UPDATE: I'm waiting for Mr. Sanchez to endorse the Meehan legislation that would let him continue his service. In the military.
In this first-person piece he just wrote in Salon, former gay porn star and gay prostitute Matt Sanchez, a GOP hero, blames those evil liberals for outing his man-whore, porn star past. Sanchez, who starred in such thrillers as "Touched by an Anal: Four Hours of Heavenly Anal Action" - I'm not joking (this is NOT a work-friendly link) - now says that the porn industry is evil and liberal and that's why he became a conservative. Get it. It's our fault that he was a man-whore, it's our fault that he went in to gay porn. Uh huh. He also notes that his conservative friends are still embracing him. I'm sure they are. We've discovered long ago what hypocritees conservatives are about their family values. (We also discovered how many of the most ardent conservatives are big ole closet cases, so I'm sure they'd love to embrace you, Matt.)
Speaking of hypocrites, this guy says he's a Marine reservist. How cool is that. I didn't know they let gay porn star hookers in the Marine reservists. While I doubt there's a specific line-item in the Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) legislation covering starring in gay porn and engaging in gay male prostitution, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say it's probably covered by the spirit of DADT.
Then again, this guy is making history. By leaving this guy in the Marines, Bush is pretty clearly violating Dont' Ask Don't Tell and establishing a legal precedent for other gays (or guys who have starred in gay porn and worked as gay prostitutes) to stay in the military, since apparently gay sex no longer makes you gay per the Bush administration (then what does?). Yes, I'm sure Matt's conservative friends in the Bush administration, and his buddies Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity, won't have any problem with Matt remaining a Marine reservist and keeping his benefits now that they know he's a gay porn star hooker. They'll have no problem with Sanchez being the guy who brings Don't Ask Don't Tell to its knees (sorry, I had to). To paraphrase Syliva Plath, every conservative loves a gay man-whore.
The irony of course is that we evil liberals support Matt's right to serve in the military, his conservative buddies don't. Now, I've heard that Sanchez says he's not gay. Yeah, I'm sure there's an exemption in Don't Ask Don't Tell for guys who perform in gay porn movies and sell themselves as prostitutes to other man. He's not really gay, it's just a job, and an adventure!
Far more background from our Joe:
Andy at Towleroad tipped us off to the story of conservative star Matt Sanchez that was intially exposed by Joe.My.God. in post titled "Jeff Gannon Redux." That gets your attention, huh?
Seems that in addition to being a star at CPAC and in other right wing circles, including appearances on O'Reilly and Hannity, Sanchez has starred in a number of "films" that probably weren't being shown at CPAC -- or maybe they were:
Now, if you're like me, you might think, "Hmm, 36 years old and he's a junior in college and only a corporal in the Marines?" Odd, but not totally implausible. But Sanchez' face tinkled a few gay bells out there in fairyland, and last night I began to get emails letting me know that his rather late appearance on the Ivy League scene was because Sanchez has had a lengthy career in gay porn, working under the names Rod Majors (NSFW) and Pierre LaBranche, starring in such art films as Jawbreaker.... [This is where it gets not so work place friendly]Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. Sanchez had a "devoted following" from his film career. One wonders if Sanchez had a devoted following at CPAC?
Joe.My.God. is staying on top of this one. He's talked to Sanchez and just posted an interview with him here.