Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Do Reps and Congressmen have no Morals clauses?

A few weeks ago, Rush said that we could be sure Romney's tax returns were clean because he had been aiming for the Presidency for a long time and he wouldn't do anything stupid. I pointed out that politicians and businessmen and so many people with so much to lose have been doing stupid things since time immemorial.

So, today Rush talked about the Democrat representative soliciting oral sex on Craigslist.

I dont' care if it's a Democrat or a Republican, anyone who solicits sex instead of dating and getting a significant other to perform those functions is an idiot. I wonder if this guy is married with a family?

Note the bolded portion below, "It was only sex, it doesn't affect his ability to do his job."

Bushwa. Does a guy who solicits sex from Craiglist to be trusted with anything? I mean...Craiglslist? Meeting total strangers for sex, strangers who could attack you, kill you, take your money?

Guy's an idiot.

And which one of them urinated on the woman's car????

Gauthier is openly gay, so at least he wasn't cheating on his wife. But in a way that makes it worse. If you're openly gay, then what are you doing trying to get sex this way? If people know your gay, then why don't you just do the dating scene like everybody else, gay or straight? Why advertise for stranger sex on Craigslist?

RUSH: Folks, there is a story out there that hasn't gotten a lot of coverage. It is in the New York Daily News, but it's not gotten much traction. Let me share with you the details here. "Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop. While Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, will lose support from fellow Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members if he continues with his campaign, party leaders stopped short Monday of asking him to immediately resign."

Now, this guy has admitted to give sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop. (interruption) That's right. Gerry Studds in Massachusetts got promoted for this in the House of Representatives. He got a standing ovation in the process for hanging tough against calls that he should quit. You want to talk double standard? And again, there's nobody saying that this guy is doing damage to the Democrat "brand." And, quite frankly, he's not, because there aren't any lofty expectations of Democrats.

When you hear that a 56-year-old Democrat has admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop? Meh! What's unusual about that? It just doesn't register. "So?" It's not that big a deal when a Democrat does it, and the Democrats know it. "The first-term legislator wasn't charged in the alleged July 22 encounter because the legal age of consent in Minnesota is 16 and no money was exchanged, according to the St. Louis County attorney's office.

"Police say the two had oral sex behind a rest stop pavilion in Duluth after the teen responded to Gauthier's Craigslist ad looking for a 'no strings attached' sex. Police reports made public last week say Gauthier came clean about the rest stop rendezvous. The teen reportedly told officials that Gauthier was a stranger and he lied to the unmarried lawmaker when he said he was 18 years old. Troopers were alerted to the alleged incident by a woman at the rest stop who was complaining about a male urinating on her car."

Now we go to all of these ingredients in a story involving an elected Democrat, not a Democrat candidate for anything, and there aren't any stories about any damage to the Democrat brand. This guy's story did not cause Obama to end his two-month boycott of the media. We haven't heard Obama speak out against Mr. Gauthier, or Gauthier, however pronounces his name. "Trooper Scott Parker wrote in a report that he came across another man -- later identified as Gauthier -- behind a rest area building, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

"'It was at that time I noted his zipper was open and part of his shirt was hanging out. I asked him why his zipper was down and he said he didn't know,' Parker wrote. 'I told him to zip it up and leave. The male seemed nervous.'" Zip it up and leave. (interruption) It is. It's a Ted Kennedy moment: Zip it up and leave. "Gauthier took office last year representing the Duluth area in the Minnesota House of Representatives." So it's a local guy.

It's a state office; it's not a national office. The chairman of the Democrat Farmer-Labor Party "Ken Martin said in a statement Monday that Gauthier's actions are 'inexcusable.' 'No one in our party condones what he did, nor will we defend him in this matter,' Martin said..." But Democrat-Farm Labor "[P]arty leaders stopped short Monday of asking him to immediately resign." So we just mentioned this.

They're saying it's a private encounter, and it didn't affect anybody's ability to do their job, and it was only sex. You know, the usual excuses we get when Democrats are involved in this kind of thing. From the Pioneer Press newspaper: "Gauthier's district is a reliably Democratic one and the situation may complicate efforts by Democrats to regain control of the House." Might. It "might complicate" efforts. It's not guaranteed to complicate. It might not complicate, either.

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