Another one bites the dust
Congressman David Wu is no Anthony Weiner. Unlike the round-the-clock coverage of Weiner’s sex scandal, Wu’s story was eclipsed by the Washington debt-ceiling fight. He was embroiled in scandal and had announced his resignation from Congress before most Americans had a clue who he was.
Even so, the Oregon Democrat will join Weiner and Rep. Christopher Lee, both of New York, as congressmen who resigned this year over inappropriate sexual behavior. Weiner and Lee both were involved in “sexting,” sending electronic photos of themselves in various stages of undress to young women.
In Wu’s case, a young woman who graduated from high school just a year ago and is believed to be the daughter of one of Wu’s close friends, accused the 56-year-old congressman of an unwanted sexual encounter last November. Wu has acknowledged the encounter, but maintains it was consensual.
This is the a congressman who reportedly took prescription drugs with no prescription during last year’s campaign and, most devastating of all, sent photos of himself in a full-body tiger suit to staff members. Not the picture of a serious statesman.
At this rate, wholesale turnover in Congress may occur well before next November, simply because politicians with giant egos can’t control their sexual impulses.