Skip to comments.Exclusive: Indiana Rep. Mark Souder to Resign Amid Affair With Staffer
Posted on 05/18/2010 6:11:33 AM PDT by rdl6989
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Wonder what the percentages are of politicians who can’t keep their pants on compared to common voters.
“...the extent of the affair would have landed Souder before the House Ethics Committee.”
Extent? What does that mean? Makes it sound like you can do it with the staff as long as you don’t do it for too long.
Or is it a veiled reference to financial impropriety?
It will likely be Bob Thomas who ran a close race against Souder. This maybe good in the long run. Souder was becoming and elist RINO.
Hopefully, they don't chose another Scozzafava. These party leader never fail to disappoint.
I always wonder if some sort of blackmail is involved in these cases—the politician gets in trouble, someone’s holding it over his head, and rather than wait for them to lower the boom, steps out and resigns to pick the lesser of two evils...
Given the same opportunities, probably about the same.
Bob Thomas was a good second in the primary, if he is picked, is he a candidate with conservative values?
>> was she worth it? <<
Doesn’t FR have “rules” to cover such questions?
“So he won the primary only to resign? That is low.”
Obviously, this affair was going on well before the campaign. He should have announced his “retirement” earlier this year. But he did not.....another reason why I am kinda glad he is gone.
Fellow FReepers.....Souders seat is in a very conservative part of the state and will remain in GOP hands.
Sad, there are no heroes anymore ...
Is sex so important for these men that they jeopardize everything for it?
Not happy in your marriage, get a divorce. It is legal and certainly better in the long run then having an affair with a staffer. Especially if you are a Republican. The media will not provide you any coverage.
Once divorced find a girlfriend (someone not on your staff). Then have your fun.
There is no marriage in Heaven. That’s why it’s called Heaven...........
Another argument for term limits, DC is so corrupting!! But, if we are going to track down affairs with interns, let’s start at the top. What’s going on in the White House?
Indiana law right?
Gee, having an affair with a staffer made Bill Clinton an International Victim Cause Celebre, and launced Newt Gingrich into the intellectual leadership of the Republican Party. What are they dumping on this guy for? /sarc
(oh...I get it....it’s only guys in $60K middle management jobs who boink their employees who get hung out to dry anymore)
Thanks for the figures.
Apparently, the party leaders will select the GOP candidate for November. Hopefully, they will select Bob Thomas, who is the logical choice.
Sorry, but just about everyone has some type of 'skeleton in their closet'.
I'd just be happy if they could keep ~it~ in their pants.
Anyone who volunteered to help this idiot get elected should personally be knocking on his door demanding he pay them for wasting their time, IMHO.
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