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CA Anti-Gay Assemblyman’s Drippy Disclosure

Jim Burroway

September 9th, 2009

Update: Duvall resigns. See the full update below.

California Assemblyman Mike DuvalA California state assemblyman from Orange County, who strongly supported California’s Prop 8 “so we can end this debate once and for all,” is about to embark on another debate on the meaning of ethics and the sanctity of his own marriage:

[Michael] Duvall, speaking to a relatively mum Republican colleague seated to his left, apparently had no idea his dais microphone became live beginning about a minute before the start of a cable-televised committee hearing. He was captured in the middle of recounting portions of an affair.

“She wears little eye-patch underwear,” said Duvall, who is married with two children. “So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And so, we had made love Wednesday–a lot! And so she’ll, she’s all, ‘I am going up and down the stairs, and you’re dripping out of me!’ So messy!”

Very classy. According to this highly sensationalistic report from KCAL9, he’s also into spanking. Duvall was given a 100% rating by the Capital Resources Institute for “time and time again, [voting] to protect and preserve family values in California.” But now, not only has Duvall admitted to cheating on his wife, the vice-chair of the Utilities and Commerce committee is boasting of sleeping with a lobbyist for Sempra Energy, one of the state’s largest utilities — a clear ethical violation.

Who knew “family values” could be so much fun?

Update:Duvall has resigned, and apologized — not for actually doing anything wrong, just for bragging about it:

I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state. I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office. Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work.

‘The LA Times reported that the web site also had an apology, but that appears to have been taken down. That apology reportedly said:

I made a mistake and I sincerely apologize. I deeply regret the comments I made in what I believed to be a private conversation. This is a private matter and I ask that everyone respect the privacy of all involved.

So again, he’s not sorry and resigning because he cheated on his wife with at least two other women, nor that he admitted to having sex with a lobbyiest who has business before Duvall’s Utilities and Commerce committee. His only mistake was in talking about it. You know, stuff like this:

“I’m getting into spanking her,” Duvall is heard to say on the videotape.

The other man asks if she likes it, too. Duvall responds: “She goes, ‘I know you like spanking me.’ I said, ‘Yeah, that’s ’cause you’re such a bad girl.”‘

Oh boy, a straight guy into spanking. Paging Porno Pete…

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AJD
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

But the thing is, guys like Duvall always get a pass from the religious right. Regardless of his hypocrisy, he’s still fighting for the cause (i.e. legal and social disenfranchisement of gay people), so he gets “forgiveness.”

Elliot
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

I must say, I’m completely speechless.

Just speechless.

John
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

From the sound of it, I am guessing he didn’t use a condom. Such respect for his wife.

I wonder how much this lobbyist gets paid and what she lists under previous employment history on her resume.

Kristie
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Ok, first of all…EWWW!Not sure why ANYONE would sleep with this guy, but I guess there is actually no accounting for taste. Now, on a mildly gross note, the whole “dripping” comment is not only very squicky,but it brings up an interesting issue. Seems the good Congressman doesn’t bother to practice safe sex during his extra marital shenanigans. So, not only is he a cheating pig, but he’s putting his wife at risk of getting anything he might pick up from his leaky girlfriend!

What an utterly hypocritical toolbag this guy is!

Emily K
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

I can never un-read any of that.

paul j stein
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

And Bill Clinton got all that sh*t for a no talent messy BL*WJ*B!

paul j stein
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

(714) 672-4734
(714) 672-4737 fax Call his office and leave a message, I did!

Personal Failure
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

That’s a leaklink I regret clicking.

Lindoro Almaviva
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Do you all think these women are attracted tyo him? They probably know that he is an easy target and they are using sex to get what their companies want.

My question is, What has the legislature done about it? They are all bitching about what he is doing, and now they have all the proof they need about his ethics violations, so what are they waiting for?

Dan
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

I’m going to check the Family Research Council website every day now… I’m sure they’re about to issue an apology and distance themselves from him.

They’re Christians so we wont get any hypocrisy from them, nor will they try to pretend it is not newsworthy!

William
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Isn’t this what “family values” are all about?

Matt
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Ew. My eyes are bleeding…

gar
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

TMI alert!

But another in a long line of examples of pious hypocrites. Love it.

Piper
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

I was actually thinking of coming to this guys defense, “it could have been his wife that he was talking about” but then I read the actual article and all that flew out the window, he cheated with TWO women! Dear lord it’s almost funny.

David C.
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Ok, he resigned. It’s over. Nothing else to see. Move along.

Matt
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

UPDATE:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gogMox_dSaDYvRr9NtuG4xBn0lvAD9AK0M402
Calif. GOP lawmaker quits over taped sex comments

David C.
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Please readers, learn how to use the ‘a’ HTML tag.

TJMcFisty
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Oh, it’s just the comments he made that were wrong. I see. His illicit behavior wasn’t wrong until he said something about it.

And now it’s a private matter. I see that as well. Before, it was a joke between him and his colleagues, but now it’s private and personal between he and his family. Shhh. Please.

The Lauderdale
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

I actually don’t object to a straight-up URL. Less room for making tag errors.

Lindoro Almaviva
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Actually, there is no mention in the site about what HTML tags are we allowed to use. Any way we can get a lit of tags that are allowed by the comment box? Some sites allow some, some sites allow none, so how about you guys giving us some direction on that matter?

As for HTML language, most sites now offer a task/edit bar that looks pretty much like Word and converts everything to HTML. Is that not an option on the site?

Lindoro Almaviva
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

His illicit behavior wasn’t wrong until he said something about it.

To say nothing about the sexual harassment. Apparently people tolerated all his sex talk because he has power. That is sexual harassment.

Lindoro Almaviva
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Can anyone post a link to his statement. I seem to be unable to locate it. Thanks.

John
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

I am not sure that he is out of the woods just yet. I would think that an investigation of the relationship between his votes and the impact of those votes on the companies of the lobbyists that he was sleeping with could lead to jail time.

Burr
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Looks like banning gay marriage did absolutely nothing positive to his behavior nor increase his respect for the institution.

How about that, little Dicky?

AdrianT
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Good riddance to a corrupt hypocrite and fraud. I hope the No On 8 campaigners capitalize on charlatans like these.

Regan DuCasse
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Oh so now his situation is PRIVATE?!
Not while you’re in PUBLIC office, bub.
Not while you publicly called to divorce thousands of gay couples and point fingers at gay relationships as damaging to marriage.

And NOT while you don’t care about the private lives of gay people.
No, no, no…YOU don’t get to have privacy now because you influence PUBLIC policy.

May every aspect of your life be out in the spotlight and the sordid details of how YOU preserved the sanctity of marriage be for all to see!

Emily K
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

I want to see these ethics violations investigated. Sleeping with lobbyists is not the way to gain public trust.

Edwin
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Seems like the hetrosexuals are ruining their own marriages with out our marriages taking place. This gut is just another jerk that says one thing, and does just the oppsite.
Now I wonder which gay person put him up to messing around on his wife?
They are always quoting the bible against gays. But what does it say about adultry? they think that doesn’t apply to them or what.

GreenEyedLilo
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

EwewewewewewewEW!!!!!

I do hope his paramour gets tested and learns something about safer sex…and finding a better class of men, while she’s at it.

Jutta Zalud
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

Does somebody happen to have a screenshot or other copy of Duvall’s voting record?
http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/72/?p=article&sid=167&id=219702 now says “There are no data records to display.”

Richard W. Fitch
September 9th, 2009 | LINK

@Jutta Zalud: You might try finding them thru HRC. I know they keep the records for US Sen & Rep, not sure about state assemblies. Or try one of the CA LGBT political watch groups.

Richard
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

When are we going to start PROSECUTING CONGRESS MEMBERS (?) FOR TAKING BRIBES?

Sexual bribes–this idiot, and dozens of others.

Cash bribes–just about everyone in the room last night, but especially Max Baucus–The Insurance MOB’s Made Man in charge of maintaining their strangle hold on our bank accounts.

Peggy
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

EWWWW. When I read that drippy comment and look at his mug it sickens me. I am delighted that he exposed himself as he did. Good riddance to another hypocritical politician.

Ben in Oakland
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

Sent to the Chronicle today.

Dear Editor:

Assemblyman Michael Duvall, a staunch defender of traditional family “values” and marriage as a “sacred” bond between a man and a woman, has resigned his post following his inadvertently public admission to his Republican colleagues of two extramarital affairs with female lobbyists . Quite apart from his very serious ethical violations, for which I hope he is prosecuted, he has demonstrated both gross (in every sense of the word) stupidity and monumental hypocrisy. The latter is matched only by his conservative Republican colleagues, who apparently knew of his affairs, both business and “personal”, and chose to look the other way.

Duvall has joined a long line of equally discredited, hypocritical moralizers who have attacked and demonized loving gay and lesbian couples as a threat to marriage, family, faith, children, morality, and freedom, while engaging in sleazy extramarital activity and serious ethical misconduct. Apparently, the best wayfor a heterosexual politician to defend families, morality, and the sacred bond of marriage, is to have an affair (John Ensign, John Edwards, Mark Sanford), get a divorce (Douglas Manchester, Rudy Giuliani), cruise a public place for sex (Larry Craig and many others), visit a prostitute (David Vitter, Ted Haggard), or hit on underaged boys (Mark Foley).

If this is leadership and values, it is no wonder that our country is such dire straights…so to speak.

PS I know this is not the proper spelling for “straits”, but the pun is important!

Alex
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

Great letter, Ben!

Ben in Oakland
September 10th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks, alex.

BTW, a SMART democrat could probably unseat the assemblyman to whom duvall was dripping, just by focussing on stupidity and hypocrisy. That other guy KNEW what was oging on, and said and did nothing.

The morals of a goat, I say.

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