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Calif. GOP Assemblyman Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Storytelling’

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Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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Tall tales?: Mike Duvall says his decision to step down doesn’t constitute an admission that he carried on affairs.

We all know the drill by now: Conservative legislator, predominantly of the male variety, gets elected on pro-family-values platform, is accused of engaging in some kind of sexual activity that goes against said platform, and then resigns after some attempt to deny or reframe the offending sexual scenario. California’s Mike Duvall, however, gets some points for originality.  —KA

AP via Google News:

A pro-family values California lawmaker who resigned after being caught on tape boasting about his sexual conquests denied Thursday that he had extramarital affairs, saying that “my offense was engaging in inappropriate storytelling.”

Mike Duvall stepped down Wednesday after a videotape surfaced in which was overheard telling a lawmaker about having sex with a lobbyist and another woman, including salacious details about how one mistress wears skimpy underwear and likes to be spanked. The 54-year-old Republican is married with two adult children.

But Duvall said Thursday that his “decision to resign is in no way an admission that I had an affair or affairs.”

“My offense was engaging in inappropriate storytelling and I regret my language and choice of words. The resulting media coverage was proving to be an unneeded distraction to my colleagues and I resigned in the hope that my decision would allow them to return to the business of the state,” he said in a statement posted on his Web site.

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By Leefeller, September 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm Link to this comment

Between pedophiles and perverts the differences must be in the sex and or age of the lobbyist or page? Now we know why their is no call for lobbyist reform. This may only be the tip of the iceberg here and I prefer it that way.

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By dihey, September 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment

The lay psychiatrist inside me says that it is entirely possible that Mr. Duvall was bragging.

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By Commune115, September 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm Link to this comment

California’s ENTIRE government is a decomposing joke. We’re better off overthrowing it and establishing a Workers’ State. No joke, that’s how bad it is. Parts of the Vally don’t even get clean tap water, it’s almost like being trapped in a failed state in terms of basic public services.

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By William, September 10, 2009 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment
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Family values = child molester

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By lOst_sOuls_rembrd, September 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm Link to this comment

In NO WAY could I come up with anything that would even come close to those already posted.  You all have got me roflao! 

Thanks for the great read!  A thought?  HA HA HA you two faced jakea$$

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By Mary Ann McNeely, September 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm Link to this comment

It is easy to believe that most dong flogging among males, pornography watching, “illicit” sex and violent sexual fantasies takes place among right wingers.  The right winger secretly yearns to go to hell where he imagines all of this is free and available in unlimited quantities.  As he stands in front of the bathroom mirror, his medicine ball size gut obscuring the flyspeck that is his manhood, the right winger desperately wants the Devil’s phone number.

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By Marcus Daniels, September 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment
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I think that all Repulicans are closeted freaks, of the sexual nature. This man was sittin’ up there the whole time tappin’ that ass while being married with two adult children and contributing to family oriented legislation. I ain’t ma…d at ya Mike Duvall. Get you some. Just don’t tell me and mines what constitutes a family or what marriage is. If you thought she was fun, hit me up. I know you got the time.

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By PogueMahone, September 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm Link to this comment

Why can’t the “Family Values” crowd ever own up to their sexual misbehavior ( see Larry Craig)? So he was only overheard telling make believe stories, yeah right.

And, ironically,  Mr. Duvall represents that Republican Mecca in conservative, churchy Orange County California, Yorba Linda, the birthplace of Tricky “Dick” Nixon! Looking at the picture, he does resemble a smarmy TV preacher hawking prayer hankees.

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By P. T., September 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm Link to this comment

The lobbyist home wreckers must be held to account!

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By skulz fontaine, September 10, 2009 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment

So that’s why Legislatures and Congress allows all the ‘lobbyists’ to hang around.
Mike Duvall you cheeky spanky love monkey you. So do legislators and congress-
creepers have to declare that ‘special interest sex’ on their taxes?

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