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Monday, June 29, 2009

Naked ex-mayor, Mark Musselwhite, arrested at campsite

  Another Republican acting badly. I have friends who are Republican and they must be turned off with the latest rash of GOP badboys in the news. If it isn't an incumbent Republican Governor it's a Republican ex-mayor.

The thing that get's me is that all of these GOP poster boys have been church-goers - Musselwhite served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

  I'm really not picking on members of the GOP, but they are sure providing the scandals lately. I know that there are Democrat hypocrites out there too. Just like their GOP counterparts. It's just that lately the GOP has been - shall we say - newsworthy?

 From The Atlantic Journal-Constitution...    

   By Alexis Stevens

  A former mayor found sitting naked and holding a beer at a Rabun County campsite told police he wasn’t the same naked man seen walking around earlier.

Mark Musselwhite, 43, said he was hot and had been in the creek, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources incident report. He apparently didn’t think he was doing anything wrong.

Musselwhite, of Gainesville, was arrested last weekend after being confronted by state DNR authorities. He was charged with public indecency.

“He told me he was the ex-mayor of the city Gainesville and he was a very political person,” DNR Ranger Brandon Walls wrote in the report.

Walls and a deputy sheriff went to the campsite Saturday evening after a complaint of a man walking naked in Earls Ford Road, according to the report. Musselwhite appeared to be intoxicated, and several alcoholic beverages were at the campsite, Walls said.

Walls said he had spoken to Musselwhite earlier in the day regarding an ATV the former mayor was driving.

“He looked at us and said hello,” according to the report.

Musselwhite then asked why he was being visited.

“I said the complainant had specifically said his campsite, and the fact that he was still nude made me think it was him,” Walls wrote.

Musselwhite denied that he was the nude man identified in the complaint.

An unidentified female was also at the campsite.

Musselwhite, a Republican, was elected to the City Council in 2000. He served on the council for six years, including as mayor of the town. In 2006, he lost a bid for a state Senate seat.

Musselwhite previously served as deacon of First Baptist Church in Gainesville.

image via The Atlantic-Journal Constitution

4 comments:

Rose said...

Doesn't trump John Edwards, carrying on while his wife is dying of breast cancer, standing in front of the national cameras with her helpless at his side, planning with his girlfriend what music they would play at their wedding after Elizabeth was dead.

And the media - mute.

Yeah we hear about the Republicans.

Why DON'T we hear about the DEMOCRATS?

And is that how you see us all - Rs and Ds?

Dave Stancliff said...

This post is not about drumming up past scandals on either party. I was commenting on current events.

Please note that I said Democrats were just as bad.

Until I can think of another name for Republicans and Democrats I'm forced (like anyone writing about them)to use these labels so people know what I'm talking about.

I recognize that there are two major parties. I also know that there are a lot of minority parties.
So you see I don't just divide up the country between Rs and Ds. They just happen to be the major news makers.

I never said the Ds didn't have their problems. You mentioned Edwards. Then there's Bill Clinton, etc al. But those stories are in the past.

As soon as I see a Democrat acting badly I'll be glad to point it out.
There's one thing you should know about me Rose:
I hate all politicians. It's too bad they are a necessity in our system.

Rose said...

yeah, Sanford should have said "I did not have sex with that woman!" and then shut his mouth. Honestly - who cares if they are all having affairs? As long as it does not affect their job. No one should lose his job over personal matters or no one will be employed in this country - but now you have people losing jobs because they smoke, or indulge in other substances on their own time - the nanny state is merciless - soon it will be "You're fired!" because you used the wrong kind of light bulb.

The madness has to stop. And it is up to the people to stop it.

And Dave - it isn't personal - it is the MEDIA in general who covered up for Edwards and barely eked out a story, when if he was Republican it would rival Michael Jackson coverage. You know this is true. And that is only one example, perhaps the most egregious because of the vileness of Edwards' actions.

Dave Stancliff said...

Good points Rose.

I have to admit that there's a liberal bias in the majority of the media.

It's countered with some Conservative media...but the Liberals seem to hold the upper hand.

I'm entertained (while being slightly repulsed)by the human drama that unfolds every time some politician get's his or her's ass in trouble and the media feasts upon it.