IN GOPer: I Just Talked About Baseball With The Young Man I Solicited On Craigslist

From Talking Points Memo:

State Rep. Phillip Hinkle, the anti-gay marriage Indiana Republican accused of offering to pay a young man he met over Craigslist for “a good time,” admits that he paid the man but contends that they didn’t do anything illicit — they just talked about “baseball and the view.”

Earlier this week, Hinkle said that despite calls from the Republican Speaker of the House for him to do so, he won’t resign. “Those people didn’t elect me,” he said. “The constituents did.” He says he already planned on not seeking another term in 2012.

He admitted to the Indianapolis Star on Tuesday that he did exchange e-mails with 18-year old Kameryn Gibson through Craigslist, on the section of the site meant for “casual encounters” between two men. Hinkle also admitted that he paid Gibson $80 “for a good time,” but denied Gibson’s allegations that he tried to prevent him from leaving the hotel room, exposed himself, and tried to pay him off with $100 cash, an iPad and Blackberry to keep quiet.

Soliciting male hookers on Craigslist is the excuse I use when somebody accuses me of talking about The View.


  1. Well if his wife isn’t talking about baseball and the view at home with him, can anyone be surprised if he has to hire a professional to do it for him?

  2. Now – for what it’s worth a significant percentage of the guys that have hired me “for a good time” really do want to just talk about the things they find interesting. Mostly it’s because they can’t get anybody else to listen to them about it (or at least fake attentiveness about it).
    But of course – that’s clearly not what’s going on here….
    Take it from a pro…

    1. My dad worked as a gentleman of the evening during the harder times of his life. A pretty high number of his clients really were just curious about the whole thing and paid him to talk and hang out with them. When he first started doing it he was afraid and kind of ashamed, but it wasn’t long before he looked forward to it. A lot of the guys were spectacular hosts aside from their nervousness and he ended up getting paid to be treated nicely by strangers.

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