From today's Citizens Voice:
U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood should disclose the settlement that ended the lawsuit by his ex-mistress who accused him of beating her during their five-year affair, an official at one of the nation's leading watchdog groups said Monday.
"The public really does have the right to know this," said Craig Holman, the government ethics and campaign finance lobbyist for Public Citizen. "His employer is the American public, Pennsylvania's in particular ..
Ore alleged repeated abuse in a suit filed in June. A month later, Sherwood acknowledged the affair and apologized for hurting his family, but called the abuse allegations "malicious and baseless.""The only police investigation of abuse was of a Sept. 15, 2004, incident at Sherwood's Washington, D.C. apartment. Ore called 911 saying Sherwood tried to choke her as he gave her a back rub. When police arrived, however, she denied anything happened, according to a police report. No charges were filed. Democrats might also try to use Sherwood's affair by portraying him as a hypocritical champion of family values, political analysts said.
The cartoon says it all, if you have enough money you can get away with anything. A couple of commenters made some very good points. One of my favorite bloggers Carl of Simply Left Behind said: There's no excuse for this dick to still be pumping. And another made a good point: Maybe he should be the new Viagra Spokesperson, replacing Bob Dole?
This guy has to go, he has become a joke, except to Ms. Ore who can't tell us her side of the story.
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