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.