Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dick of the Week: Andrew Shirvell Mike Cox

Until I just watched this AC360 clip, I'd only read about this story. I had no idea what a freakshow this Shirvell guy is. As a Republican political operative, vocal Christianist and person who testifies in court, I expected a much more articulate firebrand of a bigot—not this jackass. And, as is so often the case with these anti-gay crusaders, it will be no surprise when we discover Andrew Shirvell is a self-loathing homosexual himself.

And because this guy is so clearly deranged, the DOW award has to actually go to the person who appointed him Assistant Attorney General and continues to employ him—State of Michigan Attorney General and All-Around Asshole Mike Cox.

When confronted with the clearly offensive and borderline illegal behavior of his employee Cox tossed out this garbage statement:
"Mr. Shirvell's personal opinions are his and his alone and do not reflect the views of the Michigan Department of Attorney General. But his immaturity and lack of judgment outside the office are clear."

Yeah, yeah..."First Amendment rights...civil servant protections...etc."

Bullshit. Shirvell is walking right up to the line of stalking, harrassment and slander, and this is clearly conduct unbecoming of a state official and cause for dismissal. With his half-hearted slap on the wrist, Cox himself just called Shirvell's judgement and maturity into question, yet this guy is supposed to represent the State of Michigan in court? Are we supposed to believe he can treat all people equally under the law?

This guy might have a First Amendment right to be a dickhead, but he doesn't have a right to a taxpayer-funded job that he clearly cannot perform.

Fire. His. Ass. Yesterday.


Smitty said...

I see Cox asked him to go on a leave of absence.

Why? So he can bash full-time now?

Mr Furious said...

Well, he'll have to do it from afar... He's been declared a persona non grata at U of M, and he cannot set foot on campus.

Smitty said...

I watched the video. He may very well be gay.

Smitty said...

Cooper: " appears you are obsessed with this young, gay man..."

Oh yeah. He is.

Mrs Furious said...

" And, as is so often the case with these anti-gay crusaders, it will be no surprise when we discover Andrew Shirvell is a self-loathing homosexual himself."


Joe said...

I think there is something mentally wrong with Shirvell and he exercises extremely poor judgement. However......

The funny thing is that when the group wanted to build the mosque in New York at the 9/11 site, most of the left said, "Well, this America, so it's the right of the Muslims. But other than poor judgement, what has Shirvell done wrong here? I'm not justifying it, or supporting it, but free speech, even when it pisses you off and you want someone fired, is still free speech.

Mr Furious said...

Free speech on a general gay-bashing blog would be one thing...that would make him a dick.

Rather than attacking a group as a whole, this Shirvell guy is basically stalking, harassing and slandering a specific person. A person who is not by most definitions a public figure, and did nothing to Shirvell to warrant it. That, to me is over the line of acceptable behavior.

The fact that he is AAG, takes it a step further. Much as a cop tailing someone "off-duty" might not technically be illegal, it is certainly dubious behavior that warrants attention at a certain point. This displays a lack of judgement on Shirvell's part, and calls into question his ability to impartially perform his job.

Canadian Drugs Online said...

I am totally in disbelief of what I have just seen. How can you be this ignorant and bigoted. This man really sucks, and has faced the worst consequences of their actions.