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Schadenfreude Watch

Jim Burroway

May 18th, 2010

This is getting to be a weekly occurrence. Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN), who is resigning for having sex with a woman who is not his wife, posted this about the vital importance of marriage to his web site:

I believe that Congress must fight to uphold the traditional values that undergird the strength of our nation. The family plays a fundamental role in our society. Studies consistently demonstrate that it is best for a child to have a mother and father, and I am committed to preserving traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman.

…In October 2006, my subcommittee staff authored an important report called “Abstinence and Its Critics” that, among other things, countered the Waxman Report touted by liberals. You can download an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) copy of my report here.

TPM reports that Souder believed in abstinence so much that he appeared in a video along with his mistress, Tracy Jackson, who acted as his interviewer:

In the November 2009 abstinence video, Jackson introduces Souder this way: “You’ve been a longtime advocate for abstinence education and in 2006 you had your staff conduct a report entitled ‘Abstinence and its Critics’ which discredits many claims purveyed by those who oppose abstinence education.”

Here’s the video:

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Update: Souder or his people removed the original video from their YouTube account. Fortunately, the Internet age means that nothing ever really goes away. We’ve linked to an alternative copy of the video.



May 18th, 2010 | LINK

I admit it. My 16+ year gay relationship lead to the downfall of Rep. Souder’s marriage. It’s true. My long term relationship with someone of the same gender sent out the waves in the atmospheric continuum and caused the righteous congressman to stray from his vows and play hide the wienie with a woman other than his wife. Because were it not for my selfish and sin act of staying in a committed relationship with a man, I’m sure the gentleman from Indiana would have stayed on the straight and narrow.

Well, I guess it could have been worse. He could have gone to

ps: Schadenfreude is missing a “c.”

Jim Burroway
May 18th, 2010 | LINK

Spellcheck, unfortunately, doesn’t work for titles. As for the spelling errors in the rest of the blog, I have no excuse.

John Ozed
May 18th, 2010 | LINK

Souder believed in abstinence so much that he appeared in a video along with his mistress, Tracy Jackson, who acted as his interviewer????

Now that is BALLS.

May 18th, 2010 | LINK

The whole reason why this sort of thing happens among politicians is because guys like Souder typically aren’t as strongly opposed to same-sex marriage as they present themselves to be. They mostly feign conviction so that the idiot rednecks will afford them the prestige and privilege that comes with being a politician. I’m not saying Souder isn’t an anti-gay busybody, but his outspokenness on the crucial matter of other people’s sex lives is clearly borne more out of a desire for votes than the genuine overabundance of free time and sexual frustration that usually leads people to worry about who is screwing whom.

May 18th, 2010 | LINK

Just another hypocrite to fall from grace. They warned that this would happen if we allowed gay marriage. We should of listened to them.

Michael Smith
May 18th, 2010 | LINK

Why has there not been a study showing the link between those of our country’s leader’s who have fought marriage equality and promote abstenance only-like programs with the number of polititians who have been caught with their pants down? Clearly there seems to be an obvious link besides correlation.

Paul in Canada
May 18th, 2010 | LINK

As was the rhetoric here in Canada preceding the 2004 legislation providing for same-sex marriage, so many cried “the sky will fall”. In the US, the cries from the religious and conservative right have been declaring that equality, whether civil marriage or the repeal of DADT will spell the beginning of the end for the US.

If not so sad, it would be laughable.

But I can’t understand how these hypocrites can actually look themselves in the mirror?

Exactly what are the ‘traditional values’ they so desperately want to exclusively uphold? The right to commit adultery and claim the highest rate of failed marriages in US history?


May 18th, 2010 | LINK

Another one bites the dust?
A strict believer in the inerrant Word of God, an opponent of same-sex marriage disobeys a commandment or two & Jesus’ preaching on adultery? So gosh darn shocking.
May I suggest sex rehab for him? The treatment centres for sexual addiction have open spaces since Tiger Woods & Jesse James have been “cured”!

May 18th, 2010 | LINK

Go Abstinence!!!

Oh, wait….

Never mind….

May 19th, 2010 | LINK

Clearly his aid used the word “c*****m” 8 times more often than the word “abstain.” Everyone knows that one gains the unstoppable desire to do it if one hears or reads that word.

Jim in MA
May 19th, 2010 | LINK

Studies consistently demonstrate that it is best for a child to have a mother and a mother or a father and a father. Period.
I can say it too. And just because I can say it and post it somewhere that can be read by others doesn’t make it absolute truth. So go f**k yourself senator.

May 19th, 2010 | LINK

Again, and Again and AGAIN–The Guiltiest Dog always Barks the Loudest!

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