Men like to talk about sex. 2

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Did Assemblyman Mike Duvall have sex? Maybe!
Mike Duvall had sex cartoon

We know he liked to talk about it, anyway, but…where’s the beef?

The LA Times reports the scandal:

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.

She continues:

At least Duvall spared his wife, two children, himself, the Assembly and his party by resigning immediately. By not prolonging the embarrassment, he already has begun his rehabilitation.

Yes, Californians will remember Duvall for his caught-on-tape remarks, but they’ll also remember that he chose to exit gracefully.

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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2 thoughts on “Men like to talk about sex.

  1. Paul Sep 23,2009 6:46 pm

    “Family Values” California state assemblyman representing Orange County, Republican Michael D. Duvall, resigns for apparently not cheating on his wife with a lobbyist or two. Well you have to take his word for it, or maybe believe that hypocrisy has been bred in. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. He is just another name that can be added to the list of “Republican 2009 Summer of Love”: Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), SC Board of Ed Chair, Kristin Maguire (AKA Bridget Keeney). But let’s get back to the real problem of political corruption, does anyone think this will get investigated and that things he voted on will need to be affirmed by the remaining members or will nothing happen? Do I hear Tammy Wynette, “Stand By Your Man” playing in the background? I remember not so long ago that other Orange County song favorite, “Stand By Your Tan” (for Tan Nguyen). But that’s another Orange County fool.

    • Donna Barstow Sep 24,2009 3:59 am

      I tend to agree with you, Paul. There are some crazies in the Rep Party that I just don’t want to be near. It makes me sad.

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