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  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: Let’s Relive Corrupt Sen. John Ensign’s Sleazy Sex Scandal, Eww (Video)

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A goodly chunk of the Rachel Maddow Show Thursday was devoted to an exclusive story on the John Ensign sex scandal and its fallout, much of which had been hidden away in Justice Department records. You see, Ensign, Nevada’s “other” Senator until his abrupt resignation in 2011, wasn’t merely a family-values horndog who was sexing a staffer. His lover’s husband, Doug Hampton, was also an Ensign staffer, and once the affair ended in 2009, Ensign tried to make things better by getting Hampton a job as a lobbyist — which violated federal laws. Guess which one of the two ended up getting prosecuted for that? Hint: It was not the disgraced Senator, who now plies his trade as a veterinarian in Las Vegas. Hampton pleaded guilty, and Ensign went back to giving shots to poodles. Read more on Morning Maddow: Let’s Relive Corrupt Sen. John Ensign’s Sleazy Sex Scandal, Eww (Video)…
  sucks lies and videotape

Married Congressman Vance McAllister Fires Lady He Was Kissing On For Being Too Much Of A Slut

Here at Yr Wonkette, we are proud to bring you all the Vance McAllister news you can possibly stomach, which we figure is probably about 600 words and change. McAllister, as you are no doubt aware, is the nice Family Values Christian guy who won Louisiana’s 5th district in a special election last November, then promptly was videotaped getting all smoochyfacey with aide Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock on December 23, because it was the season of giving. Mostly tongue, judging by the video. So what’s up with Mr. “I have done wrong please forgive me and I need your prayers” today? Read more on Married Congressman Vance McAllister Fires Lady He Was Kissing On For Being Too Much Of A Slut…
  studies in tenacity

West Virginia Judge Indicted After Trying To Live Out Bad Noir Movie Plot

A West Virginia judge was indicted last Thursday on two charges of conspiracy after spending years trying to frame the husband of his former lover with a number of crimes. The AP reports that the indictment against Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury alleges that he tried between 2008 and 2012 to frame Robert Woodruff for crimes including drug possession, larceny and assault. The judge had been having an affair with his secretary — Woodruff’s wife, Kim — and he tried to eliminate the competition after she tried to break things off … The schemes involved a state trooper, the county emergency services director and another man, the indictment says, but none of them panned out. There is no word yet on whether the Coen Brothers have optioned the story. Read more on West Virginia Judge Indicted After Trying To Live Out Bad Noir Movie Plot…
  journamalism

Newsmax Reporter: Petraeus Affair Endangered National Security, Per Egregious, Totally Fine FBI Leak

What have our rightwing torture chamber pals at Newsmax been up to lately? Well, according to “chief Washington correspondent” Ronald Kessler, they’ve just cold been getting leaks from disgruntled Fibbies about retired spook-in-chief David Petraeus’s office boffings since October. Ronald Kessler is very outraged about the national security implications of this! Oh wait, no. Ronald Kessler thinks it is fine that an unclearanced person such as himself is getting fed “sensitive” information (just the tip!) about national security from the FBI. On Oct. 10, I was contacted by a longtime FBI source who told me that a bureau investigation had uncovered Petraeus’ affair with a journalist and that it could potentially jeopardize national security. Hmmm, what else might jeopardize national security? Like, maybe leaking serious shit to people from Newsmax? The veteran agent related to me that FBI agents assigned to the case were outraged by what were they were told by senior officials: The FBI was going to hold in limbo their findings until after the election. Oh, right. That’s what endangers national security. Read more on Newsmax Reporter: Petraeus Affair Endangered National Security, Per Egregious, Totally Fine FBI Leak…
  covert joint operations

Biographer Lady Revealed To Be Petraeus Mistress, Linchpin Of Benghazi Cover-Up Probably

Everybody’s all scandalized over the resignation of CIA director and retired Army General David Petraeus, who rather conveniently had to resign because of an affair one week before he had to testify about Benghazi, just sayin’, we should probably impeach the president. But! Slate has uncovered the alleged Other Woman, which lends it a bit more credibility? She is not an Elizabeth Warren aide, as our friends keep yelling at us, but is, as Fred Kaplan writes pretty definitively, Paula Broadwell, who wrote this year’s (rather … friendly) biography of Petraeus. Turns out the thing should have had a picture of Fabio on the cover. Read more on Biographer Lady Revealed To Be Petraeus Mistress, Linchpin Of Benghazi Cover-Up Probably…
  got his cover blown

Drudge Sirens: Gen. David Petraeus Resigns CIA Due To Spying … Between The Sheets

CIA Director David Petraeus has submitted his resignation, admitting that he’d had an extramarital affair and had exercised “extremely poor judgement.” Petraeus is likely to be replaced on an interim basis by deputy CIA director Mike Morrell, according to Administration sources eager to reassure Americans that the CIA will continue to send killer robots to rain death upon the nation’s enemies. Read more on Drudge Sirens: Gen. David Petraeus Resigns CIA Due To Spying … Between The Sheets…
  scissor sisters

Is Florida’s Pretty Lt. Gov. Lady Having Lesbionic Interracial Affair With Aide?

That’s a good question, in that headline right there up above here, that you just read. It comes to us via the court filings of a lady who worked for Florida’s lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, and who is now on trial for sharing secret tape recordings with a reporter. She says, and we believe this is a direct quote from her filing, “Dude, everyone in the office recorded everyone else, it was the policy, and also I totally saw Jennifer Carroll and travel aide Beatriz Ramos lezzing out.” Read more on Is Florida’s Pretty Lt. Gov. Lady Having Lesbionic Interracial Affair With Aide?…
  sexting

Nikki Haley’s Alleged Republican Loveblogger Posts Sexy Texts

The weird “blogger has sex with hot governor-candidate lady” just keeps getting sexier (except for the blogger-having-sex part). South Carolina GOP person-turned-blog-typer Will Folks has produced various Holy Texts about the sexytime he supposedly had with GOP candidate Nikki Haley. They all used to work together with Mark Sanford, because the South Carolina Republican Party is all about Forbidden Love. So what did Haley say when she called Will Folks the other day, about this affair she says never happened? And why won’t Sarah Palin FOR ONCE stand up for actual traditional family values? Read more on Nikki Haley’s Alleged Republican Loveblogger Posts Sexy Texts…
  have some dignity man

Sanford Talks Of ‘Soul Mate,’ Other Ladies In Most Embarrassing Interview Yet

When Governor Mark Sanford tearfully admitted last week that he had an affair with some gal who he actually liked a lot, many people wrote approvingly of his candor, and the fact that he didn’t say “Meh, I was just boning some slutty slut, it meant nothing.” He had feelings and things, and maybe a decent amount of respect for his mistress! But now we learn that all of his “dear, dear friend” claptrap was just a precursor to a torrent of undignified, cruelly narcissistic oversharing. Read more on Sanford Talks Of ‘Soul Mate,’ Other Ladies In Most Embarrassing Interview Yet…
  historical moments in journalism

Reporter Reveals How She Got Exclusive Sanford AM Airport SCOOP

Well here is a sort of sad but interesting angle on the Sanford Firecracker Love Scandal, straight from The State reporter Gina Smith, who drove 200 miles to corner the exhausted governor of South Carolina at 6:15 in the morning yesterday as he was arriving back at the Atlanta airport, probably all morning breath-y. Read more on Reporter Reveals How She Got Exclusive Sanford AM Airport SCOOP…
  still doesn't compare to jim gibbons

GOP Paid Son of John Ensign’s Mistress $5,400 During Era of Sexytime

We knew there had to be a “paying off some 19-year-old boy” aspect of this dull John Ensign story, and here it is: A Republican committee paid Nevada Senator John Ensign’s illicit girlfriend’s son $5,400 during the SAME EXACT TIME Ensign and the lady were humping. This teen-ager was given the dirty GOP money for “research policy consulting,” which is even more bogus-sounding that our business expenses. ALSO: Our friends at the Las Vegas Gleaner inform us that Ensign was putting his peen into this lady before he was legally separated from his wife. Read more on GOP Paid Son of John Ensign’s Mistress $5,400 During Era of Sexytime…
  oh hey did you hear john edwards is a swine?

THE SLEAZEBAG’S LAMENT: “On the local wingnut talk radio station, the loudmouth host and halfwit callers were high-fiving each other for talking about creepy John Edwards cheating on his cancer-stricken wife long before Wolf Blitzer or whoever mentioned it. So we’ve got Edwards’ foul behavior, the Responsible Media’s shameful behavior, and the wingnuts’ shameless behavior. This is not exactly America’s finest moment.” [AOL Political Machine] Read more on …
  two americas

John Edwards Screwing High School Kids, Too

Aging pretty-boy multi-millionaire John Edwards was a senator for a few years after a lucrative career as a personal-injury lawyer. For some reason, this made him John Kerry’s pretend vice president, which led to a sweeping Edwards’ fail in this year’s Democratic primary. And now he’s shutting down the scholarship program he started for poor kids at a North Carolina high school. Read more on John Edwards Screwing High School Kids, Too…
 

WONKETTE ON CNN, THIS AFTERNOON Your Wonkette editor Jim Newell will be on CNN at 1 p.m. Eastern, today at some point, talking about … Barbara Walters having a sex affair with a Republican senator in the 1970s! Read more on …
 

Alleged Former Paterson Tootsie Works In ‘Intergovernmental Affairs’

We are liking this Governor Paterson fellow a whole lot. Not only does he make hilarious cracks about lobbyist whores, he openly admits to having affairs while serving in the New York State Senate. We are only sorry that he and his wife seem to have mended fences and will not be having any more affairs any time soon. But but but! Not one but TWO Spitzer officials say that one of the gals he used to romance now “works under” the new governor of New York. Read more on Alleged Former Paterson Tootsie Works In ‘Intergovernmental Affairs’…