Hypocrisy Watch – Tennessee Edition

Next stop, a hiking trip on the Appalachia Trail:

Meet Tennessee state senator Paul Stanley. He’s a solid conservative Republican and married father of two, who according to his website is “a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he serves as a Sunday school teacher and board member of their day school.” (Check out the religious imagery on the site — the sun poking through clouds, as if manifesting God’s presence — which of course shows Stanley’s deeply pious nature.)


In other words, if Mr. Stanley was a U.S. Senator, he’d be living in the C Street House:

In a sworn affidavit, a Tennessee state investigator has said that Stanley admitted to having a “sexual relationship” with a 22-year-old female intern working in his office, and to taking nude pictures of her in “provocative poses” in his apartment.

Taking a page from the John Ensign (R-NV) playbook of damage control, Stanley only decided to come clean after the boyfriend of the young woman threatened to publicly expose him.

Just another reliable, honorable and conservative, family-values Republican.  

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