This guy had potential - virulently anti-gay and representing the meat-and-potatoes county of Kern (petroleum and fast food are the chief economic engines), I give you Roy Ashburn!
Voters in Kern County clearly have mighty bad gaydar. Look at the man! I mean, just look at him. Note to Republican voters everywhere - take a close look at any of your candidates who publicly speak out against any gay rights. Really. Just sayin'.
The California Highway Patrol pulled over Senator Roy Ashburn at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday after an officer noticed a black Chevy Tahoe swerving at 13th and L Streets.
Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights
When the officer stopped the state-issued vehicle, the driver identified himself as Senator Ashburn. He was arrested without incident and charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level higher than .08% or higher.
A male passenger, who was not identified as a lawmaker, was also in the car but was not detained.
Ashburn was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and released on $1,400 bond.