In her book, “Lustful Utterances: Cohn to Bush 1981-1986,” Leola McConnell, a retired “muscle dominatrice,” claims to have participated in BDSM sex with George W. Bush back in the day when he was just a superannuated fratboy and son of the vice president. Here’s a quote from the book’s online promotional material:
Through “Lustful Utterances,” the reader can take a safe journey into the world of BDSM and into the very disturbed psyche of Alfred Bloomingdale, Roy Cohn and George Bush. Through Leola’s keen observations regarding BDSM, readers will look into the twisted psyche of these three men from a vantage point never before revealed by a dominatrice.
Her lean muscular, but feminine physique established her in the 1980’s as the go-to dominatrice for those in need of the real thing when severe punishment of the flesh was required.
While their professions differed, all three men were (and one still is) men of power that liked taking and/or giving pain in sexual scenarios involving domination and submission.
Both Bloomingdale and Cohn were very influential players in the New York/Washington D.C political scenes throughout their lives, while in 1984, George Bush was [then] the simple minded bisexual son of the seated Vice President of the United States, George H W. Bush.
[The description of Bush as "bisexual" refers at least in part to unsubstantiated gossip that Bush had an affair many years ago with Victor Ashe, a Tennessee Republican.]
Leola exposes them to the light of day, while explaining scientifically their psychological need for punishment, what it is rooted in and how the end result of those needs did and would result in a pathological predisposition for poor political polices, both in the US and abroad.
“Lustful Utterances” will leave many readers with knots in their stomachs but will provide clarity as to why the homoerotic-sado-masochism of Abu Ghraib prison could only have manifested itself on George Bush’s tenure as leader of the free world.
McConnell’s allegations against Bloomingdale, the husband of Nancy Reagan’s BFF and a member of Reagan’s kitchen cabinet, and Roy Cohn, the prototype self-hating Republican gay man, are in line with what is known about these fellows’ sex lives. But it’s hard to square kink with Bush’s history of fratboy loutishness and the absence of evidence that he possesses a functioning imagination. On the other hand, you never know. (See update below.)
What is evident is that McConnell has no hard copy evidence that she whipped the future president and called him bad names. Proof of this: She is not fabulously wealthy, nor is she dead.
All kidding aside, Bush may be into rough sex but the real reason he approved torturing prisoners is serious. He has a sociopathic indifference to the suffering of others.
Cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who has skewered politicians for decades in his comic strip “Doonesbury,” tells Rolling Stone magazine he remembers Yale classmate George W. Bush as “just another sarcastic preppy who gave people nicknames and arranged for keg deliveries.”
“It was just a coat hanger, and it didn”t hurt any more than a cigarette burn.”
– Bush when he was a fratboy at Yale
Trudeau attended Yale University with Bush in the late 1960s and served with him on a dormitory social committee.
“Even then he had clearly awesome social skills,” Trudeau said. “He could also make you feel extremely uncomfortable … He was extremely skilled at controlling people and outcomes in that way. Little bits of perfectly placed humiliation.”
Trudeau said he penned his very first cartoon to illustrate an article in the Yale Daily News on Bush and allegations that his fraternity, DKE, had hazed incoming pledges by branding them with an iron.
A view of “torture”?
The article in the campus paper prompted The New York Times to interview Bush, who was a senior that year. Trudeau recalled that Bush told the Times “it was just a coat hanger, and … it didn’t hurt any more than a cigarette burn.”
“It does put one in mind of what his views on torture might be today,” Trudeau said.
Update 2: Thanks to Charles Vermont and my coeditor Trish for correcting use of a made-up homonym.