Aw, jeeze. Here we go again. An up and coming conservative figure mired in a gay sex scandal… or not if you believe the denials, anyway. Some of you may be familiar with the Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona, one Paul Babeu. He recently made a name for himself criticizing the Obama administration for its abject failures over Operation Fast and Furious, the disastrous gun running program sponsored by the BATF that has been responsible for the deaths of several federal agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens.

The Phoenix New Times, an alternative newspaper, recently published a story alleging that Sheriff Babeu was once involved in a gay relationship with a Mexican named Jose.

This Jose fellow told the newspaper that he was threatened with deportation by Babeu’s attorney if the relationship was made public knowledge.

As soon as the story was published calls were made to Babeu for comment. Finally, on Saturday, the Sheriff announced he was resigning as the co-chair of Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign, presumably to shield Romney from further controversy.

Babeu denied the claims made by the young man, but