Another one bites the dust

yg17

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http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/house/mark-souder-to-resign.html

Mark Souder to resign after affair
By Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake

Indiana Rep. Mark Souder (R) will resign his congressional seat after an affair with a staffer came to light, he said in a statement this morning.
"It is with great regret I announce that I am resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives as well as resigning as the Republican nominee for Congress in this fall's election," said Souder.
"I sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part time member of my staff," added Souder. "I am so shamed to have hurt those I love."
The news was first reported by Fox News Channel.
The revelations regarding Souder come two weeks after he survived a serious primary challenge from car dealer Bob Thomas who spent considerable sums of his own money on the race. Souder won
Stay classy family values conservatives.
 

yg17

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Was it a male or female staffer?
According to HuffPo, female. Regardless, I'm pretty sure someone who claims to be a religious Christian isn't supposed to go off and **** somebody who isn't his wife.

I'll give him credit though, he called for Larry Craig to resign after his little bathroom incident. At least he's keeping his word on that.

More to the point was it human?


Do you know of any human who would be turned on by that? I don't. Had to be one of those human-like sex robots :D
 

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Are we -Americans- just a joke to the rest of the world when it comes to sex? I'm not saying its ok to cheat on your spouse but isn't this the only country where people think they have to quit their jobs just because they fooled around on their wife/husband?
 

leekohler

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Are we -Americans- just a joke to the rest of the world when it comes to sex? I'm not saying its ok to cheat on your spouse but isn't this the only country where people think they have to quit their jobs just because they fooled around on their wife/husband?
Let's put it this way- I'm pretty liberal when it comes to all things sexual. I got called "uptight" in Berlin.

Yeah, I'd say we're a joke to the rest of the world when it comes to sex. ;)
 

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I think the funniest part is how he admits to having an affair with "a part time member of my staff." Why point out that she is a part time employee? Does that somehow mitigate the affair - that she didn't work a full 40 hours a week? Cracks me up. "It is with great regret I admit to an improper relationship with a member of my staff who is actually an independent contractor, and files quarterly tax returns, and doesn't get dental insurance, and is definitely not a salaried employee."
 

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I think the funniest part is how he admits to having an affair with "a part time member of my staff." Why point out that she is a part time employee? Does that somehow mitigate the affair - that she didn't work a full 40 hours a week? Cracks me up. "It is with great regret I admit to an improper relationship with a member of my staff who is actually an independent contractor, and files quarterly tax returns, and doesn't get dental insurance, and is definitely not a salaried employee."
"She's part time so I could only bone her part time! It was just a part time affair!"
 

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Let's put it this way- I'm pretty liberal when it comes to all things sexual. I got called "uptight" in Berlin.

Yeah, I'd say we're a joke to the rest of the world when it comes to sex. ;)
I don't think it's just you. Here in the UK our government ministers occasionally have to resign for sex stuff. It's better they do though. It avoids the general vomit-inducing embarrassment when it comes out later, as with ex-Prime Minister John Major banging one of his junior health ministers :D
 

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Better to resign than get voted out for being a hypocrite. Lets not forget this isn't just about sex, he cheated on his wife. That says alot about someones character.
 

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Are we -Americans- just a joke to the rest of the world when it comes to sex? I'm not saying its ok to cheat on your spouse but isn't this the only country where people think they have to quit their jobs just because they fooled around on their wife/husband?
I think the concern is not about morality in and of itself, it is about a person who vehemently espouses moral behavior and then sneaks around going against the very thing he preaches. Mark Foley, Larry Craig, John Ensign, you can pretty much assume that any high dudgeon moralist is in fact a BS perv. Jimmy Swaggart is a prime example, as compared to Billy Graham, who never made a huge loud noise on the subject and never had a scandal.
 

Queso

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I think the concern is not about morality in and of itself, it is about a person who vehemently espouses moral behavior and then sneaks around going against the very thing he preaches. Mark Foley, Larry Craig, John Ensign, you can pretty much assume that any high dudgeon moralist is in fact a BS perv. Jimmy Swaggart is a prime example, as compared to Billy Graham, who never made a huge loud noise on the subject and never had a scandal.
It could be said that the true comedy value everyone finds in US politics is that so many of your representatives have to portray themselves as overly godfearing in order to get elected. It sets them up for these later falls.

It would also explain why so many of these scandals happen to Republicans. They have to pretend to be purer than glacial water in order to get voted in by Republican voters in Republican areas.