Wednesday, February 9, 2011

As It Stands selection for Scum of the Month: meet Christopher Lee


A married congressman from upstate New York resigned suddenly today after a scandal erupted over emails and a shirtless photo supposedly sent to a woman in response to a Craigslist dating ad.

Republican Christopher Lee had just begun his second term representing New York's 26th District. Just hours after the scandal broke on,announced he was quitting Congress, and a clerk read his letter of resignation on the House floor:

"It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness….” and so on.                                                   Story here.


Rose said...

Please link to the equally angry condemnation of John Edwards....

Or is it true that If you want to be a member of Congress and screw around, join the Democratic Party? You can screw around all you want and no problem, if you’re a Democrat. But you can’t do that and be a Republican member of Congress.

ImBlogCrazy said...

Hi Rose.

Last year I chose John Edwards as Scum of the Month and in December he was a finalist for Scum of the Year.

I ran this on Lee because it just happened. You know, breaking news. Re-running something on Edwards would require a new scummy act. The world already knows about Edwards, so if anything new pops up I'll eagerly run it.

It's not my fault the latest scum bag is a Republican. I treat the Dems the same way when I discover their antics.

Fair enough Rose?

As far as dems getting away with screwing around you may want to check last year's headlines. They were right there with their Republican peers.

It's important to understand that 99% of politicians are scumbags with personal or party agends.