February 10, 2011

Congressman Christopher Lee's Hardware

For the life of me, I don’t know why Gawker buried the original, full length photo of Congressman Christopher Lee (R – Craig’s List),  the latest right wing politician who wasn’t living his truth.  Here’s Gawker’s main story, the photo Lee sent to a woman he was trying to get something going with cropped just below the belt line.  If you check out the photo accompanying the NYT article, they cropped the image even tighter.

Since “the smoking gun” in this story is the photograph, however, you need to see the whole picture (above) to fully appreciate the sexual suggestion in Lee’s email.  It’s not just that the guy posed without a shirt, it’s his inclusion of one piece of hardware to suggest another that makes this as damning as it is.

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