Friday, October 06, 2006

Democrats Reelect Congressman Who Has Sex with Underage Page

I was chatting with a liberal about Congressmen sending sexual emails to a former congressional page, and noted that it was worse for a Congressman to have sex with a page. I noted that when this happens Republicans abandon the politician while Democrats reelect the ephebophiliac. The liberal looked at me like I was making it all up.


Democratic Congressman Gerry Studds and Republican Congressman Daniel Crane were investigated by the House Ethics Committee and both plead guilty to having sex with minors, pages which were under the protection of the Congress. The Ethics Committee recommended reprimanding them.

“However, Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) demanded their expulsion. The House voted for censure, the first time that censure had been imposed for sexual misconduct. Republican Congressman Crane, who tearfully apologized for his transgression, lost his bid for reelection.”

“Democratic Congressman Studds, however, stood by the facts of the case and refused to apologize for his ephebophiliac behavior, and even turned his back and ignored the censure being read to him. He called a press conference with the former page, in which both stated that the child, who was 17, consented. Studds had taken the child to Morocco to engage in sexual activity, and therefore did not break any U.S. laws in what he called a ‘private relationship’. Democratic Congressman Studds continued to be reelected [another five terms] until his retirement.”


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