Oh my, how the Party Of Family Values hath fallen. Lordy, there be tapes, video tapes to be precise, and they captured lewd behavior on the part of a certain congresswoman and her escort at a Denver theater production last week. The question then became “should the district attorney prosecute?” and to answer that question, the laws on the subject were reviewed. I don’t know about Quinn Gallagher, Lauren Boebert’s escort for the evening, but if I found myself in a sticky wicket like this one, I would not want to repeat the performance ever again. I would head for the hills in Aspen and back to my bar. Newsweek:

Colorado law states that public indecency is committed when a person performs certain acts in a public place, or in a place where the public is likely to see, including lewdly fondling or caressing another individual. Sexual intercourse; lewd exposure of the body but not the genitalia, with the intent to arouse or satisfy a sexual desire; and knowingly exposing one’s genitals to the view of another, under the circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm, are considered public indecency, as well.

According to statute 18-7-301 of the Colorado criminal code, public indecency is a petty offense sex crime punishable by fines and up to six months in prison for more serious offenses. It tends to carry lighter penalties, though, such as 10 days in jail and/or up to $300 fines, in addition to potential probation, community service or mandatory counseling.

But in most cases, such crimes don’t lead to individuals being classified as sex offenders. The law also differs from indecent exposure, which involves an individual knowingly exposing their genitals to satisfy sexual desires.

Lawyers have a difficult time proving public indecency, however, due to the broadness of the statute and the relative nature surrounding the act. Matthew Hand, a Denver-based criminal attorney, says that the law “is vague and overreaching.”

“To be blunt, not all intimacy is intercourse, and lewdness is in the eye of the beholder,” he states on his website.

Maybe. I agree that a lot of things in life are subject to a judgement call, but I think most reasonable people would agree that a man fondling a woman’s breast in public and the woman stroking a man’s penis, also in public, would probably be seen as very poor taste, if not actual lewd behavior. And it is certainly nothing that most people would want their minor children to see. I think we can all agree on that.

Boebert and Gallagher were having foreplay in a a theater seat. That’s not the norm. When all this was going on I emailed a  friend of mine, who has been a professional actor for about 60 years now, predominately a stage actor, and asked him if this kind of thing was normal, in his experience.

He’s worked in both Los Angeles, New York and regional theater and he says this kind of thing never happens. This was Bobo, the exhibitionist and attention-seeker and her male counterpart making a scene in a nice place. And why? Because they thought they could. Boebert is renowned for her arrogance and sense of entitlement and all that was on display this entire past week.

No charges are contemplated and if Boebert has two brain cells that are functioning, she’ll walk a different way from this time forth. Donate to Adam For Colorado and throw out the trash.

As Steve Schmidt noted when all this went down, “When the lowest and most unworthy people find the greasy pile of politics to be their natural home and the ecology where they can best thrive, the nation is in trouble.” Indeed we are.

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  1. That Weiss dude that’s going after Hunter Biden should take a hard look at this – the concept of PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION. Yes, a statute that isn’t exactly well-defined was broken so except in exceptionally bad/blatant cases it’s not prosecuted. Most people who did what Bobo the budding pornstar and her former squeeze did would get a pass and that’s what happened in this case. Hell, the prosecutor probably figured why waste money and staff time when Bobo in particular is already paying HUGE for her actions. She’s toast. Even RWNJ media is turning on her. Sure, Kevin McCarthy desperately needs her vote so she’ll keep her seat but even if no one takes her out in a primary she’s done in the 2024 election.

    In the meantime she’s involved in a divorce. I read in a comment to another story here on this whole tawdry, titillating (sorry, couldn’t resist!) affair that her hubby has been fighting getting divorced. I’ll be that’s changed. His lawyer is probably telling him NOW is the time to go for the gold. If hubby was hoping against hope she’d somehow get re-elected and he could get some kind of allowance that ship has sailed. He’d better get what he can in a divorce settlement while the getting’s good. So again, the prosecutor is better off leaving this one alone because Bobo is going to pay and pay much more than some fine and a couple of weeks in jail which is the most she would get.

    • First, you have to have some character to assassinate. If I was her pimp, she would be in big-time trouble right now and relegated to Shriner’s Conventions or fundamentalist Christian conferences.


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