Louis Magazzu has just resigned from the esteemed position of Cumberland County Freeholder in New Jersey, after his seXXXy naked pix were e-mailed or Twittered or something. At this rate, we are probably in the audition phase of some sort of nude self-portrait calendar for the political set.

A politician who emailed a woman nude photos of himself that were later posted on a GOP activist’s website announced his resignation Tuesday and said he’ll consider all legal options to have the pictures taken down.

In an emailed statement, Cumberland County freeholder Louis Magazzu apologized to his friends, family and constituents but indicated that he thought he was being set up.

The 53-year-old Democratic lawyer, who’d been an elected county official since 1997, said he sent the photos to a woman with whom he corresponded online for several years and that she requested the photos. At least two of the photos revealed his crotch, two photos showed him fully dressed in a suit and a fifth showed him from the waist up, shirtless.

The pictures appear to show Magazzu standing naked in front of a mirror photographing himself with a Blackberry – photos similar to those that led U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York to resign in June. The seven-term Democratic congressman acknowledged sending sexually explicit messages and photos to several women online.

Unlike Weiner, who waited weeks amid the intense controversy before resigning, Magazzu stepped down a day after the scandal hit local newspapers.

Ah, so this person is responsible. This is the cool new way to quit your job, apparently! [HuffPo]

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  • nounverb911

    Magazzu wins the first annual Anthony Weiner Memorial Weiner of the Year Award.

    • EggplantParm

      Shouldn't, ya know, Anthony Weiner win the first annual Weiner of the Year award?

  • SexySmurf

    Magazzu stepped down a day after the scandal hit local newspapers.

    How explicit could those pictures be; he obviously doesn't have any balls.

  • the_problem_child

    Weiner had a better weiner shot. Just sayin'

  • LetUsBray

    If he'd been a Rethuglican, instead of resigning he'd be blaming the media and Fox would be portraying him as a hero.

    • RedneckMuslin

      And the photos would have been sent to boys. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

      • DashboardBuddha

        Well, there's kinda a lot wrong with that, but I get your point.

  • Doktor Zoom

    What a schmuck!

    Meh, I've seen better.

  • V572 Hair of Destiny

    "Bitch set me up!" That always works.

    • NorthStarSpanx

      He's only 53, he and Weiner can come back when sexters become an accepted (if not tolerated) part of the prevailing American culture. If you aint sexting your junk, you are not serving the public.

      • DaRooster

        "If you aint sexting your junk, you are not serving the pubic. "


  • SayItWithWookies

    Okay, can we have a rule that if nobody knows what the hell your job is, you don't have to resign from it? Really, if we make everyone who's sent explicit pics of themselves quit, I might be the only person in my building. And I'd much rather let some other junk-tweeting bastard answer the phones, okay?

  • nounverb911

    "Cumberland County Freeholder"
    Cumberland County Freeloader — fixed

    • Tundra Grifter

      You beat me to it! Although, considering the nature of the photos, we could still work with "freeholder."

  • I'm preemptively resigning from my position as Thain of the blocks S.E. of the Ohio Statehouse, just in case I ever get crazy and start using twitter.

    Or buy a cell phone.

    • user-of-owls

      Or buy a cell phone.

      Oh for the love of god…DON'T DO IT!! You've got too much to live for!

      • Radiotherapy®

        ¿Qué tal haciendo a mi amigo emplumado fino?
        I hope you don't get a jitterbug.

        • I swear, those things should come with a spiral phone cord and rotary dialer as accessories..

          • Fukui_sanYesOta

            My Dad would buy one of those.

          • I would buy one of those.

          • HuddledMass

            I did buy one of those. Then I wised up and got an iPhone.

  • Cumberland County Freeballer

  • user-of-owls

    Read about this earlier and it's whole piles of weird. When you read "GOP activist," you tend to think (or I do at least) of some vicious little cunt who's all 'tar-babyed' to some larger dung collective of malignants. It turns out, though, that our 'activist' is a one-man show who's apparently utterly deranged. Here's the infamous website, where you'll find denunciations of the now ex-Freeman that would be over the top if directed at Ghaddafi.

    You'll also note that said site is described as a, "non-partisan political watchdog group." Yet an article in the local paper notes,

    "[Carl B.} Johnson, who calls himself a Republican "activist," started in December 2008. He has two partners, whom he has not identified other than to say they're Democrats."

    Now, I'm not saying Carl B Johnson has two imaginary Democratic friends. But if he doesn't, why hasn't he denied it yet?

    • Radiotherapy®

      You know who else is a "GOP activist?"

      • Fukui_sanYesOta

        In popular perception right now, Barry O.

    • Redhead

      Carl B. Johnson? That's a cute alias. When I read "GOP activist," I assumed it was O'Keefe (or someone wanting to be the next O'Keefe).

  • AddHomonym

    They gots you, Magazzu!

  • noodlesalad

    Can we please have a sexting scandal that features someone I'd actually like to see nakkid? That is all.

    • What's that hooters girl state senator from TN up to these days? Can we get Murdoch to hack her phone or something?

  • Jesus fuck, people! Quit your quitting and man-up a bit. Instead of apologizing say yeah, that's my cock, and I'm proud of both inches. Or just quit doing this stupid shit. You're making those of us who haven't been caught yet look bad.

  • Guppy06

    "Magazzu (…) said he's been separated from his wife for about two years."

    And that's all that matters.

    • Redhead

      Well, that and the whole adult woman requesting (consenting and able to give consent) part.

      But yeah.

  • pinkocommi

    The next thing you know, these politicians will be having pre-marital sex with another consenting adult…. Meh.

    Seriously. I don't get it. The debt ceiling deal. Now there's a scandal I can get behind.

  • Radiotherapy®

    Isn't Homeland Security responsible for this "tweeter terrorism" or something?

  • zhubajie

    How ugly *is* he?

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    At this point, emailing your dick pix is no longer a sex scandal … I think you have to resign because you look SO FUCKING STUPID.

  • Negropolis


    I don't know what a "freeholder" is, but even the name sounds sexually explicit.

    • A freeholder is the New Jersey position that in most places would be called "county commissioner" – usually 3 or 5 of these local losers are elected to run a county, with one of them self selected as freeholder director. Generally this is a part time job that pays about $16k a year.

      Counties in NJ control little more than deciding what parks to close, pickup of dead deer from roads and reducing library hours. Schools which take up 98% of the budget are completely, totally separate.

      This is the next step up in NJ politics from Township Committeeman, where the principal responsibility is listening to people's drainage problems.

      Christine Todd Whitman was a Somerset County Freeholder before becoming Governor.

  • SudsMcKenzie

    Personally I agree with Long; "this doesn't affect his ability as a freeballer".

  • Goonemeritus

    He most likely resigned out of embarrassment that he still owns a Blackberry.

  • Ah, so this person is responsible.

    Mmmm. Or could size be the issue?

  • Redhead

    So he sent pictures to an adult woman after she asked for them, then admitted to the act instead of denying or lying about it… and we're more upset about him than the Repugnicants choking their girlfriends while holding them at knife point, paying for hookers, roofie-ing dates and choking them and having sex after they pass out, paying hookers to change their diapers, tapping bathroom stall doors for the very kind of sex they try to outlaw, touching underage boys and lying?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Yeah, I think that pretty much sums it up.

    • fuflans

      why yes, yes we are.

  • Slightly OT: This week I came across what might be the first sexting ever: In 1828, Sarah Goodridge painted a picture of her boobies and gave it to Daniel Webster. Shocking!

    • DashboardBuddha

      Does this mean that someday we'll see miniatures of Wiener, Lee, and this dude in the museum?

    • Mahousu

      Since Webster was a Whig, he didn't have to resign. Remember, IOKIYAW.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Looks like it was rather chilly in the studio.

      Since Ole Dan'l never turned down a retainer from someone seeking political influence, I'm guessing he went for it.

      I like the frame she made out of pipecleaners.

  • Come here a minute

    Idea for an ambitious smart phone app developer: Political Stupid Blocker. When the user is about to text, tweet, or otherwise post something politically damaging the phone sends a message to the chief of staff or campaign manager and shuts down.

  • Imagine if Ben Franklin had access to a smartphone?

    • He tried tying a kit to his dick and flying it during a thunderstorm but it didn't work the way he thought it would.

  • I'm going to develop a Blackberry with a macro lens on it.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    You'll notice that no one in the the Luddite Party is experiencing these kinds of scandals. This is the reason I hold on to my old green-screen Nokia. Also, it has a flashlight.

  • prommie

    I once met Jon Corzine at a party at Lou's house. hehehe.

  • elviouslyqueer

    If that's the carpet, I'm absolutely sure I don't want to see the drapes.

  • For what it's worth, I know a number of Freeholders, and I'd be surprised any of them knew what a cell phone is, much less own a blackberry.

  • baconzgood

    A Blackberry? Always with the Blackberry. Why don't these people go to that Glamour Shots in the mall?

  • StarsUponThars

    I'm liking the idea of a commemorative calendar featuring crotch shots of the busted: Wrong Schlongs of Congress 2012. Who wouldn't love to get that for Xmas?

  • can't these guys just go bang whores in a campaign donor's apartment, like in the old days?

    • Tundra Grifter

      Back in The Day, other people had to take the photo. During San Francisco's wild heyday, when adultry was one of the few grounds for divorce, there was a local photographer known as "Peekaboo" Pennington.

      He's bust into the hotel room, surprise the couple caught in the act, and as he took his flash photo he'd say…well, you get the idea.

  • hagajim

    Isn't a 53-year-old weiner a little wrinkly and disgusting?

  • Texan_Bulldog

    I almost didn't click on this article. I don't want to see ANY NJ pol nekkid. Are there any skinny people in NJ? I have a friend in NJ who is fat as a pig and her two teenage kids can't walk without getting thigh rash…

  • ttommyunger

    Not interested in his pix, I've got my own album. I frankly don't see the harm. 'Course I'm not a public figure, a professed pillar of society, or employed, or ever wanting to be employed….so I've got that going for me, which is nice. ps. No room for wrinkles in a hard one, no matter how old.

    • prommie

      Freedom (to send around pictures of your junk) is just another word for nothin' left to lose. . .

  • I blame the guy who thought having a phone with a camera was a good idea.

  • Callyson

    The man who posted the photos last month, Carl B. Johnson of Millville, told The Associated Press that he was happy Magazzu was leaving office and that he would consider taking down the photos…Johnson said on his website that the woman "contacted me out of the blue this year." He said he told her to contact the media, and when none seemed interested, he "reluctantly revealed them."
    Johnson, you should have gone with the reluctance…and no, I don't want to see this guy's johnson…

  • johnnymeatworth

    When cell phone cameras are outlawed, only outlaws will text picture of their junk.

  • lochnessmonster

    Really in this day and age? He should step down because of stupidity.

  • SilverTsunami

    Pretty sure "Freehold" was the name of a planetary settlement on an episode of Batterlstar: Galactica–the original, with the guys in the bulky aluminum foil suits.

  • Troglodeity

    The GOP activist who posted the pictures said he wanted "to expose the dirty underbelly of Cumberland County politics." Mission accomplished.

  • Swampgas_Man

    Will Magazzu take to painting himself green and hanging out w/ Fred Flintstone?

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