Did Assemblyman Mike Duvall have sex? Maybe!
We know he liked to talk about it, anyway, but…where’s the beef?
An Orange County lawmaker who inadvertently broadcast explicit remarks about his sexual conquests over an open microphone abruptly resigned from office Wednesday after legislative leaders stripped him of his committee posts and launched an ethics probe of his actions.
The paper doesn’t mention that some of Duvall’s conversation was about him spanking the woman, which seemed to ignite a lot of interest anger.An ethics “probe” was started because one of the women was a lobbyist for a utility company. Okay, sexual favors aren’t okay in the State Senate. But who can prove such a thing? No, it was actually just the fact that he talked about it, and the legislature blushed, as it’s now 2011, and not another thing was heard about this man or his actions!
This writer at the San Francisco Chronicle is very disrespectful of politicians:
Orange County Republicans are like weeds. Cut off one and another will grow in its place.
I read that he resigned within 15 hours. I haven’t found one source, however, that says he actually DID have sex with these women! He’s an older man, and not particularly handsome, to my eyes. At least one of the women is a couple of decades younger, and one is a lobbyist. So…how do the women or Duvall prove their innocence now? This is unfair to everyone.
Finally, Sacramento Bee has an opinion I can agree with:
We say we want the government to leave us alone, and we especially don’t want them poking into our private sex lives. So why do we make it our business to gape into their private sex lives when it makes headlines? Why are we so surprised when we discover that our public figures have their own complex sex lives?
I have no interest in the sex life of any politician, none. I guess I’m just not jealous, like some people! And I think it is so stone-throwing of those who condemn them. Spanking? Who cares.
Cartoon caption: ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE DUVALL RESIGNS. “How awful. Not only did this man have sex, he talked about it with his good friend!”
“Honey, I’m still wearing the chastity belt you bought me for my birthday.”
The interpretation: The woman is very uptight and offended. The man is whipped, and has had to tamp down his own sexual urges with the chastity belt his wife gave him. (Obviously, there’s no such thing as a chastity belt for men!)
Orange County is just south of Los Angeles and is a bastion of very conservative, rich folks. There are a lot of laws about how you can decorate your tract home, etc, there. So I was thinking of having the caption for the woman say something like, “Oh my gah. You mean…people in Orange County have sex?” But I don’t want to be mean. :)
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