I suspect that Donald Trump did very little vetting of those on his list of would be Supreme Court Justice nominees other wise he would have been aware of the continued rumors about William Holcombe “Bill” Pryor Jr., currently an eleventh-circuit judge and former rumor plagued Attorney General of Alabama. I wrote about Pryor's purported gay porn past here and here. And like every self-loathing closeted gay, Pryor is hysterically anti-gay (it makes good cover, or so the thinking goes in GOP circles - ask Ed Schrock and Larry Craig) and at the time I noted in part:
He holds the ignominious honor of being the only attorney general to file a brief attacking the Violence Against Women Act. Ever the defender of prudish virtue, Pryor threw himself into a defense of Alabama’s Dildo Law, which forbade the sale of vibrators. Dredging deep into the recesses of Federalist Society legal theory, Pryor argued that there is no right to privacy in Alabama and that the state had the authority to outlaw any kind of pleasure devices it wanted, even when accompanied by a doctor’s prescription. Naturally, Pryor is unwilling to apply the same legal mumbo jumbo to assault weapons.
His homophobic sentiments rival those of Senator Rick Santorum, the famously anti-gay Republican from Pennsylvania. In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court in the Texas same-sex sodomy case, Pryor urged the court to uphold the ban. "A constitutional right that protects ‘the choice of one’s partner’ and ‘whether and how to connect sexually’ must logically extend to activities like prostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography and even incest and pedophilia." Santorum and Pryor must have attended the same Christian Coalition prayer breakfast.The Bilerico Project also had fun coverage in the past and noted that the Alabama Bureau of Investigations (ABI) is looking into images that appeared on then-popular gay porn site Badpuppy.com in the '90s. Reportedly working on a few tips, the ABI is concerned that the full-frontal images feature federal circuit Judge Bill Pryor.
Now, thanks to Trump's inclusion of Pryor on his list of possible nominees, the story is back in the news. Queerty reports:
Various unnamed officials have identified the photo as authentic; but then again, it’s easy to claim all kinds of things anonymously.For his part, Pryor says it’s not him, just like every other Republican asshole caught doing something sexual.
For now, Trump hasn’t said anything about Pryor’s potentially-naked past. But lots of other legitimate legal observers have heard the rumors, and are only too happy to spread them. Maybe that’s the silver lining to Trump’s impending presidency: it’ll force some truly shocking secrets out into the open.
You can see the NSFW shot of possibly-Pryor here, along with some very wild theories on the topic.
Combined with Melania Trump's nude photos from her past, Pryor may yet add some entertainment value as Christofascists reveal their hypocrisy and flock to such "family values" Trump retainers. The coverage of Pryor at The Sword is most fun!