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White House official criticised for advice he gave to gay student

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  1. Brian Burton 1 Oct 2009, 4:25pm

    Raking over the long dead ashes of an old fire 21 years old. What the hell is the point? We would all have acted differenyly with for-sight!

  2. wolfeyesmn 1 Oct 2009, 6:08pm

    Sure, report the incident so kids learn never confide or ask adults for advice. So many things are a big deal because we make them a big deal, nowadays.

  3. Having an illegal sexual relationship with a 15 year old is a “big deal”. I’m not saying it’s right for conservatives to bring it up 21 years later. But to dismiss it as “not a big deal” takes away from the seriousness of the crime.

  4. Presumably, he was an altar boy.

  5. WTF – let it go – get over it. If the Americans continue to do this – dragging up up past happenings then they will become similar to the PIS party in Poland looking backwards with a result the country does not grow or move forward. People make mistakes. I agree with you Brian Burton. Or is this story really about money?

  6. Brian Burton 2 Oct 2009, 8:21am

    Rich,
    About money? I would not think so. About finding where the bodies are buried? more to the mark. Any appointee of Obama is going to be screwtinised carefully. Not withstanding the man is Gay, but, what else? The Americans are obsessed with background and what went on before and that is what a person is judged on, always the past. In the UK, they only worry about wheather a person uses their hands correctly when giving a speach on TV.

  7. This is an attempt to make him look like the bad guy
    At the end of the day telling the kid to stop the relationship wouldn’t have worked and it was the authorities that should have done something about it, not the teacher

  8. If it had been a girl having a relationship with an older man, I doubt there would have been so much fuss. Stupid, backward, spiteful country.

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