Politics You just can't make this shit up

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  1. dawg

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    Politician reportedly leaked fake male prostitution e-mails to hide his real affair

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    LANSING, Mich. --

    A Michigan House leader on Friday requested an investigation into allegations that state Rep. Todd Courser orchestrated the distribution of a fictional email claiming he had sex with a male prostitute in a bid to conceal an extramarital relationship with a fellow Michigan lawmaker.

    House Speaker Kevin Cotter said in a statement that after seeing The Detroit News' report on Friday that provided details about the email, he's asking the nonpartisan House Business Office to determine "whether there was a violation of House rules or any evidence of illegal behavior."

    In audio recordings obtained by the newspaper, Courser, R-Lapeer, said the email was designed to create "a complete smear campaign" about him and Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, so a revelation about their relationship would seem "mild by comparison."

    "I need a controlled burn," Courser, a father of four children, said repeatedly throughout the conversation, according to CBS Detroit. "I need it to be over the top."

    The Associated Press sent messages seeking comment from Courser and Gamrat.

    Courser and Gamrat rose from tea party activism, battled establishment Republicans to win seats in the House last year and formed a legislative coalition. The socially conservative legislators both are married and have children.

    Ben Graham, who served as a House aide, recorded Courser in mid-May directing him to send Republican activists and operatives an email that would appear to be from an anonymous political enemy that said Courser had been "caught behind a Lansing nightclub" having sex with a man.

    After Graham rejected the request, Graham said he had duties removed and was fired by Courser by early July. The sexually explicit email was received by Republicans on May 20 and 21, the two days following Courser's meeting with Graham. During the meeting, Courser read aloud portions of a draft email.

    During two meetings recorded by Graham, Courser and Gamrat didn't dispute the aide's characterization of their relationship as an extramarital affair. Courser and Gamrat both declined to comment about reasons behind the dismissals of Graham and an aide to Gamrat.

    "I'm not going to talk about any kind of staff-related issues," Gamrat told The News on Monday.

    On Monday morning, Courser told a Detroit News reporter and photographer to leave his Lapeer law office after being asked whether he wrote the email. Courser confirmed "that's my voice" as a reporter played the recording in his office lobby, but he disputed the legality of the recording.

    In his statement, Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, said the House Business Office will follow up with "any and all appropriate measures, including disciplinary steps."

    He added: "We will not stand for any violation of House rules or law, and we will not let anyone's actions tarnish this institution or take away from the work we do every day to improve the lives of the hard-working men and women of this great state."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rep-todd-courser-fabricated-male-prostitute-story-to-hide-affair-report/

     
  2. DrivenByDemons

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    I'm moving to Canada.
     
  3. JRoyle411

    JRoyle411 I want to live in a hamburger bun.

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    :facepalm: What the actual fuck.....
     
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    So, lets understand this. These Tea Party people would rather be branded as gay rather to admitting to an affair. Gotcha, :spit:
     
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    Just another example of tea party family values...

    These people go around preaching the bible and abortion, anti gay rights meanwhile they are out banging anything with a pulse
     
  8. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen Seek truth, not confirmation of your opinions VIP

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    Might be a good idea to ditch these parties and elect people who are there for a term and out, not in it as a career move.
     
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    fuck em all in the pussy
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    in this case, in the butt.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    He should've gone full retard and shown up for work in a dress and with a new reality show.
     
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    I'm so confused.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Do you like my car?

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    Not really at issue here, but I bet her vag tastes like pee.
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    I don't see a problem.......I see two dudes..............
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    <grillo> im eggzdreeemly dumbfounded
     
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    The dummy represents a district just north of me. Teabaggers they are.
     
  18. Beth143nacho

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    I can't tell if he believes this or if he's pulling the ole "I have a disease" scam. If you're caught drinking on the job, you can avoid getting fired by admitting that you have a disease and need help. Having no clue about what happened here, I'll give him he benefit of the doubt. However, he's still a shitty politician and I could care less if he lives, dies, keeps or leaves his office. Fuck him
     
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    And please don't call hardcore conservatives tea partiers. Rand Paul and Sarah palin don't represent the tea party. They represent the conservative version of moonbats. The tea party has no leader, and only gives a duck about balancing the budget.
     
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    Evening Ving