Better to Be a Role Model Than a Litigant

Blog readers will recall a report by Jeff Gannon of Talon News that former South Dakota Senator James Abourezk is suing a 20-year-old website operator for calling Abourezk a “traitor.” Now comes a story by Gannon that Abourezk admits telling “everybody who would listen to me” that former South Dakota Senator Larry Pressler is gay.

The allegation regarding Pressler, which came at the time of Pressler’s last political campaign and which has been denied by Pressler, came from a book by Alexander Cockburn that was subsequently removed from publication in a settlement with Pressler.

Abourezk, who is half a century older than the young man he is suing, might consider becoming a role model instead of a plaintiff.

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