I don’t even have time to list all the politicians who’ve been caught having affairs in recent years. But at least Mark Sanford and John Edwards had the good sense not to talk about their dalliances on tape. California State Assemblyman Mike Duvall, a self-stated “family values warrior” who recently won the Ethics in America award, forgot that he was wearing a microphone when, before an assembly meeting, he dished all the dirty deets of his affair(s) to an assembly buddy. “I’ve been getting into spanking her,” he said on the recording. “I like it!” [CNN]
The recording happened during an assembly meeting back in July, but only aired on television Tuesday night. Duvall was promptly removed from two of his committee seats. And he decided that it was time to end his political career. “I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly,” he said in a statement last night. “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.”
The woman in question appears to be a lobbyist for an energy company, which opens the floodgate that she may have been sleeping with him for votes since he was on the utilities committee she wanted to influence. In the recording, Duvall revealed that the woman’s birthday is July 6, so people are pointing fingers at a female lobbyist from the company Sempra. Also, it appears there was a second women in play. [LA Times]
But enough with the boring stuff. You want to hear what he said, right?
On his lovah’s panties (yeah, we are not familiar with this type of underwear either):
“She wears little eye patch underwear.”
On what he said on his lady’s birthday:
“I told her, ‘You’re getting old. I am going to have to trade you in.’”
On the frequency of their encounters:
“The other day she came here with her underwear. And so we made love on Wednesday a lot.”
On the second woman he was boinking:
“Shar—oh, she is hot. I talked to her yesterday. She goes, ‘So are we finished?’ I said no. And I go, ‘You know about the other one, but the other one doesn’t know about you.’”
Quite the charmer, right?