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(Reuters)   After announcing that he will not run for re-election Jason Chaffetz says he may just duck out early to beat the traffic   ( reuters.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 02:46:54 PM  
It's never a red flag when a congressman resigns in the middle of their term.
 
2017-04-20 02:47:14 PM  
Let the reason be a sex scandal and using campaign funds to pay hush money and emails on chaffetz private server prove it.
 
2017-04-20 02:48:17 PM  
Well... bye
 
2017-04-20 02:49:17 PM  

eurotrader: Let the reason be a sex scandal and using campaign funds to pay hush money and emails on chaffetz private server prove it.


I'm guessing it's Russia. Wait this isn't Russia, is it, Danny?
 
2017-04-20 02:51:54 PM  
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2017-04-20 02:54:32 PM  
My future plans are not yet finalized, but I haven't ruled out the possibility of leaving early

So, russian involvement, I'm guessing?
 
2017-04-20 02:54:42 PM  
Sounds more and more like he's leaving to spend more time with his cell mate.
 
2017-04-20 02:55:03 PM  
As far as potential scandals go, thus guy looks a bit more "live boy" than "dead girl".
 
2017-04-20 02:55:09 PM  
Nailed it.  Might as well go full Palin.
 
2017-04-20 02:55:48 PM  
Next week the dominoes begin to fall off this house of cards.
 
2017-04-20 02:56:18 PM  

eurotrader: Let the reason be a sex scandal and using campaign funds to pay hush money and emails on chaffetz private server prove it.


How about, "long running affair, found out by Russians, and blackmailed into money laundering for PACs, SuperPACs and campaigns".
 
2017-04-20 02:57:11 PM  

LarryDan43: Next week the dominoes begin to fall off this house of cards.


Into a maze of circular logic.
 
2017-04-20 02:58:18 PM  
Let's not go sucking each other's dicks just yet.

His staffers bought a few Chaffetz-related domains recently that actually suggest a presidential run.

Considering the intelligence of the American voter and the susceptibility of our election process, who's to say we're not going to end up with President Chaffetz in 2020?
 
2017-04-20 02:58:29 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: LarryDan43: Next week the dominoes begin to fall off this house of cards.

Into a maze of circular logic.


When they lose their marbles?
 
2017-04-20 02:58:47 PM  
Good riddance.
 
2017-04-20 02:59:29 PM  

the_innkeeper: eurotrader: Let the reason be a sex scandal and using campaign funds to pay hush money and emails on chaffetz private server prove it.

How about, "long running affair, found out by Russians, and blackmailed into money laundering for PACs, SuperPACs and campaigns".


I'm going with "Used his position on the Oversight Committee to run a $120 million dollar investigation into whether or not Obama directed the DoD to collect all seven Dragon Balls to forge a birth certificate."
 
2017-04-20 02:59:44 PM  
What a strange way to go about it. He "might" be leaving early, but they're already planning for a special election? If he's really planning on running for Utah governor, it can't be a sex scandal, nor can it be a Trump scandal, as both of those would make him DOA in Utah. Or is that just some bait he through out?
 
2017-04-20 03:00:10 PM  

LarryDan43: Next week the dominoes begin to fall off this house of cards.


From your keyboard to FSM's noodly appendage
 
2017-04-20 03:00:54 PM  
Apparently he didn't realize that people might want him to do his job.
 
2017-04-20 03:01:01 PM  

RevLovejoy: As far as potential scandals go, thus guy looks a bit more "live boy" than "dead girl".


Live Russian boy sent by Putin to seduce and entrap him.
 
2017-04-20 03:02:56 PM  

Zerochance: Let's not go sucking each other's dicks just yet.

His staffers bought a few Chaffetz-related domains recently that actually suggest a presidential run.

Considering the intelligence of the American voter and the susceptibility of our election process, who's to say we're not going to end up with President Chaffetz in 2020?


Your fark handle works well with your comment.
 
2017-04-20 03:04:51 PM  
Uh, I was buying into the theory that him being outraised and widely disliked was leading to him not running again.  This is something much weirder.  The two options are 1) he got a job with Fox News, or 2) some really bad shiat is about to occur.

Schadenfreude makes me hope for option 2.
 
2017-04-20 03:04:58 PM  
Nyet, nyet, comrade.
 
2017-04-20 03:06:47 PM  
Doesn't want to have to spend his time trying to fend off calls to investigate Trump.  Instead he can begin to campaign for higher office.
 
2017-04-20 03:09:30 PM  
Seeing this so far on the wackiness of scandal scale:

1. Sex (happens all the time, sure)
2. Russia (Christ, EVERYTHING is Russia now huh)
3. Literally did Benghazi in order to make Hillary look bad (wut)
 
2017-04-20 03:10:00 PM  
Well, 'bye. You worthless sack of shiat.

The fact that you ever served in Congress at all is something of which the state of Utah should be ashamed, but probably isn't.

Also, I wonder how "Crooked Hillary" has received this news?
 
2017-04-20 03:11:23 PM  

wooden_badger: Nailed it. Might as well go full Palin.


Nailin' Palin?
 
2017-04-20 03:11:41 PM  

firemanbuck: wooden_badger: Nailed it. Might as well go full Palin.

Nailin' Palin?


No thanks, I already ate lunch.
 
2017-04-20 03:12:14 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Well, 'bye. You worthless sack of shiat.

The fact that you ever served in Congress at all is something of which the state of Utah should be ashamed, but probably isn't.

Also, I wonder how "Crooked Hillary" has received this news?


With a smirk? At least she will have her integrity.
 
2017-04-20 03:13:11 PM  

dr_blasto: Zerochance: Let's not go sucking each other's dicks just yet.

His staffers bought a few Chaffetz-related domains recently that actually suggest a presidential run.

Considering the intelligence of the American voter and the susceptibility of our election process, who's to say we're not going to end up with President Chaffetz in 2020?

Your fark handle works well with your comment.


For what it's worth, Fusion.com talked to the data strategist for his campaign organization who said: "I picked up 2028 (late) as a matter of simple housekeeping BEFORE Jason called to tell me we were shutting the campaign down and not mounting a race in 2018." 

Knowing the GOP penchant for doublespeak, it still doesn't exactly rule out a 2028 run, although it doesn't quite rule it IN, either.
 
2017-04-20 03:13:29 PM  
I think he was overwhelmed at his Town Hall at just how angry his constituents were, and thought "I don't need this shiat".

Either that, or he held the camera on the pee pee tape.
 
2017-04-20 03:13:29 PM  

taoistlumberjak: 1) he got a job with Fox News,


I'm betting this one. His price is only going to drop from here on out.
 
2017-04-20 03:13:51 PM  

LarryDan43: Next week the dominoes begin to fall off this house of cards.


Checkmate
 
2017-04-20 03:14:22 PM  

neapoi: firemanbuck: wooden_badger: Nailed it. Might as well go full Palin.

Nailin' Palin?

No thanks, I already ate lunch.


C'mon she's not bad looking....you just need some duct tape to keep her mouth shut, because her words are like a boner killer....
 
2017-04-20 03:15:06 PM  
That dude must have seen something he didn't have the gut to help cover up.
 
2017-04-20 03:15:25 PM  

firemanbuck: neapoi: firemanbuck: wooden_badger: Nailed it. Might as well go full Palin.

Nailin' Palin?

No thanks, I already ate lunch.

C'mon she's not bad looking....you just need some duct tape to keep her mouth shut, because her words are like a boner killer....


How many times do I have to tell you?  Never put it in crazy!

/I have scars
//several scars
///from the crazies
 
2017-04-20 03:16:13 PM  

firemanbuck: neapoi: firemanbuck: wooden_badger: Nailed it. Might as well go full Palin.

Nailin' Palin?

No thanks, I already ate lunch.

C'mon she's not bad looking....you just need some duct tape to keep her mouth shut, because her words are like a boner killer....


yall know this is literally a porno movie, right?
 
2017-04-20 03:16:58 PM  

taoistlumberjak: Uh, I was buying into the theory that him being outraised and widely disliked was leading to him not running again.  This is something much weirder.  The two options are 1) he got a job with Fox News, or 2) some really bad shiat is about to occur.

Schadenfreude makes me hope for option 2.


The Prophet, Seer, and Revelator of the LDS Church may have received a revelation for him to leave Washington.

There have already been revelations that a Mormon will save the Const
 
2017-04-20 03:17:34 PM  

Zerochance: Let's not go sucking each other's dicks just yet.

His staffers bought a few Chaffetz-related domains recently that actually suggest a presidential run.

Considering the intelligence of the American voter and the susceptibility of our election process, who's to say we're not going to end up with President Chaffetz in 2020?


You have the appropriate handle for bringing us this news.
 
2017-04-20 03:17:50 PM  

hawcian: What a strange way to go about it. He "might" be leaving early, but they're already planning for a special election? If he's really planning on running for Utah governor, it can't be a sex scandal, nor can it be a Trump scandal, as both of those would make him DOA in Utah. Or is that just some bait he through out?


An ethics investigation?  The kind of thing where when you resign and promise never to serve in that job again?

Seem pretty minor thing, though, for somebody serving as Trump's bottom.
 
2017-04-20 03:18:05 PM  
The dude leaked the Comey letter on Clinton. If he wasn't thick in coordinating with Trump's team, Giuliani's people (including Roger Stone), and therefore Russia, then his timing was spectacularly on the nose.
 
2017-04-20 03:18:18 PM  
I'm embarrassed to say that I've lost track of which conservative dipshiat is under investigation for what anymore.  I just assume it's something that their deeply-held religious beliefs told them not to do, but they did it anyway, and their base doesn't really care.  It's a really big basket of deplorables.
 
2017-04-20 03:19:47 PM  
:: spins Wheel of Republican Scandal ::

Come on, live boy, Daddy needs a new pair of shoes...
 
2017-04-20 03:19:58 PM  

neapoi: firemanbuck: neapoi: firemanbuck: wooden_badger: Nailed it. Might as well go full Palin.

Nailin' Palin?

No thanks, I already ate lunch.

C'mon she's not bad looking....you just need some duct tape to keep her mouth shut, because her words are like a boner killer....

How many times do I have to tell you?  Never put it in crazy!

/I have scars
//several scars
///from the crazies


The rookie move is to let them know where you live, work, your phone number, or even your real name or any identifying information about you at all.

Hell, let them put your number in their phone with your first name and Facebook will offer up you as a 'person you might know', as I recently discovered.
 
2017-04-20 03:21:30 PM  

Thrag: You have the appropriate handle for bringing us this news.


dr_blasto: Your fark handle works well with your comment.


How many times did we say this of Trump?  Have we not learned a goddamn thing?
 
2017-04-20 03:21:41 PM  
Here I just assumed that since a Democrat isn't president, he's not interested in dealing with investigations.
 
2017-04-20 03:22:19 PM  
I'm hoping it's time to bake up a funeral potato casserole for his career, and then maybe we could launch him to Kolob.
 
2017-04-20 03:25:26 PM  

Zerochance: Thrag: You have the appropriate handle for bringing us this news.

dr_blasto: Your fark handle works well with your comment.

How many times did we say this of Trump?  Have we not learned a goddamn thing?


Trump is an insane nutbag with what appears to be dementia, but he's a public figure with what counts as charisma in right-wing circles. Chaffetz is just another choad that nobody likes, including his own constituency.
 
2017-04-20 03:27:53 PM  

Mztlplx: Come on, live boy


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2017-04-20 03:28:11 PM  

Mztlplx: :: spins Wheel of Republican Scandal ::

Come on, live boy, Daddy needs a new pair of shoes...


Given recent events I'd put my money on 'dead Russian' myself.
 
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