Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Is This Thing On?

They're calling him "Hot Mike" Duvall.

He's an Orange County Assemblyman, R-Yorba Linda, who did not realize his microphone was on while he was bragging about having sex with two women who were not his wife.

(YouTube video. Update: Video available on CBS site.)

This story has many of the twists of previous sex scandals: the moral hypocrisy of a politician with "family values," hubris, a sorry-I-got-caught apology (with resignation), eye-patch underwear...

Wow, this scandal certainly has some very juicy quotes:
“She wears little eye-patch underwear,” said Duvall, who is married with two 
children. “So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And
 so, we had made love Wednesday–a lot! And so she’ll, she’s all, ‘I am going 
up and down the stairs, and you’re dripping out of me!’ So messy!”
Gross! Republicans really don't believe in condoms!

But let's get to what the real malfeasance is here. Duvall, the vice-chairman of the Committee on Utilities and Commerce, was literally in bed with Sempra Energy's lobbyist.

The Courage Campaign is calling on the Attorney General to investigate Duvall. This isn't about the sex. It's about the corruption.

"Hot Mike" Duvall is yet another Republican lawmaker who will defend the "sanctity of marriage" but not the sanctity of democracy.


Trung said...

democracy now is reporting that he resigned due to the audio recordings

Kristen said...

Yeah I mentioned that part when I said "sorry-I-got-caught apology (with resignation)."

The GOP will take him back after he repents his sins to whatever fundamentalist preacher satisfies them.