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2011/7/26-8/6 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:54144 Activity:nil
7/26    Oregon Congressman David Wu says he's resigning - Yahoo! News:
        http://www.csua.org/u/tvq
        "Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon has announced that he is resigning
        in the wake of allegations that he had a sexual encounter with an
        18-year-old woman."
        Given that:
        1. The Age of Consent in Oregon is 18,
        2. He filed for separation from his wife two years ago,
        why did he need to resign?
        \_ You'll never get it.
           \_ By hook or by crook we will.
        \_ "allegations he engaged in 'aggressive and unwanted sexual
            behavior' with a young woman."
            http://www.csua.org/u/tvu (cbsnews)
            \_ I see.  I guess Yahoo News (Associated Press) didn't tell the
               whole story.  -- OP
            \_ I know I am a sick puppy, but what exactly went on here?
               I want details, the more lurid the better.
        \_ "Amid the frenzy of arm-twisting, debate and reporters swarming
            like bees in a sunflower garden, Representative David Wu, the
            Oregon Democrat who resigned this week amid a sex scandal, sat
            peacefully on the balcony off the speaker’s lobby, awaiting the
            last votes of his career and pulling on a stogie."
            http://is.gd/IMRgL9 [nytimes]
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Wu is calling a published report about an alleged unwanted sexual encounter with a young woman "very serious" but has not yet said whether the accusation is true. The Oregonian reports that a young woman from California has accused the Democrat of an unwanted sexual encounter last November. The newspaper said the information came from sources who wanted to remain anonymous. FILE - In this March, 7, 2011 file photo, Oregon Democratic Congressman David Wu speaks after a luncheon in Hillsboro, Ore. Wu is calling a published report about an alleged unwanted sexual encounter with a young woman "very serious" but has not yet said whether the accusation is true. The Oregonian reports that a young woman from California has accused the Democrat of an unwanted sexual encounter last November. The newspaper said the information came from sources who wanted to remain anonymous. David Wu of Oregon has announced that he is resigning in the wake of allegations that he had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. Democratic leaders had called for a House Ethics investigation after the initial reports of the allegation. Wu said Tuesday the well-being of his children should come first, so he will resign after Congress resolves the debate over the debt ceiling. In 2004, he won despite acknowledging a decades-old college incident in which he tried to force a former girlfriend to have sex. Voters said they disliked an opponent's attempt to use that against Wu as part of a political campaign. Michael 2 hours ago Let me get this right, he admitted that he attempted to sexually force a women into having sex with him but the "Voters said they disliked an opponent's attempt to use that against Wu as part of a political campaign." If he had tried to kill someone, would that have been okay to use against him? soupnazi 2 hours ago How many institutions or companies with just 535 members or employees have Congress' rate of resignations for sex scandals and other corruption? Voters said they disliked an opponent's attempt to use that against Wu as part of a political campaign." Shows how stupid voters can be, incidents like this are generally a good indicator of a person's character. BiancaG 2 hours ago Its a little disturbing that the news media is tip-toeing around the word rape. That is what this person is being accused of, but we don't call it that because he is a congressman.
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allegations he engaged in "aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior" with a young woman. "The time has come to hand on the privilege of high office," Wu said in a statement. "I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations." Wu said that his resignation would be effective upon the resolution of the debt ceiling crisis. "This is the right decision for my family, the institution of the House, and my colleagues," he said. "It is also the only correct decision to avoid any distraction from the important work at hand in Washington." asked the House Ethics committee to investigate the allegations against the seven-term congressman. Last week's allegation against Wu is the latest in a series of charges that the congressman has engaged in questionable behavior. Wu acknowledged that he sent erratic emails to his staffers, including a picture of himself around Halloween in a tiger costume. Several of his staff members resigned following his re-election in November, and Oregon newspapers reported that his campaign staffers had pleaded with Wu to seek psychiatric help the week before the 2010 election. Wu said in February he has sought mental health treatment, including counseling and medication. Now that Wu is resigning from Oregon's first congressional district, there will be a special election to replace him. Due to the results of the 2010 Census, the first district is expected to remain Democratic-leaning, although slightly less so. That would make it easier for Democrats to hold onto Wu's seat. Depending on the timing of the special election, the Democratic party could either choose its candidate by convention or in a special election primary. Already, multiple Democrats had been preparing to challenge Wu in the 2012 primary, including state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and state Rep. UPDATE: Pelosi has released a statement in response to Wu's resignation: "Congressman Wu's decision today is a recognition of his need to focus on his children and their future," she said. "The timing of his decision is in the best interests of his constituents. See all 83 Comments by Brokennews July 26, 2011 4:28 PM EDT gaiaschild-2009, did you forget about your beloved mayor of Portland? Portland, where you only have to be 18 to enjoy a Sam Adams. by Jennie8675309 July 26, 2011 1:20 PM EDT No states allow public consumption of alcohol at age 18 since 1984. nottellin1 July 26, 2011 2:22 PM EDT Sorry, this is too good to pass up. nottellin1, Sam Adams is the name of the Portland Mayor who got caught lying during the election campaign about having relations with a, at the time, a 17 year old boy. The gay part didn't bother me, but lying to hide it & staring into the camera and declaring that he didn't have relations with that boy. Hence the joke about "In Portland you only have to be 17 to enjoy a Sam Adams!" Reply to this comment by DobieGillis July 26, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Baaad Wu. Reply to this comment by cbsnacilbuper July 26, 2011 4:08 PM EDT by cbsnacilbuper July 26, 2011 3:47 PM EDT Mine was killed by a rapist. by Angry_Dan July 26, 2011 3:56 PM EDT "Mine was killed by a rapist." Angry_Dan, I want everyone to see the real person you are. Reply to this comment by USA_is_back July 26, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Why not also show them the REAL person you are cbsnacilbuper. by cbsnacilbuper July 20, 2011 4:23 PM EDT And Obama had the seals shoot an unarmed man in the head. by cattiej July 26, 2011 3:38 PM EDT David Wu is just one of many of the elected government officials who have committed stupid and immoral acts. There should be drug testing of anyone elected to office before they raise their hand to take the oath that they will place the constituation of the United States above all else and they are fit, morally, and emotionally to take office. We, as a people expect it and demand it from the people we have elected to office. Reply to this comment by jsilver2th July 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT It's a good thing they don't give spelling tests before letting people vote.. by jsilver2th July 26, 2011 3:24 PM EDT Speaking as an Oregonian (I don't live in Wu's district but I am sitting in it at the moment)- he has always been sort of an enigma in Oregon politics and hard to understand- he certainly won't be the last to get their power confused with their lust- it seems almost to be part of the human condition- and as yet I have not heard he has been charged with any crime- whether he resigned or not he would not have been re-elected as his problems have been brewing for a while including a mass resignation of very qualified staff members several months ago. It seems perhaps too there are 'prescription' drug issues. Oregon has actually been a state that has broken barriers in surprising ways- Wu was the first Chinese American congressman and his several decent terms before all of this deserve some credit and positives. Power is an intoxicant for sure and electing anybody to Congress is about like pouring down a quart of whiskey and handing them the car keys. We had GOP Bob Packwood in the Senate for years who also had to resign for aggressive sexual conduct- the difference The Oregonian our major newspaper concealed it for years and now they pounce on Wu in a moment. Usually peoples views are shaped by whose ox is getting gored- Reply to this comment by refbatch July 26, 2011 3:24 PM EDT the best way in this illness is his castration. Reply to this comment by Angry_Dan July 26, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Did Wu rape anyone? he had sex with a female of the species who was in her physical prime. So, now men are guilty of bad behavior when women change their minds about past consensual encounters? by cbsnacilbuper July 26, 2011 3:41 PM EDT Trust me Dan, if Nancy asked this guy to leave there was a good reason. by Angry_Dan July 26, 2011 3:16 PM EDT "Earlier this year, Wu acknowledged that he sent erratic emails to his staffers, including a picture of himself around Halloween in a tiger costume." I hope this miserable, godless SOB burns in Hell for all eternity! Reply to this comment by cbsnacilbuper July 26, 2011 3:31 PM EDT Or dates your daughter. by Angry_Dan July 26, 2011 3:35 PM EDT I don't have a daughter, but I'd like to believe that if I did, and she were on a date, unless someone held a gun to her head, she wouldn't have sex with that person, if she would rather not. is your daughter some kind of clingy push-over that crys rape after a guy gnaws his arm off, in to hasten his escape? See all 4 Replies by Jaylah54 July 26, 2011 2:46 PM EDT I'm glad he had the good sense to resign quickly. How many more sex scandals do we have to have (on both sides of the aisle) until our elected officials learn to keep their pants zipped? Reply to this comment by bsvitamins1 July 26, 2011 2:29 PM EDT This man needs to get in bed with Boehner so they both can be happy they are two of a KIND Reply to this comment by Brokennews July 26, 2011 2:37 PM EDT Not really! by cbsnacilbuper July 26, 2011 2:55 PM EDT What sex scandle is Boehner involved with? Typical Democrats, can't take responsiblity for anything. And then his sick, twisted lunatic-left viewers will laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and.... And, of course, the members of the Nation Organization for (D-cRAT Socialist Uggo) Women will also laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and.... Reply to this comment by Jaylah54 July 26, 2011 2:41 PM EDT Wow, forgot to take your meds again today, huh? by cbsnacilbuper July 26, 2011 2:54 PM EDT No, Jay that is the truth. As long as Weiner or Wu are democrats they can do these things and Maher and NOW will look the other way or worse. Bill Maher is the worst scum on this earth, and sadly his viewers keep watching, I guess it is kinda like a bad accident. Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. Select type of offense: Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Advertisements, commercial links, or repetitive posts Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illeg...
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com Surprise Ending to Day of Strong-Arming, Head Counts and Meetings Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Early Thursday, a group of freshman Republicans stood united in support of Speaker John A Boehner's debt crisis bill. John A Boehner's days of strong-arming members on the most important vote of his Congressional career. Suddenly, with no warning and just minutes from a vote Thursday evening, the conversation on the House floor turned to naming post offices. More Politics News Thus began the great pizza seduction. One after another, recalcitrant Republicans were marched into Mr Boehner's office, where he begged, implored and, when that failed, berated them in a desperate effort to win support for his proposal to resolve the debt crisis. Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House whip, bought a pile of pizzas, and asked those members who were against the bill to come on over for a slice, and some haranguing. debt ceiling bill, when it became clear that his Republican members were not going to put him over the top. Some of those who left Mr Boehner's office looked stricken, but said they were unyielding. Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas emerged, saying he was "a bloody, beaten-down no." Other Republicans who had agreed to vote yes went gallivanting through the Capitol -- in red spike heels in the case of Representative Nan Hayworth of New York -- to get before their colleagues or television cameras and help the speaker seal the deal. The pulling of the bill was an unexpected twist in a chaotic day in which staff members for Republicans in the House and Democrats in the Senate slid from desk to desk around Capitol Hill asserting that the outcome of the debt debate would end in their party's favor. Earlier Thursday, it seemed as though Mr Boehner was indeed picking up support for his bill, which cuts spending, raises the debt ceiling and gives his members their coveted balanced-budget amendment. But in the waning hours of debate on the bill, the math appeared to turn against the speaker. Some key lawmakers, like Representative Tim Scott of South Carolina, a member of the freshman leadership team, said he would join the other freshmen from his state and vote no. In the final minutes of the two-hour debate of the bill, right after Representative Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, offered her closing remarks, Representative Steven C LaTourette, an Ohio Republican who was serving as the presiding officer, announced that the House would turn to other business. even one in Guam, honoring John Pangelinan Gerber, a Vietnam veteran. 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