Bill McCollum Paid Antigay Activist $120,000; How Many "Long Strokes" Does That Buy?
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McCollum tried to pin it on the Florida Department of Children and Families. But then these letters surfaced showing McCollum himself forcefully insisting that Rekers' testimony be heard in the state's effort to prevent adoption of children by gay people.
Knowing what we now know about Rekers and his affinity for sensual massages from young men, did he defraud McCollum?
By the same token, there's little doubt at this point that Rekers himself is a fraud on a personal level -- and that activities in his private life annihilate whatever credibility he may have on a professional level.
Unfortunately for Florida taxpayers -- and for a McCollum campaign that would sure like to get that money back -- this fraud appears to have made a clean getaway.
But from a political standpoint, the episode displays an appalling lack of judgment on McCollum's part. Even had Rekers not been exposed, it was foolish and wasteful for McCollum to seek the doctor's "expert" testimony.