Representative Scott DesJarlais (pronounced Des-Jar-Lais) is a Republican Tea Partyer who represents the rural portion of Tennessee, i.e., the non-Elvis portion. If you’ve never been there, it’s beautiful country and the residents are hard working, shoulder to the earth folks who like to mind their own business. In 2010, DesJarlais was elected in the Republican tide on a platform of tax cuts, spending cuts, fewer hand outs and, yes, family values.
So, it should come as no surprise that his official website notes that “All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life.” In his short time in Congress, he has compiled a 100 percent pro-life voting record. Keep that thought for a second.
On November 6, the Congressman won re-election with 57 percent of the vote. Then the proverbial poop hit the fan. Word started coming out that this oh-so-sanctimonious, family values, save-the-fetus paragon of virtue had gotten himself into a spot of bother a while back. It seems that, right AFTER the election, court papers were released showing that during DesJarlais’ 2001 divorce trial (family values?) the Congressman had testified that that he slept with two of his patients (he’s a doctor), two co-workers and a drug representative while he was a practicing physician. And it seemed that, hoping to break the mood with one of those patients, the good doctor also smoked marijuana with her. As far as I know, Tennessee has not yet legalized marijuana but I’ll check my records lest I unfairly besmirch the Congressman. Oh, and just for good measure, during one of the affairs, DesJarlais prescribed the woman drugs, gave her an $875 watch and bought her an airplane ticket to Las Vegas.
Now, there was something else…Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. Did I happen to mention that the pro-life Congressman also encouraged his wife to have not one, but two abortions? Did I mention that he also pressured one of his mistresses to terminate her pregnancy as well? Before you condemn the Congressman for hypocrisy, understand that these abortions were okay because, as he testified during his divorce proceedings, his wife’s first abortion was “therapeutic” because there were “potential risks.” And the second one was okay because “things were not going well between us.”
Yep, this oh-so-pompous Congressman who, if it were up to him, would ban abortion (unless, perhaps, if it was a result of a legitimate rape) actually availed himself of this legal medical procedure on at least three occasions. But, let’s not hold that against him because you see these were extenuating circumstances. I mean, his former wife and mistress were in tough spots and while those other women who get abortions are sluts, his ex-wife is a fine upstanding woman who, yes, didn’t satisfy him enough, forcing him to go out and screw other women but, well, I’m sure you understand his difficult situation.
I grow weary of these hypocrites, these pompous slobs who can rationalize anything as long as it suits their own purpose. And I’ve heard these stories before. On many occasions our abortion doctors would tell me how they had performed an abortion for a pro-life Congressman’s wife, daughter, niece, etc. But the Congressman would imply that their situation was different – versus that run of the mill, low-life twenty two year old promiscuous slut who could just bear the baby and put it for adoption.
Congressman DeJarlais’ biography starts with “Scott grew up in rural America, where people value hard work and HONESTY.”
Paging Lorena Bobbitt, Paging Lorena Bobbitt…