Tony Ray Thornton, the President and CEO of the Lubbock, Texas Planned Parenthood has been arrested for indecent exposure. He was arrested at a baseball field in Lubbock and is now free on $750 bond. Thorton had spent the weekend protesting Texas's decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood through the state’s Medicaid Women’s Health Program. It could be that Thorton thought he had been to an Occupy protest and was unsure of the proper etiquette when introducing himself to strangers. Most likely Thorton's actions don't violate Planned Parenthood's standards of conduct and his group's membership seems incapable of feeling embarrassment so this incident will probably soon be forgotten.
We here at TP@P tend to look askance at such spontaneous displays of affection but boys will be boys. Considering the outpouring of public support from the left following the online escapades of Anthony Wiener, we are confident that Mr. Thorton will overcome the public embarrassment and continue to stick it out in Lubbock.