Attorney General Bill McCollum and George Rekers have this in common: They were both happy to hire sleazy services, and they knew what they were getting for the money. Now both are having trouble explaining themselves.
McCollum personally chose Rekers, a notorious antigay psychologist, as an “expert” witness in Florida’s legal effort to defend the state’s indefensible ban on gay people adopting children. That decision is under renewed scrutiny following reports that Rekers traveled for two weeks in Europe with a gay male escort from Miami. Rekers denied having sex with the escort and said he paid him to carry his luggage. Taxpayers paid more than $120,000 for McCollum’s poor choice of Rekers for the state’s case. Neither man’s explanations are reassuring.
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