Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quote of the Day


"(I have) sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff."

-- Republican Representative Mark Souder of Indiana, an avowed evangelical Christian, announcing his resignation yesterday following an affair with a female aide

Ah, those evangelicals -- always looking for an excuse to fill you with the Holy Spirit.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

"bahdumbump - cheeeshh"

That one was for the kids?

Chez said...

I'm such a hack.

Che Grovera said...

Unfamiliar with this Republican use of the term "mutual relationship", I turned to the web and found this in the Medical Dictionary (the very first search result returned):

"The biological association of two animals or populations of different species, both of which are benefited by the relationship and sometimes unable to exist without it."

Is further commentary necessary?

Bill Orvis White said...

Here you go again. A man loses his way for a second, and here you try to run him out of town. You're more than a hack. You're a Godless villain who is tarnishing this once-great land with pre-convictions upon those who worked so hard to grant you the freedom to write such drivel.
You will be judged more harshly than the Honorable Mark Souder.
God Bless America,
Bill

Narbe said...

They're all fucking hypocrites.

L. said...

At least it was a woman...

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, pounding the staff into a member of the harem, I mean team, is one of the favorite pastimes of politicians. Mr. Souder has engaged in such a fine example of deceit and deception since 2004.

Everyone has their failing, but when this tool is going around preaching abstinence all the while having an affair. Hypocrite.

Personally I understand everyone has their failings. Forgiveness, yes. Absence of consequences, no.

The only thing he cares about is that he got caught. He is no leader and no Christian.

dick_gozinia said...

Did anyone else laugh when he said "part-time member of my staff"?

And yes...at least it was a woman.

Anonymous said...

he thought it was a drag queen.

Eric said...

At least it was with a woman? Aside from the self-hating-homosexual hypocrisy we so frequently see, what difference does it make that his "mutual relationship" was heterosexual?

Sorry, I just have to ask.

And insofar as the hypocrisy angle goes, doesn't the fact he was at the forefront of ab-only sex ed sort of compensate for the usual self-hating-homosexual angle? I mean, usually the problem with somebody banging a male staffer, soliciting a male cop, or traveling to Europe with a male package handler is that they were huge crusaders for/defenders of DADT or "traditional" marriage or "curing" gayism or whatever--surely Souder, as someone who made a big frickin' deal out of "sex should only occur in marriage" and presumed opponent of having sex with not-your-spouse in public parks has matched the usual homophobe hypocrisy note-for-note with his own little escapades?

Now, the fact he's resigning over it, and so quickly, that seems a little different. Usually these guys try to soldier on for a while before they resign or, depending on the year, "choose" not to seek re-election.

slouchmonkey said...

Can we see the aide? Who would fuck this guy?

Tabi said...

Bill White should have his own show. I want to see this guy in action. The act is just too good.

VOTAR said...

Try to stare as long as you can at that picture.

THAT GUY not only got a woman to marry him, he also got some pussy on the side????



I'm going on, what, like an 8 month dry spell here. Proof that there is a god, and he's got a real sick sense of humor.

CNNfan said...

She must've worked the evening shift.

Liz in Austin said...

[snort!] He said "member" and "staff."

motheralex said...

I don't think he was filling her with Holy Spirit...

Jester said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Souder#Influence_of_religion

^-- Quite amusing in context.

In terms of lack of compromise in the Bible, I believe it specifies death by stoning for adulterers?

Deacon Blue said...

@ Narbe...

99% of humanity (at least) is a bunch of fucking hypocrites. Of course, the folks on the far right and far left just happen to be much louder hypocrites.

@ Chez...

"...always looking for an excuse to fill you with the Holy Spirit."

It's sure a whole lot quicker his way. Skips all that proselytizing and reading of Bible passages and handing out pamphlets.

Anonymous said...

Bill White = Chez (sorry, I cannot ever think that "he" is real...it's more like a creation from The Onion).

Anonymous said...

Listen to his resignation presser if you have a chance.

Clearly it was not his fault since it was politicized.

Just like this asshat did with Clinton.

Sometimes karmic retribution happens. I love it when I get to see it.

Bye-bye now!

L. said...

Eric - Plain and simple I was being a sarcastic dick with the 'at least it was a woman' comment. It wasn't meant seriously, which I suppose isn't entirely obvious when read.

Eric said...

L.: Oh, that's cool then. Sorry if I got all stabby for no good reason--mea culpa.

Narbe said...

Deacon Blue,

That's what I really meant to say. I've got to learn to elaborate more.

kanye said...

Eric,

I read "ab-only sex ed" as ab-only sex and I thought to myself, "Tummy sex? What the hell is Eric talking about?"

God do I need a day off.

aaron said...

"...always looking for an excuse to fill you with the Holy Spirit."


Oh, is that what the kids are calling it these days?

becky said...

why did he have to specify she was a part-timer? for some reason that made me LOL

also, i know it's already been said but....who? WHO would screw this guy?!! MY EYESSSSS