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(The Wire)   "Family Values" GOP Congressman caught on an office security cam making out with an aide does the honorable thing and...demands the FBI figure out how the hell anyone got their hands on that tape   ( thewire.com) divider line
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2014-04-09 11:40:34 AM  
Shocking. Truly.
 
2014-04-09 11:43:09 AM  
Shortly after, McAllister admitted to the affair and apologized, while vowing to remain in office. However, the staffer lost her job with the Congressman's office shortly after

Vance McAllister  is a shiat stain on the underpants of humanity.
 
2014-04-09 11:44:54 AM  
Let's set aside the hypocrisy of his wandering hands and mouth for a second and consider that someone may be surreptitiously recording the workings of our congressmen and using it against them.  Pretty sure Nixon ended up leaving the Oval Office over something similar.

Unless it was just this Rep's own security system, then... damn buddy, show some freaking situational awareness.

Okay, after reading TFA, disregard the previous and consider this: "However, the staffer lost her job with the Congressman's office shortly after."

Damn, son, you as cold as ice!
 
2014-04-09 11:45:18 AM  
An article I submitted this morning said that his campaign manager (also female) released the tape. I'm thinking there's a jealous lover thing going on

how many staffers does he have to sleep with before this ends?
 
2014-04-09 11:49:47 AM  

SilentStrider: Shocking. Truly.


I know, right? A FEMALE staffer. I was gobsmacked...
 
2014-04-09 11:52:24 AM  
Tape?
 
2014-04-09 11:53:37 AM  
Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?
 
2014-04-09 11:55:22 AM  
He is just being pro-traditional marriage.

Traditionally, a lot of married men still get some strange on the sly.
 
2014-04-09 12:00:47 PM  
Worked for Mitch McConnell.
 
2014-04-09 12:03:13 PM  

factoryconnection: Let's set aside the hypocrisy of his wandering hands and mouth for a second and consider that someone may be surreptitiously recording the workings of our congressmen and using it against them.  Pretty sure Nixon ended up leaving the Oval Office over something similar.

Unless it was just this Rep's own security system, then... damn buddy, show some freaking situational awareness.

Okay, after reading TFA, disregard the previous and consider this: "However, the staffer lost her job with the Congressman's office shortly after."

Damn, son, you as cold as ice!


And probably just handed the staffer a hell of a sexual harassment suit.  not to mention the one all the women who DIDN'T sleep with the boss would have ....(giving special favors to a staffer who is sleeping with you is exactly the same as firing/causing adverse job effects to a woman who refuses to sleep with you)

But I am guessing this is yet another labor law Congress exempts itself from
 
2014-04-09 12:11:28 PM  
They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:

Hon. Speaker Boehner:

As you know, news reports have recently emerged alleging my romantic involvement with a former staffperson who has recently left my employment to spend more time with her family. Unfortunately, these reports have been used by the liberal media to attack me specifically and conservative values broadly. However, they do not tell the full story. I write today to inform you of the full facts and the grave concern that they bring.

For some time now, I have suspected grievous security deficiencies in the my Monroe district office in Louisiana, a Federal building. I have on numerous occasions been led to believe, by reputable sources whom for their own safety I cannot name, that our building security personnel, many of them unionized, have been infiltrated by well-funded partisan operatives seeking to "create scandal" using whatever methods they can. I believe that this is part of a much larger, more sinister, carefully coordinated effort by the opposition to discredit, using whatever inflammatory and out-of-context material they can obtain, the Republican Party and conservative movement as a whole.

The incident that has been so widely reported was, in fact, my attempt to launch a "sting" operation that would force any infiltrators within my district office building to reveal themselves. What I have not yet revealed publicly, but am revealing now, is that the actual physical contact between myself and my staffperson, supposedly "caught on film," was in fact a staged and pre-planned action. Careful review of the footage will show how, throughout the recording, we are very carefully positioning ourselves in plain view of the cameras and ensuring that those filming us would believe they had actionable material. Now that this material has been released and our suspicions confirmed, I hope that you will see the need to take immediate, aggressive action to ensure that breaches such as this do not exist in other Federal facilities.

Mr. Speaker, it has always saddened me that we live in a world where such a reality as "security" is even a concern. However, I am a man of the world and understand, as I know is the case with you, that "reality" and "ideal" only rarely intersect. The reality is that our political system cannot endure in a society where cheap, tawdry stunts trump substance. However, as long as the sacred halls of our political workspace are being infiltrated by individuals whose only goal is to destroy, to smear, to slander, I fear that "cheap" and "tawdry" shall come to define us. I know that you are, as am I, a man of deep faith. But more than that, I know that you are a man of honor, of dignity, of practicality. I know that you will see the threat to our very system posed by this conspiracy I have uncovered, and will initiate whatever actions are necessary to ensure that it is ripped whole from the earth like the noxious weed that it is. In the meantime, I thank you for your support and prayers during this time. I take strength from the knowledge that, once the true rationale behind my actions has been made clear, I shall be wholly vindicated.

Thank you, and God bless you and America.

Rep. Vance McAllister
 
2014-04-09 12:11:33 PM  
Joe Scarborough has some tips for him on how not to handle it
 
2014-04-09 12:15:19 PM  

WelldeadLink: Tape?


yes.  and who put the tape in the tubes?
 
2014-04-09 12:15:46 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:


oh god, I hope that's real-Pocket Ninja:

oh you son of a biatch.....
 
2014-04-09 12:16:13 PM  
 Christian Life Church pastor Danny Chance also claimed that there's a "conspiracy" to remove McAllister from office:  "...But I just feel like there is a conspiracy to bring Vance down and destroy him. For someone on his staff to do that is wrong."

Phrasing, Pastor!
 
2014-04-09 12:16:43 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:

Hon. Speaker Boehner:

As you know, news reports have recently emerged alleging my romantic involvement with a former staffperson who has recently left my employment to spend more time with her family. Unfortunately, these reports have been used by the liberal media to attack me specifically and conservative values broadly. However, they do not tell the full story. I write today to inform you of the full facts and the grave concern that they bring.

For some time now, I have suspected grievous security deficiencies in the my Monroe district office in Louisiana, a Federal building. I have on numerous occasions been led to believe, by reputable sources whom for their own safety I cannot name, that our building security personnel, many of them unionized, have been infiltrated by well-funded partisan operatives seeking to "create scandal" using whatever methods they can. I believe that this is part of a much larger, more sinister, carefully coordinated effort by the opposition to discredit, using whatever inflammatory and out-of-context material they can obtain, the Republican Party and conservative movement as a whole.

The incident that has been so widely reported was, in fact, my attempt to launch a "sting" operation that would force any infiltrators within my district office building to reveal themselves. What I have not yet revealed publicly, but am revealing now, is that the actual physical contact between myself and my staffperson, supposedly "caught on film," was in fact a staged and pre-planned action. Careful review of the footage will show how, throughout the recording, we are very carefully positioning ourselves in plain view of the cameras and ensuring that those filming us would believe they had actionable material. Now that this material has been released and our suspicions confirmed, I hope that you will see the need to take immediate, aggressive action to ensure that breaches such as this ...


This may be you finest work, ever, and with you, that's saying a lot
 
2014-04-09 12:21:06 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?


Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana
 
2014-04-09 12:21:40 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:


*golf clap*, had me going there.
 
2014-04-09 12:28:37 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:

Hon. Speaker Boehner:

As you know, news reports have recently emerged alleging my romantic involvement with a former staffperson who has recently left my employment to spend more time with her family. Unfortunately, these reports have been used by the liberal media to attack me specifically and conservative values broadly. However, they do not tell the full story. I write today to inform you of the full facts and the grave concern that they bring.

For some time now, I have suspected grievous security deficiencies in the my Monroe district office in Louisiana, a Federal building. I have on numerous occasions been led to believe, by reputable sources whom for their own safety I cannot name, that our building security personnel, many of them unionized, have been infiltrated by well-funded partisan operatives seeking to "create scandal" using whatever methods they can. I believe that this is part of a much larger, more sinister, carefully coordinated effort by the opposition to discredit, using whatever inflammatory and out-of-context material they can obtain, the Republican Party and conservative movement as a whole.

The incident that has been so widely reported was, in fact, my attempt to launch a "sting" operation that would force any infiltrators within my district office building to reveal themselves. What I have not yet revealed publicly, but am revealing now, is that the actual physical contact between myself and my staffperson, supposedly "caught on film," was in fact a staged and pre-planned action. Careful review of the footage will show how, throughout the recording, we are very carefully positioning ourselves in plain view of the cameras and ensuring that those filming us would believe they had actionable material. Now that this material has been released and our suspicions confirmed, I hope that you will see the need to take immediate, aggressive action to ensure that breaches such as this ...


BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!
 
2014-04-09 12:28:39 PM  
He was probably best-known, until now, for bringing one of the stars of Duck Dynasty to President Obama's State of the Union address

Oh yeah...that guy.

What does the Bible say about adultery, f*ckface?
 
2014-04-09 12:30:52 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:

Hon. Speaker Boehner:

As you know, news reports have recently emerged alleging my romantic involvement with a former staffperson who has recently left my employment to spend more time with her family. Unfortunately, these reports have been used by the liberal media to attack me specifically and conservative values broadly. However, they do not tell the full story. I write today to inform you of the full facts and the grave concern that they bring.

For some time now, I have suspected grievous security deficiencies in the my Monroe district office in Louisiana, a Federal building. I have on numerous occasions been led to believe, by reputable sources whom for their own safety I cannot name, that our building security personnel, many of them unionized, have been infiltrated by well-funded partisan operatives seeking to "create scandal" using whatever methods they can. I believe that this is part of a much larger, more sinister, carefully coordinated effort by the opposition to discredit, using whatever inflammatory and out-of-context material they can obtain, the Republican Party and conservative movement as a whole.

The incident that has been so widely reported was, in fact, my attempt to launch a "sting" operation that would force any infiltrators within my district office building to reveal themselves. What I have not yet revealed publicly, but am revealing now, is that the actual physical contact between myself and my staffperson, supposedly "caught on film," was in fact a staged and pre-planned action. Careful review of the footage will show how, throughout the recording, we are very carefully positioning ourselves in plain view of the cameras and ensuring that those filming us would believe they had actionable material. Now that this material has been released and our suspicions confirmed, I hope that you will see the need to take immediate, aggressive action to ensure that breaches such as this do not exist in other Federal facilities.

Mr. Speaker, it has always saddened me that we live in a world where such a reality as "security" is even a concern. However, I am a man of the world and understand, as I know is the case with you, that "reality" and "ideal" only rarely intersect. The reality is that our political system cannot endure in a society where cheap, tawdry stunts trump substance. However, as long as the sacred halls of our political workspace are being infiltrated by individuals whose only goal is to destroy, to smear, to slander, I fear that "cheap" and "tawdry" shall come to define us. I know that you are, as am I, a man of deep faith. But more than that, I know that you are a man of honor, of dignity, of practicality. I know that you will see the threat to our very system posed by this conspiracy I have uncovered, and will initiate whatever actions are necessary to ensure that it is ripped whole from the earth like the noxious weed that it is. In the meantime, I thank you for your support and prayers during this time. I take strength from the knowledge that, once the true rationale behind my actions has been made clear, I shall be wholly vindicated.

Thank you, and God bless you and America.

Rep. Vance McAllister


Your finest hour, sir.
 
2014-04-09 12:32:47 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: sigdiamond2000: Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?

Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana


Reince Preibus
Saxby Chambliss
RON PAUL!
 
2014-04-09 12:35:17 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:

Hon. Speaker Boehner:

As you know, news reports have recently emerged alleging my romantic involvement with a former staffperson who has recently left my employment to spend more time with her family. Unfortunately, these reports have been used by the liberal media to attack me specifically and conservative values broadly. However, they do not tell the full story. I write today to inform you of the full facts and the grave concern that they bring.

For some time now, I have suspected grievous security deficiencies in the my Monroe district office in Louisiana, a Federal building. I have on numerous occasions been led to believe, by reputable sources whom for their own safety I cannot name, that our building security personnel, many of them unionized, have been infiltrated by well-funded partisan operatives seeking to "create scandal" using whatever methods they can. I believe that this is part of a much larger, more sinister, carefully coordinated effort by the opposition to discredit, using whatever inflammatory and out-of-context material they can obtain, the Republican Party and conservative movement as a whole.

The incident that has been so widely reported was, in fact, my attempt to launch a "sting" operation that would force any infiltrators within my district office building to reveal themselves. What I have not yet revealed publicly, but am revealing now, is that the actual physical contact between myself and my staffperson, supposedly "caught on film," was in fact a staged and pre-planned action. Careful review of the footage will show how, throughout the recording, we are very carefully positioning ourselves in plain view of the cameras and ensuring that those filming us would believe they had actionable material. Now that this material has been released and our suspicions confirmed, I hope that you will see the need to take immediate, aggressive action to ensure that breaches such as this ...


Nice.  You had me for a second.  Well done.
 
2014-04-09 12:41:06 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana


*wipes tear*

That's...beautiful.
 
2014-04-09 12:41:44 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They've already posted his letter to Boehner. Interesting stuff:


[Iwouldbesohappy.jpg]
 
2014-04-09 12:49:35 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: sigdiamond2000: Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?

Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana


Galt Capitalism
Flag Familyvalues
Tripp Palin
 
2014-04-09 12:55:46 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: sigdiamond2000: Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?

Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana


Boobies, then this?  What a beautiful day this is turning out to be.
 
2014-04-09 12:56:11 PM  
I am Spartacus.
 
2014-04-09 12:57:21 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: SilentStrider: Shocking. Truly.

I know, right? A FEMALE staffer. I was gobsmacked...


I honestly was.  It's rare to hear about a GOP guy with a female.  Not sure whether there's just a much higher proportion of closeted gays in the GOP, or such a high number of them having heterosexual affairs that it isn't even news any more.

But then those things aren't mutually exclusive.
 
2014-04-09 01:00:15 PM  
The staffer's husband released a statement yesterday, basically calling his wife a biatch for cheating on him, but more interestingly calling the Congressman a whore who only "believes" enough to get his district's votes, and who "apologized" to everyone but him, the jilted husband.

It's as much a public "Fark you" as I've ever seen.
 
2014-04-09 01:02:08 PM  
bapp taxxcut
 
2014-04-09 01:08:51 PM  

Jackson Herring: bapp taxxcut


Turgid Trickledon
 
2014-04-09 01:11:42 PM  

Jackson Herring: bapp taxxcut


Farkface von Clownstick

// it's the Dark Side of the Moon of silly names
 
2014-04-09 01:12:18 PM  

Dr Dreidel: The staffer's husband released a statement yesterday, basically calling his wife a biatch for cheating on him, but more interestingly calling the Congressman a whore who only "believes" enough to get his district's votes, and who "apologized" to everyone but him, the jilted husband.

It's as much a public "Fark you" as I've ever seen.


At least John Ensign had the decency to offer his mistress' jilted husband a job.  And a healthy bribe courtesy of Senator Coburn.

Kids these days...
 
2014-04-09 01:14:15 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I honestly was. It's rare to hear about a GOP guy with a female. Not sure whether there's just a much higher proportion of closeted gays in the GOP, or such a high number of them having heterosexual affairs that it isn't even news any more.


Because being out makes you unelectable in the GOP, and these guys have the calling to be in politics.  Consider that both of South Carolina's senators as well as the Lt. Gov (and former head of the state senate) are on the down low.  As long as they're willing to toe the party line and keep their gayness out of the spotlight, that's just fine.

For some reason.
 
2014-04-09 01:19:54 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: sigdiamond2000: Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?

Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana


In 20 years all politicians of either party will be named Aidan, Braden, Jaden, Caden.....
 
2014-04-09 01:20:31 PM  
I wonder what this will do for the collective opinion of Congress?
 
2014-04-09 01:22:13 PM  

Weaver95: I am Spartacus.


Ian Spartacus, get it right.

Also,
James Wood-ja-blowme
Pierre Cuzmybladdrempti
Shaggy Dumbopants
Ted Cruz
 
2014-04-09 01:27:30 PM  
tronk ihateblackpeople
 
2014-04-09 01:28:36 PM  
What's the crime? Why would the FBI bother with this?
 
2014-04-09 01:33:00 PM  
I don't think anyone is at all surprised that a Christian hard line authoritarian jack hole is looking for some vicious payback on whatever peon dared catch him cheating on his wife. That's entirely in character for most evangelicals these days.
 
2014-04-09 01:33:17 PM  
thurston killpoorpeople
 
2014-04-09 01:34:07 PM  
Why do these people even bother to run on a "Family Values" platform?  Clearly they don't really believe it.

My advice?  Leave it out.  Don't even mention family values.
 
2014-04-09 01:34:15 PM  
, esq.
 
2014-04-09 01:34:34 PM  
Remember, folks. Whenever any politician espouses "family values", he's just trying to score with single moms.
 
2014-04-09 01:34:49 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Shortly after, McAllister admitted to the affair and apologized, while vowing to remain in office. However, the staffer lost her job with the Congressman's office shortly after

Vance McAllister  is a shiat stain on the underpants of humanity.


Gloria Allred, please pick up the white courtesy phone...Gloria Allred.

/cha-ching!
 
2014-04-09 01:37:47 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Doctor Funkenstein: sigdiamond2000: Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?

Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana


Rod Throbbington
 
2014-04-09 01:40:40 PM  
Because it always has to be explained to the Derp Brigade...

No, us liberals don't usually give a flying pygmy fark what people do in their own private lives, but when you legislate based on "Christian vales" and get caught cheating on your wife, you deserve a very swift and thorough public shaming.

That's why it's hypocritical; because this asshole is preaching values he doesn't live up to himself.
 
2014-04-09 01:42:04 PM  

SundaesChild: Doctor Funkenstein: sigdiamond2000: Vance?

Come the f*ck on. Is there a of Book of Republican Baby Names?

Freedom Eagleflex
Lapelpin McReagan
Bomby Putincock
Grand Wizard
Fetus Gunface
Jesus Muslimpunch
Lance McNotgay
Ted Bundy
Liberty Creationbanana

In 20 years all politicians of either party will be named Aidan, Braden, Jaden, Caden.....


And Kaylee and Haylee, etc. A lot of parents can't envision their children living past their toddler years and into adulthood, judging by the cutesy names they give their children.
 
2014-04-09 01:42:32 PM  
Staffer was not male and gay-married? Color me shocked...
 
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