Republican Representative Christopher Lee of New York has a really hot body for an old guy. This we know because he sent photos of himself bare-chested to one lucky lady -- a woman whom he met on Craigslist, no less.
Can the 46-year-old lawmaker really be that dumb? Yes. Yes, he can.
The married congressman resigned on Wednesday amid the scandal that broke on the blog, Gawker. Lee had been trolling for women in the "Women Seeking Men" forum of Craigslist as Christopher Lee, a "divorced" "lobbyist" and "fit fun classy guy."
Apparently he was too horny to use a pseudonym? Or to block out his eyes in the photos? Seriously, for a lawmaker, this guy is really, really dumb. This is almost as bad as paying a hooker with a check (Jerry Springer, mayor of Cincinnati, I am looking at you). He had to have been actively trying to end his career.
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According to CNN, the lawmaker released the following statement:
It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff, and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness.
Personally, if I were his wife, I wouldn't divorce him for the attempted affair; I would divorce him for being an idiot. The conversation between the lawmaker and the woman in whom he was interested was relatively tame, save for his two lies: he said he was "divorced" and that he was 39.
But the most disturbing portion (beyond the idiocy) is the hypocrisy. According to Gawker:
Yesterday, we reached out to Rep. Lee, whose support for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and vote to reject federal abortion funding suggests a certain comfort with publicly scrutinizing others' sex lives.
Exactly. Here is a man who leads on family values with photos of his wife and family and then he openly tries to solicit sex with strangers. If a person wants to step out on their marriage and be a sleazebag, fine. But don't purport to be a bastion of familial love and warmth and try to tell others what they can do with their genitals when you're wagging yours all over Craigslist. Sorry, that is just hypocrisy and idiocy, the two worst of the "isy's."
Dude deserves everything he is getting. Although he does look pretty hot, no? Maybe he has a career in catalog modeling ahead of him.
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