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10 October 2012

And In Today's News That Will Shock You

The attractive chap pictured below is Tennessee Rep. Scott DeJarlais (sounds French - ed.), rightwinger extraordinaire and fierce anti-choicer. So naturally:

A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post.

Of course:

DesJarlais, who was provided a copy of the transcript by HuffPost, did not deny its contents, but in a statement released through his campaign characterized it as just another sordid detail dredged up by the opposition. "Desperate personal attacks do not solve our nation's problems, yet it appears my opponents are choosing to once again engage in the same gutter politics that CBS news called the dirtiest in the nation just 2 years ago."

Just another example of dirty politics, don't'cha know.

In addition:

That race featured charges culled from DesJarlais' divorce from Susan DesJarlais, which was finalized in 2001. The filing included allegations that he held a gun in his own mouth for hours in one instance and that he "dry fired" a gun outside his wife's bedroom in another.

So, basically, a standard-issue conservative.

Fun people, they are.


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