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Vance McAllister Won’t Seek Re-Election In November

From a chortling Washington Post:

Vance McAllister says he has ‘no regrets’. And that Congress still ‘sucks’.

By Wesley Lowery | April 28, 2014

On Monday, embattled Rep. Vance McAllister (R) announced that he will not seek reelection to his Louisiana seat in light of the release last month of a video showing the married [sic!]] congressman kissing a staff member.

McAllister, like the rest of the House, would be up for re-election in November. A detail that the WP doesn’t bother to note. They also fail to note that the tape was from a Christmas party.

Here’s what he had to say (edited for length):

Do you have any regrets?

"No regrets. No regrets at all. It’s a lot easier to judge something from a distance than to see it first hand. First hand, it’s not what everyone thinks it is. It’s not all that glamorous. Y’ all saw the reports where I said the job sucks. And it does if you do what you’re supposed to do and you’re not up here trying to be some semi-celebrity…

Well, you can see how he wouldn’t fit in.

Why didn’t you resign?

"First of all, obviously, I did nothing to break the law, the people elected me 60- 40 to do this job. For me to resign leaves them voiceless, it leaves them unrepresented… that never was an option. The commitment I made to them was to fill this seat for one year. And that’s what I did. Never once did I say that I would be reelected…

"I’m not a politician … that’s pretty obvious to you all now, everyone." …

Well, he sure looked like a typical politician in that video.

Do you know who released the video?

"No, you know… in time it’ll come out. I knew the guns were on me, and I gave them the bullet… It’ll come out. The truth will set you free…

Isn’t it funny how our media guardians still haven’t found out who released the video? Maybe they wanted to make sure McAllister’s goose was thoroughly cooked first.

But hopefully we will hear who the hero was in time for the next round of Pulitzer Prize nominations.

"It’s time to go to work… I’ve admitted what I did, I never once sat here played a game … with "it wasn’t me." I take responsibility for it, and I have taken responsibility for it and it’s time to move on." …

We’re starting to miss him already.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Vance McAllister Won’t Seek Re-Election In November”

  1. And ya’ll think you think the GOP is going to win big in November.

    Silly hopefuls. This is just the beginning of dirty tricks

  2. JohnMG

    Too bad he wasn’t kissing a guy………he’d have been a shoo-in for re-election.




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