed that the he and his brother only found out about Mohill’s sexual preference this Sunday. Mohill and his wife, Lorraine, had kept Mohill’s sexuality and arrests a secret from both of their families.
In Mohill-Smith’s opinion, Mohill was “forced to be outed” by Drayman. Though Mohill has gone so far as to liken Drayman to Adolf Hitler, Mohill-Smith maintained that his uncle has not “[attacked] Drayman on a personal level.”
Gentlemen Fellas, it’s time for you both to step down. Seriously. You’ve both become an embarrassment to your posts, your constituents, and the LGBT and human communities, respectively. The situation is never such that one needs to out their political rival as a homosexual, sex offender, alien lizard creature, or otherwise. That’s what leaks to the media are for. You look insane when you do it yourself from behind a podium. Hang up your gloves, boys. It’s time to go home.
And honestly, if this was grade school, you’d be accused of crushing on one another big time. Quit tugging each other’s pigtails.
Are you as mortified by these grown-ass adult babies’ behavior as we are?