TheMiami Herald columnist weighs in on the George Rekers controversy: "As initially reported in Miami New Times, Rekers recently went on a two-week vacation to Europe. He took with him a male traveling companion, one Jo-vanni Roman -- alias 'Geo,' alias 'Lucien,'' age 20. Rekers found said traveling companion advertised on rentboy.com , a website featuring images of admirably fit young men whose gym fees and personal trainer costs evidently leave them little budget for clothing.
"Rekers paid Roman's expenses and gave him $75 a day. He certainly had the wherewithal to do so, having recently pocketed over $120,000 from the state of Florida to testify in favor of the state's ban on gay adoptions. So in effect, Florida taxpayers helped Rekers rent his rentboy. Florida, for what it's worth, is projecting a $6 billion budget deficit for next year."