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Rep. Mark Souder resigns over affair

By Ann Telnaes  |  May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Scandals  
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Terrific! Really shows how long it takes to get to the bottom; you really get a feel for the falling!

The video posts of he and his part time abstinance lover were comical; he's so full of himself that he doesn't allow her a chance to say anything.

Posted by: xvoliveoil | May 21, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

The thing I love about the family values crowd is that they don't seem to get what they preach. Mark Souder may have, indeed, been a force for good and all that, but he didn't walk the walk that he claims to be so important for everyone else to do.

I don't have a major issue with politicians having affairs (at least no more than with anyone else having them, that is), but I have *major* issues with societal scolds repudiating their "values" by their actions. If you truly believe in the sanctity of marriage/family/etc. then keep it in yer knickers and lead by example.

Or admit that your position might be just a bit untenable, and shut up about it.

Posted by: argylewolfknapp | May 20, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Ann---I watched a series of documentaries last evening exposing all the evil, immoral, and satanic subliminal messages contained in the Disney animated movies. Of course these movies are directly focused at children. You are a former Disney employee. How much do you know about that?

Would that not be a greater crime against society than a Conservative Congressman who gave into temptation and became unfaithful to his wife with just one woman?

When Mark Souder announced his resignation and admitted to this affair. He spoke of the POISONOUS ENVIORNMENT in Washington D.C. That type of enviornment is the real problem that all of US should be concerned with defeating on Capital Hill and the rest of the country.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | May 20, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

We need a WIld WIlly Clinton Medal that looks like the Nobel Prize to give to the cheaters.
The word cheater with an under line that asks : "Are you hung?"
Then the "Willy Medal" is presented and placed with the underscore, "Now your hung"

Posted by: dottydo | May 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

that's the goal of socialists to bring everyone down to the same level, but history shows socialists can't keep the spirit of free people down for long

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | May 19, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: taxcutsin12:

'. . . In all honesty, which is of course an oxymoron for libs, don't you think you should put a disclaimer on your Scandal Category?" "Warning ----this scandal category will never contain any cartoons on liberals or democrats scandals like what our former Dem VP candidate John Edwards did."'
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"Betcha" (to quote one of your many GOP nut jobs) that Telnaes HIT John Edwards sometime in the past.

Your posting name is interesting. You must earn more than $200,000/ year if, in this time of crumbling infrastructure, you will push for MORE tax cuts in 2012. Some 90% of us lower income folks got a tax cut for 2009.

Bitter...bitter loser Tea Bag type.

Posted by: lufrank1 | May 19, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Ann-

Bravo! You grabbed our attention and sent the message of "do what I say, not as I do!" Perhaps that "killer wave" warning at the Tea Bagger Beach may turn out more like a ripple...

Charlie

Posted by: CharlieM57 | May 19, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Rep. Souder..... another member of the Congressional fornicating hypocrits! He is in good company...... McCain, Gingrinch, Vittor, Ensign, Foley, Massey, Edwards, Craig. Then there is Clinton, Rev. Robertson (one in the oven when he married), Rev. Ted Haggard, (boy-toy prostitute affair), Spitzer, Sanford, etc. etc. etc.

This is what we have representing us????

Posted by: cashmere1 | May 19, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Do the Tea Party people have a service which gives them talking points every day? Let's exonerate Souter by shouting "Blumenthal!"

Posted by: lowercaselarry | May 19, 2010 1:17 AM | Report abuse

ANN--There sure are a lot of Hypocrites in Politics today and you are sure to make it known if they happen to be a Conservative Republican. There was nothing wrong with what this Congressman stood for. He just made a mistake of his own admission and then lived up to it in a respectable way.

William Jefferson Clinton totally disgraced the office of the Presidency with an affair that took place in the White House. He publicly denied and lied about it. This resulted in being Impeached because he refused to accept responsibility for it and consequently put the operation of our government on hold during the whole process of his Impeachment hearings.

Hillary Clinton could have possibly been our first woman President elected into office if all of that had never happened.

It is my belief that President Clinton was set up for that affair to take place and get caught for it. I also believe that it is very possible Congressman Souder could have had the exact same thing done to him.

Know let all of US end this political Dog & Pony show and get down to business of restoring America's economy and regaining the TRUST of all AMERICAN citizens.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | May 19, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Just another guy whose brains are....well, where they are.

You know, the more I observe this fellow, the more I wonder if he doth not protest too much over the "mutuality" of his liaison.

Posted by: Farnaz1Mansouri1 | May 18, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: taxcutsin12
"Ann, nice cover job for the Dem Senate candidate from Connecticut who was just busted for lying about having served in the military in Vietnam."

Richard Blumenthal was pretty clear about his record in this March 2010 speech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEZm_Gc8-Xw

Chaulk using Blumenthal's mis-statements and similar distractions to excuse Souder's hypocracy up to the desperation of conservative so called "Christians" at having another of their darlings bite the dust.

Posted by: plaza04433 | May 18, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

This is just another example of those in and out of power who say one thing and do another. How many more politicians, clergy and businessmen and women must be exposed for their hypocrisies?

Posted by: MyVoice3 | May 18, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Ann, nice cover job for the Dem Senate candidate from Connecticut who was just busted for lying about having served in the military in Vietnam. In all honesty, which is of course an oxymoron for libs, don't you think you should put a disclaimer on your Scandal Category?" "Warning ----this scandal category will never contain any cartoons on liberals or democrats scandals like what our former Dem VP candidate John Edwards did."

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | May 18, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

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