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Michael Duvall is a conservative Republican state representative from Orange County, California. While waiting for the start of a legislative hearing in July, the 54-year-old married father of two and family values champion began describing, for the benefit of a colleague seated next to him, his ongoing affairs with two different women. In very graphic detail.
As the OC Weekly reports, Duvall has "blasted" efforts to promote gay marriage, and got a 100 percent score from the Capitol Resource Institute, which describes its mission as to "educate, advocate, protect, and defend family-friendly policies in the California state legislature". In March, a spokeswoman for the group called Duvall "a consistent trooper for the conservative causes," adding that "for the last two years, he has voted time and time again to protect and preserve family values in California."
Originally posted by Pilot
Why oh why am I not surprised? "Family Values Advocate" must be code in Washington for sex pig, or something...
Originally posted by paradigm619
Once again, a politician builds his career on family values, and then is caught having multiple affairs. This case is particularly embarrassing since he was recorded, AND one of the women is an energy lobbyist. Just lovely.
Why can't we just have normal people running our country???
[edit on 9-9-2009 by paradigm619]
Originally posted by Wimbly
You do know human beings aren't perfect, right? Or do you think that people who have principles must be perfect?
You see what happens when you rely on the MSM to do all your thinking?
That was quick. Mike Duvall has resigned from public office.
In a statement on his campaign website, he wrote:
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.
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.
Originally posted by heyo
Are we surprised by this? Gop candidate does so and so. Hmm. Oh well, I never would have thought a Gop candidate would ever have done that