Assembly webpage biography says, "Chapman University awarded Duvall the Ethics in America Award in 2000 for his "demonstration of the highest standards of ethical integrity" while a member of the Chamber team." Apparently, after one earns an award one needn't continue "highest standards of ethical integrity."
Duvall tells the other man during the Assembly Appropriations committee meeting saying, "I like spanking her," he is heard to say on the videotape. "She goes, 'I know you like spanking me.' I said, 'Yeah, that's cause you're such a bad girl.' "
His bio also says, "Assemblyman Duvall lives in Yorba Linda with his wife Susan. He has two grown children."
The videotape doesn't end with the one instance of sexual braggadocio. Duvall goes on to talk about a second woman with whom he is also having an affair. "Sher, Shar, Shar - oh, she is hot. I talked to her yesterday. She goes, 'So are we finished?' " Duvall says, adding that he replied no. He continues: "And I go, 'You know about the other one, but the other one doesn't know about you.' "
Duvall released this statement on his campaign website (!):
"I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state. I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office. Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work."Michael Duvall, Southern California Republican 72nd Dist Assemblyman, not only was cheating on his wife, Susan, but was also cheating on his two mistresses! And bragging about it in the State Assembly... on video tape. AND he only apologizes for having made the statements.
Can you say lowlife scum? But then, he's a politician. Lowlife scum is apparently a required characteristic.
Speaking of lowlife scum politicians, Obama is delivering an historic speech (yes, another one!) tonight. This time to a Joint Session of Congress to talk about government mandated health care for all Americans, why Socialism is good for the American working class, except union members and government employees who don't really do work like the American working class, and why we should have to have a Public Option w/Death Panels. It's the same pig in a poke with lipstick the Clintons tried to sell us 16 years ago in their health care address to a Joint Session of Congress which was also the last time there was a JSofC that wasn't a State of the Union Address. It didn't work then, but maybe we'll buy into the program now because Obama is Irish-American, and by cracky, we love the typical white Irish from Kansas.
As for Duvall, (and BTW, your timing was ever soooo perfect, thank you very much) tar and feather the ethics award winning scum sucking politician bastard, then ride him out of town on a high-speed rail. The other scum sucking politician bastard? Well, I'll refrain because anything else may get me a visit from the Secret Service, or more probable, other folks in various shirt colors - brown, purple, green, red, or pink, but surprisingly, not periwinkle.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.