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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

more "family values"

It's extra-special good when a Republican who espouses "traditional marriage" and "family values" gets caught with their pants around their ankles.  Metaphorically speaking.

And so here is the latest hypocrite/clown: Vance McAllister.  A married Louisiana "conservative" gets caught kissing one of his staffers.  And not just a peck on the cheek.  

The staffer's husband is quoted in this article, but what is not quoted here is another thing I heard him say.  He claimed that McAllister really hit up the religious aspect during his campaign, and "I don't know anyone less religious than Vance McAllister".  

How fucking typical.  Pulling out the religion card to fool the rubes and get elected.  And, sadly, the rubes are soooo easy to fool.  Just wave a Bible around and they fall right in line. 

Staffer Who Was Caught Kissing Vance McAllister Resigns, While Congressman Keeps His Job

The staff member for Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) who was caught on tape kissing the married congressman has been "taken off the payroll," the News-Star reports.

On Monday, the Ouachita Citizen published a surveillance video purporting to show the Republican congressman kissing Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, his married district scheduler. McAllister later admitted that the video was of him, and apologized to his constituents.

"There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness," the congressman said in a statement. "I'm asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve."
Meanwhile, Peacock's husband says he is "devastated."

"I’m just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I’m going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,” Heath Peacock told CNN on Tuesday. "He has wrecked my life."

McAllister chief of staff Adam Terry says Peacock has already been removed from the congressman's payroll.

However, the congressman told the News-Star he has no plans to resign. He says he will seek reelection in the fall "unless there is an outcry for me not to serve, and so far there has been an outpouring of support, not for my actions, but for me to continue to represent the people."

Original.  I'm afraid so many of the good folks of Louisiana are so bone-stupid they will likely re-elect him.

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