MICHIGAN: State House Boots Adulterous Anti-Gay Tea Party Reps Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat

Early this morning the anti-gay Tea Party rep who concocted a bizarre gay hooker cover story to distract from his adulterous affair resigned from the Michigan state house shortly after it became clear that he would be expelled. His anti-gay “devout Christian” cheating partner stuck it out until she was expelled. The Detroit Free Press reports:

It took 14 hours, two failed votes and a day full of drama, but at 3:12 a.m. Friday, state Rep. Todd Courser resigned from his state House seat, and an hour later, Rep. Cindy Gamrat was expelled on a 91-12 vote, ending a controversial sex and cover-up scandal that has rocked Lansing for the last month. “I felt is was the appropriate thing to do. I put everybody through a whole bunch, my family, constituents and the people in this room,” Courser said. “You go 14-15 hours later, they would have been doing a third vote. I felt they were just going to go until they got their answer.” His resignation letter was short and simple: “I hereby tender my resignation from the Michigan House of Representatives effective immediately. It has been an honor serving with the dedicated members and staff of the House of Representatives.” Gamrat decided to stick it out and asked her colleagues to censure, rather than expel her. “I firmly believe in restoration and redemption,” she said.” I have done everything I can to redeem this situation and I’m sincerely sorry for what this has caused. I still believe my actions warrant censure, but not expulsion.” Her colleagues disagreed, voting 91-12 too expel her with five Democrats declining to vote on the matter.

Last month a tearful Gamrat pleaded for forgiveness with her cuckolded husband by her side, vowing that she would never resign. Before their affair was exposed, the pair had introduced a trio of anti-gay marriage bills that would have outlawed all civil marriages in Michigan. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

  • oikos

    What a wonderful start to the weekend. Thanks for posting Joe!

    • Treg Brown

      Holy shit oikos! Awesome new pubey Jeebs pic. 🙂

      • oikos

        Cernunnos, Treg. He has horns. 🙂

        • JT

          Maybe these two can get together and work out their differences to mutual satisfaction.

          http://s.quickmeme.com/img/5d/5d1d5754d978a6514f9eb73393825f772e8e58e419247d98fb55d1c381823e03.jpg

          • oikos

            Only if we get to watch. 😉

          • Christopher

            Or this!

          • Ben in Oakland

            Mormon godly incest.

        • Treg Brown

          That’s even better!

          • oikos

            The xtian base hate anything with horns and are unable to distinguish between their own beloved Satan and the pagan gods he was derived from.

          • Friday

            Well, more like they took their idea of a Devil and claimed he *looks* like other people’s Gods, etc, so they could call everyone else ‘devil worshippers’ and persecute everyone. 🙂

        • octobercountry

          I was going to ask if that wasn’t Hern the Hunter, but then looked up “Cernunnos” and see that they’re the same person!

        • Menergy

          That’s what I thought I saw in the thumbnail….! 🙂 Definitely horny!

        • Ben in Oakland

          I was going to say Herne the Hunter. same difference.

        • TheManicMechanic

          Hottest Bullwinkle ever.

      • Joe in PA

        I said the same thing yesterday! (And I got the phrase “pubey Jeebs’ from you! 🙂

        • Treg Brown

          Good morning Joe! Good to see u.

  • Homo Erectus

    Numbers 32:23
    “….behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out”.

  • Goodness gracious. I’ve just barely got the coffee brewing and the schadenfreude is pounding at the refrigerator door demanding to be let out and served up.

  • anne marie in philly

    YAYZ for the MI legislature! assclowns!

    • Gustav2

      Once a year, the MI legislature gets something right.

      • McSwagg

        For most state legislatures, that is the motion to adjourn.

  • Reality.Bites

    91-12. What a nail-biter that was.

  • The Professor

    This is from her website. LOL

    • Ed Burrow

      Hundreds of years? Just hundreds? Wasn’t it thousands at one point?

      • BlueberriesForMe

        Others:
        1. Since the beginning of time.
        2. Across time and space.
        3. Call Stephen Hawking for any additional time/space descriptions.

      • The Professor

        If you go back too far, as the religious nut bags often do, you end up with Solomon and Abraham. So, they conveniently stop where it best suits them.

        • McSwagg

          Or David and Johnathan. Or Naomi and Ruth. Or the Centurion and his servant. Or …

      • BobSF_94117

        Well, it is hundreds. If you believe in religious marriage being the backbone. In the West, it’s only been a religious thing for just about 1000 years.

      • Chucktech

        Well… You can’t go back more than 6000 years, you know…

    • I looked around on her website but couldn’t find her statement on adultery. Surely that’s important to her too.

  • Ninja0980

    Good riddance you hypocritical assholes.

  • kcken

    Adios, your dirty scum!

  • AtticusP

    i’ll have the schadenfreude omelette, with a side of satisfaction please.

    • Come on over, the coffee’s on but until I’ve had my first pot of it you’ll have to cook it up yourself.

      • AtticusP

        Just baked a fresh batch of Kim Davis on the Cross cookies.

        I’ll bring some with me… 🙂

        • Reality.Bites

          I’d have thought a cookie would be too flat to do her justice.

          • clay

            now we know why the cookie is flat?

          • AtticusP

            Good point. I should’ve gone with muffins…

          • Robincho

            Todd Courser went with the muffin, and look where it got him…

          • geoffalnutt

            Well, maybe if you put the muffins on the cookie…

        • Eric Bryce

          That must be some huge cookies. What did you put in the cross park, concrete?

      • clay

        I love how you Freudian slip in the morning.
        “until I’ve had my fist pot”

        • McSwagg

          Dagnabbit! I hate when I miss a good Freudian slip because the poster has gone back and edited it out.

  • GarySFBCN

    The pious among as are really the most infected.

  • Gustav2

    “I firmly believe in restoration and redemption for me and Kim Davis…that’s how it works, you know.”

    • clay

      Yeah, well, Gamrat could try restoring the legislative funds she misspent and redeeming the missing campaign funds, then we can talk about Davis.

  • Treg Brown

    To these uppity fuckwads.

    • Joseph Miceli

      You got my first laugh of the day. Thanks!

    • Christopher

      LOL I was going to post this very pic! 😉

  • Mark

    You know it’s going to be a good day when there is a double swirly party for teabaggers at daybreak.

  • Kieron

    Now where did I leave the Nelson Muntz gif…?

    • Mark Cross

      Good idea! Lemme pitch this in here…

      • Kieron

        Thanks! I knew it was around here waiting to pop up!

  • Reality.Bites

    I am wondering though, what grounds they had for expelling them. I can certainly understand that the Republican caucus has every right to expel them and force them to sit as independents on whatever grounds they choose, but should the legislature have the right to expel members who haven’t broken any laws? Or have they – is there more to it than just the affair?

    • Kieron

      Yes.

    • clay

      The reason was their co-working on re-directing campaign and legislative funds (which allowed the opportunity for their co-working on orgasms). The fact that Gamrat, and to a lesser extent Courser, chose to, again, re-hast their adulterating of their marriages was a diversion.

      • Reality.Bites

        Does re-directing basically mean stealing?

    • BearEyes

      From the article:

      “But Republicans said the 833-page report and testimony from both Courser and Gamrat, who both admitted misconduct in office and misuse of taxpayer resources but asked for censure rather than expulsion, clearly laid out plenty of reason to expel the two members.”

      It also took 2 amendments for investigations by the state police and the AG to bring democrats to vote.

      • MickinDetroit

        investigations that haven’t been done yet… and probably never will be.

    • John30013

      If their state constitution is anything like the federal constitution, there are clauses that allow each legislative body (the Senate and House of Reps in the federal case) ultimate control over their membership. So they can expel members according to whatever rules they’ve set up.

  • geoffalnutt

    Lying, Christianist scum? Impossible!!

  • Ninja0980

    Let’s not forget that next to VA’s, MI’s ban on same sex marriage was among the most draconian.
    It not only banned marriage but civil unions and domestic partnerships as well.
    If you were half of a same sex couple and worked for a public university, you couldn’t put your other half on your health plans because that violated the ban.
    And of this was done in the name of “protecting” marriage.
    That is why I have no pity for assholes such as this who have done more to ruin marriage then loving same sex couples ever will.
    They deserve all the scorn they are getting and more.

    • LovesIrony

      Nebraska’s was as bad as any

      • clay

        Wisconsin had civil unions, and then Walker got an anti-gay-marriage law that actually gutted recognition of existing legal unions.

        • Ninja0980

          They had domestic partnerships as civil unions were banned under their amendment.
          They did have domestic partnerships which the bigots tried to go after even though it didn’t come anywhere close to offering the full benefits of marriage.
          The handful of rights it gave us were still too much for them.

          • clay

            yes, WI had dp’s, not cu’s.

      • Ninja0980

        Nebraska’s was ranked along with MI, VA and SD as having the harshest bans because they went as far to ban private contracts between same sex couples.
        And it was the second oldest one in the country after Alaska too.

      • stuckinthewoods

        But VA’s was the worst. It banned all unions, essentially between straights too, and so broadly worded it could be read to ban any contract between any two people of the same sex.

    • MBear

      If we had law based on the bible they’d be stoned to death

    • MickinDetroit

      just a small point of fact, Courser and Gamrat were no where near the legislature in 2004. The Mi Government was controlled by Democrats and liberal Granholm was Governor. The Amendment passed because the democrats didn’t want to touch it because they were cowards.

      • Traxley Launderette

        You are so right.

      • Ninja0980

        Same in NY and elsewhere.
        Let’s be clear, Republicans are still the bad guys and were leading the charge on these bans but Democrats in so many places did NOTHING to stop them, and for what?
        They all lost anyway.

  • “I felt they were just going to go until they got their answer.”

    I wonder if anyone on this here blog thingy understands what that might feel like? To have some group of people — in this case a state legislature — discussing your private life in detail and in public, voting over and over and over and over to change the circumstances of your life. Maybe even get you removed from your job. Dragging your name through the dirt, seeing that your private actions are plastered all over the newspapers and airwaves. Why, that sounds like a horrible and completely unjust thing to experience and live through.

    • Ninja0980

      Karma’s a bitch sometimes isn’t it?

      • ZhyKitty

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        • oikos

          flagged bitch

          • Time Warper

            flagged for what?

          • BlueberriesForMe

            For being “commenting spam”.

          • Reality.Bites

            Anyone can flag anything for any reason. What matters is what Joe does about it.

          • Mark

            The arrow points to the “what.” Just look… It points to the subject of the flagged message.

      • Cuberly

        You called?……oh wait…

      • 2up

        My fav line from that movie…. from a performance that Robinson basically phoned in. All that was missing was the cigar.

    • Michael White

      They made their bed, let them sleep in it.

      • Mikey

        well, that IS what got them in trouble in the first place!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        I think behind the dumpster is more their style.

        • pj

          or in it

        • Snarkaholic

          I agree; the expression on her face and his beady little eyes strongly indicate that they’re hiding a hell of a lot more crap in their closets than just this.

          • McSwagg

            Perhaps there will be a grand reveal in, oh, about eight months or so?

          • Snarkaholic

            Or, like the Duggar scum, multiple ones. (Oh, and while we’re on the subject, has anyone found Josh yet, or is he still AWOL(?)

    • Brian Hesse

      I hope you are being sarcastic as LGBT people, that is our life every day

      • You can join me and AtticusP for breakfast. While you’re here I’ll have a look at the settings on your Sarcas-O-Meter.

        PS: Bring bacon.

    • BearDAD

      Yes, actually I do. Group at work (incl some management) decided they didn’t like the fag at work and made my life a living hell. In the Michigan case their hypocrisy has made this public stoning inevitable.

      • ZhyKitty

        I am so sorry that happened to you. : (

      • Helookalikaman79

        I am sorry, I went through a mild case of it… the job wasn’t worth it….Found a better job with great coworkers and even more money!!! It was a win win…

    • Joe in PA

      Perfect. That is all.

    • Patrick Christ

      Well said.

    • Buford

      I missed the snark on the first pass… need more coffee.

      • No problem, Buford. Time for me to head in to the studio but I’ll leave the back door unlocked and the percolator plugged in. Come on over and help yourself. Just unplug the coffee pot when you leave.

    • fuow

      Yup. It’s awful.
      Tee-Fucking-hee.

      • Latebrosus

        Joe, you doesn’t use “HA HA HA” as a tag anymore?

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      A beautifully sarcastic statement, Stogiebear. Perhaps this will teach them a tiny bit of empathy and compassion.

      • Reality.Bites

        Less than no chance.

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          I’ve always been a bit of an optimist. Forcing shoes on other people is often the only way to teach some people what life has failed to.

          • Bj Lincoln

            I’m afraid if you tied them to a chair and crazy glued the shoes to their feet, they would NEVER understand.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            You are likely correct, Bj. But some are capable of being educated when they are wearing those shoes. Most will cling to their bigotry no matter what.

          • ZhyKitty

            If you spent one day with me, immersed in the right wing blogosphere, I could win you right over to the pessimistic dark side where they’re concerned.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            In my defense, I did use the word perhaps. I’ve spent my time immersed in that pit, Zhykitty and had to stop. Besides the fact that it made me ill, it was difficult to continue putting my efforts into the fight for LGBT rights. I had to make a choice.

      • Bob Conti

        Sadly, that’s doubtful.

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          You are likely correct.

    • PiperPine

      Congratulations sir you have won +20 internets today which can be exchanged for a wide variety of kudos.

      Brilliant commentary and answer 😀 extremely well crafted. Bravo

    • Christopher

    • EDinMCO

      But then they prayed for their religious do-over, and Gawd said, “We’re cool,” so all is forgiven and now they’re being unjustly persecuted for their beliefs. Thanks Obama!

    • RedRider67

      Are you serious? Or are you one of these creeps? It’s called PUBLIC LIFE. It’s called BEING HOISTED BY YOUR OWN PETARD. I’m tickled pink! These are vile disgusting wretched evil people who vote over and over and over to change the circumstances of OTHERS’ lives. Stuff a sock in it with your pearl-clutching!

    • dzerres

      Seriously? That’s what you think happened? Wow, the ignorance of your lament is just sad, very sad. Turns out my yellow lab is smarter than you are.

  • JT

    Video of teabaggers in the act of teabagging to follow. Stay tuned.

    • MBear

      Okay….ew

  • Robincho

    Am I correct in assuming that expulsion will look WAY worse on Gamrat’s résumé than a mere censure?

    • She’ll be a regular on the Martyr Tour™ before the day is out.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, absolutely. Courser can actually say without lying (imagine THAT, for a Teabagger) that he resigned. Missy Gamrat was FIRED.

    • ben

      I’m pretty sure she loses all her retirement benefits, too.

      • brian

        I doubt she had any. She was just seated in January.

  • Blobby

    so he’s a cheater AND a liar – as he said he WOULDN’T resign.

  • Ninja0980

    I wonder if their spouses will stick by them now that they are out of political power?

  • RoverSerton

    I live 4 miles from these clowns office. So glad to see any republican get thrown out but there is a ton more in there. Damned Gerrymandering! 2 of them thrown under a bus…. a good start.

    • John30013

      So, schadenfreude aside, what happens to the voters in these two scumbags’ districts? What representation do they have in the state legislature now? Will there be a special election to fill those positions, or will those voters remain disenfranchised until the next regular election?

      • RoverSerton

        no idea. not my issue. Less done by them, the better.

        • IamSmartypants

          It’s up to the governor. He can call a special election which would cost a buttload of money that’s not in the budget, or just wait until the presidential primary next March.

    • JustSayin’

      Hopefully your local dems will remember this come next election and boot out enough of the clowns to gain the majority again.

  • Todd20036

    Stupid hypocrites. And such a weird lie.

    • Ninja0980

      Sounded great in theory but actually trying it is another matter entirely.

      • clay

        Wait, are you suggesting Courser actually tried gay sex?

        • Ninja0980

          Nope, from what we can tell he sticks to women, just not his wife.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            ‘sticks to women’ hehe

          • clay

            sticks (it) to women

  • LovesIrony

    Bye bye bitches take your homophobia and shove it up your expelled hypocritical asses. I’m smiling at your downfall.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Great! Frees them up to be GOP presidential candidates.

  • TJay229

    Ho hum…this was their karma payback for fucking with the gheys, they had to pay the price.

  • Stubenville

    Pity.

    /sarcasm

    • BlueberriesForMe

      “Could not have happened to a nicer two people.” The Lard, once again, “moves” in “mysterious ways”.

  • Dale Snyder

    Poor christians.

    Maybe with their commendable morality FRC style Tony PerKKKins will hire them.

  • “I firmly believe in restoration and redemption” – BAHAHAHA yeeah I bet! They’re all about that forgiveness and restoration bullshit (but only for themselves!), especially when they’re caught doing shit!

    • Chucktech

      “I firmly believe in restoration and redemption” In your case, not me, bitch…

    • Friday

      Well, she can go ahead and try and restore the LGBT lives she’s targeted and the people she’s hurt with her blatant hypocrisy and projected hatred and sanctimony… In fact, she may as well take the rest of her political career off and get to work on that immediately. 🙂

      • McSwagg

        Good suggestion, but I’ll not hold my breath waiting.

    • McSwagg

      The Bible records a couple of core manifestos of the “Jesus” message. They are the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. These two need to go back to Christianity 101 and review.

      From ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ …
      Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

      This is why they are not forgiven.

  • bkmn

    So for the Michigan GOP it is OK to have an affair (this is not the first it has happened) but if you manufacture a stupid excuse you get the boot.

    • McSwagg

      I think it was the Gay aspect of the excuse that got them booted. It’s always the fault of the Gays. That’s like a commandment or something.

  • Guess

    Now they’ll be freed up for their new CBN morning show: GOOD DAY HYPOCRITEVILLE

  • Guess

    Speaking of Michigan crackpots, I see our old pal Janice Daniels is posting interviews with her Tea Party pals on YouTube. Maybe she’ll invite Gymrat over for a chat!

  • Mr. Spiffy

    I hope the whore and her slut are able to find gainful employment and don’t end up living off the taxpayers.

    • Reality.Bites

      Now, now, there’s an alternative – living in the gutter, begging for scraps.

      • Mr. Spiffy

        I highly endorse this product or event.

      • billbear1961

        Fighting the rats for them!

  • dcurlee

    Good riddance

  • Doug Taron

    Bye bye sugar. And not a minute too soon.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Toodles.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Ah, such a quaint expression. Thanks for reminding me of it!

  • John

    They can join the Duggars on TLCs new reality variety show, “the Hypocrits & Self-Pity” hour.

  • WNY

    ..

  • billbear1961

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

    Good fucking RIDDANCE, you nauseating HYPOCRITES!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Diu2N8TGKA

    • Bear, you have excelled yourself!

      • billbear1961

        This story has put me in the most marvellous mood, Roger!

        My God, the hateful frauds had it coming–and HOW!!

  • MickinDetroit

    Not that I don’t think this was ultimately the right result, the method by which it happened is quite undemocratic and smells like payback. the leadership struck a ton of testimony from the record that was about the how and when the R leadership found out about these shenanigans and marshaled this vote on a totally insane timeline. I mean really, what what hte need to do this at 3 am? The issue for the Democrats and others that were uncomfortable with this vote is that the leadership allegedly knew LONG before this all came out and didn’t do anything ( that email went out last spring) and it smells like retribution for loud mouth backbenchers not knowing their place.

    This is anthony weiner territory here. They should have been censured and if they had any integrity, resigned. if not, they should have been recalled or primaried… let their constituents decide their fate, not some cabal of Rs that they’d pissed off. Having a show trial and an expulsion over infidelity and being spectacularly bad at their jobs just smells funny. I am loath to agree iwth Courser, but he made a decent point about how low the bar has just been placed with what constitutes expulsion from the legislature.

    • BobSF_94117

      Indeed. Whenever “justice” resembles a rushing train, something else is going on.

    • brian

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the situation. I grew up in the Lansing area and have been following this saga a bit via MLive but your summation of the event was far better than anything that I’ve seen.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      You know much more about this than I do but I suspect the R’s were embarrassed by the blatant hypocrisy of the two and wanted them gone. Don’t remeber that hypocrisy played a role in the Weiner affair.

      • MickinDetroit

        Hypocricy isn’t a justification for expulsion from the chamber. I get that there is probably a case they misused staff and tax payer resources by having staff cover the affair….but I’d imagine an audit of every state rep/senator’s office would come up with some sort of misuse of office staff or tax payer resources.

        Schadenfreude in watching two teahadist assholes getting the boot for extra marital sexy times…which I’m enjoying immensely… aside, there was very little about this process that seemed above board.

  • motordog

    Hmmm…what is this strange, exquisite feeling? Oh, yes…the Germans call it schadenfreude.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo

  • M Jackson

    Horrible, horrible people get what they deserve. That’s nice.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Ha-Ha-Ha!

  • Lakeview Bob

    Love it when Republicans eat their own. Doesn’t happen nearly enough.

  • I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning!

  • Michael Carson

    Hypocrites! All republicans, tea partiers and conservatives. They do the most cheating, stealing, and lying.

  • All the kings horses and men

    Another example of the phase transition away from “Fear God,” ” I want my country back,” that whole spectrum of Tea Party childishness. Children are often afraid, and throw tantrums, but they grow out of it with age. Reactionary adult fear is based on weakness, and it cannot sustain itself. The fearful county clerks, the action figure “militia” clowns du jour, the wack job legislators, are Humpty Dumpty delusional. The tangled web is unraveling.

  • they unmade some beds, i guess they can go lie in them now.

    • McSwagg

      I thought I read somewhere that they were caught doing it on the office floor. Not that it really matters.

  • SockMikey

    How’d that gay-hooker diversion from adultery work for ya?

  • Sean

    ..

  • Ben in Oakland

    “I firmly believe in restoration and redemption.” Is that Christianese for something or other?

    Like “I got caught?”

    • ECarpenter

      Meaning yes, I am a hypocrite, but that’s ok because I’m a hypocrite for Jesus.

      • Ben in Oakland

        As mrs. Olsen used to say…

        Dot’s de richest kind.

        Did I just date myself?

  • Octavio

    Go Michigan!

  • jomicur

    But he was so sincere in his hypocrisy!

  • SilasMarner

    Don’t you just love it when POS cockroaches like this get exposed to the brilliant sunlight of the day? Watch them scurry for cover, back to the sewage pits where they came from.

  • I haven’t followed this closely at all, but from what I understand their “crime” was to have an affair with each other? No swindling of funds? No kick back money for votes?

    Why does this even warrant expulsion from their jobs? They are both adults, and the sex was consensual, so whats the issue? It sounds to me its more puritan anti-sex judgement crap. I could care less that the affair was adulterous, thats between them and their spouses. We really need to get out of other people’s bedrooms.

    • You have a point, however they were destroyed by the machine they created.

      • Like the creator of the guillotine.

    • ECarpenter

      It’s not the affair, it’s their hypocrisy which makes them deserve this punishment. It’s clear you haven’t followed this closely at all. You don’t seem to have noticed that they are rabid Fundamentalists who have been using their position to punish people they claimed were “sinners”. While they were, by their own religious beliefs, sinning mightily with each other.

  • MrRobotoLA

    Well, darn, this totally doesn’t ruin my day.

  • JustSayin’

    Now cue the attempt to spin this as gay satanists attacking them a good Christians who had made a mistake but are forgiven by god.

  • Dollars to doughnuts they’re still fucking. Or at the very least he’s getting a blowie in the car in a CVS parking lot. There’s no way that a guy with a swag goatee like that isn’t getting laid.

    • McSwagg

      Speaking for the ‘Swaggs’, don’t limp him in with us.

  • Michael Hampton

    Maybe now Michigan will get rid of the laws that those 2 got passed that allow same sex couples to be discriminated against by adoption agencies. Until then, I will keep my money out of that state.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Girl, if you’re at a party, and 90+ of 108 people want you to LEAVE, how could you not pick up on that?

  • DonnaLee

    I’m happy these two will be a footnote in history.

  • Gordon.

    I wish we could get rid of U.S. Congress members this easily.

  • Jim

    “I firmly believe in restoration and redemption…” Especially for me, guys, so forgive me, restore me, redeem me, keep me employed. That’s your job, Get to it already. Besides, what did I do that was so wrong? Beats me. Who cares about lying to the public, oath breaking, and adultery these days? And FYI: Jesus has already forgiven me. That’s his job. So there. Do yours.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    That story has all the makings of a Coen Brothers-style black comedy. Or maybe a Mel Brooks-style all-out slapstick.

  • fandancy

    Two hypocrites. It’s great they were exposed. They should have quietly resigned when they were exposed. Now they look like the hypocrites they are, especially Gamret who apologized for getting caught. They deserve each other.

  • safari2bongaloo

    At least the local Tea Party isn’t overreacting:

    ““On 9/11 2015, the terrorist network in Lansing Michigan (sometimes called the Republican Party leadership), has taken down the Twin Towers.

    “It took more than a few box cutters to destroy the foundation, but included well placed explosives in a true conspiracy to cover the truth.

    “Justice has not been served in this matter, but destroyed.””

  • RedRider67

    also? LOOK AT HER – crazy eyes much?

  • e jerry powell

    So let me see if I understand: it’s not so much the affair that the legislature objected to (although they did have problems with it), but the cover-up? I’m not saying that it’s bad if that’s the way it went down, because the cover-up is an even greater breach of ethics, but somehow, the hypocricy of Christianist adultery just doesn’t seem that big of a deal in political circles lately. Even at the Federal level, fewer politicians seem inclined to resign outright, and someone like David Vitter still has a seat in the Senate.