The South Carolina Republican county committee that has required candidates to sign a pledge they never had premarital sex and that they'd never look at porn again has prompted a response from South Carolina Democratic chair Dick Harpootlian:
Since it is apparent porn and sex must be a big enough problem in the Republican Party to warrant a written pledge to avoid them, I would be very cautious about getting into a small space like a bathroom or a voting booth with a Republican.
I tend to think this is one of those bogus New York Times trend stories, but the feature writer still did dig up some people that revelations about Newt Gingrich's desire for an "open marriage" back in the days when he was boinking Callista while married to another has done wonders for those who think "polyamory" is hunkydory.
Today's smirk, from Talking Points Memo:
Perhaps you've read about Minnnesota Sen. Amy Koch, the Republican majority leader, who recently gave up her leadership position because of an "inappropriate relationship" with a Senate staff member.
The Penn State athletic director went on leave and a university vice president will retire it was announced after an emergency Penn State Board of Trustees meeting over the the school's failure to report allegations of an assistant football coach sexually abusing children.
Another congressman apparently gone in a sex scandal. CNN reports that Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon will resign fronm the House after being accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a fund-raiser's daughter, reportedly 18 at the time.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Scott Ellington, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas's Second Judicial District, said in a recent interview that, "There are no ongoing investigations by governmental investigative authorities" concerning the West Memphis Three case. Ellington may be the only person on the planet who believes there is "closure" in my case.