June 23, 2009

Nothing to see here, move along...

Repug Tom Coburn's overnight transformation from anti-sex crusader to adultery enabler

Senator Coburn knew of John Ensign’s affair 16 months ago -- and concealed it from the public. But what did the conservative moral crusader tell his libidious, cheating friend in private? Max Blumenthal wants to know...

“Our culture that too often glorifies promiscuous sex without consequences should not be surprised by this scandal,” then-Rep. Coburn declared at the height of impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton. “The tragic consequences of the president's behavior should prompt us to reassert the high moral standards that form the foundation of our freedom.”

Sigh. Right. Inspiring. We all remember how wank-brained sausage jockeys like Larry Craig, David Vitter and Newt Gingrich took those words to heart. But Coburn wasn't done there:

Four months after being sworn into the Senate Coburn hosted an event for young staffers called “Revenge of the STDs.” Theme music from a Star Wars film blasted as staffers filed into a darkened room in the Senate basement. Once they were seated, Coburn projected graphic images of diseased, wart-infested genitalia on the wall while describing the ghastly consequences of engaging in sex with multiple partners. According to a press release for the event, staffers were treated to “a free pizza lunch” while they watched Coburn’s slideshow.

OMFG. This is hysterical, but OMFG. Syph-ravaged nads and pizza? Fuck. You can't make this shit up. So, as a 'staunch conservative' ...

Did Coburn show Ensign his Star Wars-themed slideshow on the dangers of having multiple sex partners?

Coburn called on Larry Craig to quit the Senate. Now he has said about Ensign, “Lots of people make mistakes.” Does Coburn have a double standard? Or should Ensign quit the Senate immediately?

More unanswered questions here.

This guy's a riot -- here are more fun Coburn facts pulled from his Wikipedia page:

  • He endorsed Alan Keyes for president in 2000.
  • His great-grandmother was raped by a sheriff.
  • He allegedly committed Medicaid fraud when he sterilized a woman. Against her will.
  • He blocked bipartisan-sponsored legislation creating the Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness, which would have protected wild lands in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
  • A noted douchebag, he protested the airing of the Academy Award-winning Holocaust drama Schindler's List, saying TV had been taken "to an all-time low, with full-frontal nudity, violence and profanity."

    Fucking loon.