Politician Admits to Sex With Minor But Still Wants Your Vote

Linda WallIt's amazing how stupid some politicians think voters are. But Linda Wall might just tip the scales for condescending candidates. An anti-gay activist running on a conservative platform for a spot in the Virginia House of Delegates, Wall has openly admitted that she once had sex with a female minor. And she still expects people to, um, vote for her?

Of course Wall claims she's turned over a new leaf, that was the past, yadda, yadda, yadda. She's marched for the unborn! She supported the marriage amendment! I mean come on, what a woman! Yeeeech!

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The conservative independent hasn't faced charges for the incident, which she copped to in an official court deposition back in 2006. But that doesn't mean she's off the hook. Under Virginia law, if the girl, then underage and a student of Wall's at a junior high school in Prince George County (around the state capital of Richmond), were to file a complaint with police even today, Wall could be charged. There's no expiration date on the charges.

But let's consider that this happened some 40 years ago. The then-child, now woman hasn't come forward yet, and it's possible she never will. Victims often never do for a variety of reasons, not the least of them fear. And with such a well known name connected to this case, the victim could be afraid that the media would get a hold of her. Does that change anything for voters? Really?

Linda Wall has admitted to engaging in "sexual relations with a minor." You know what most people call someone who has sex with a kid? Child molester. Teachers who do that sort of thing today go to jail for years. But the way Wall treats it, in an AP interview, it's a minor transgression:

Forty years ago I was a different person. I was a heavy pot smoker with ... impaired judgment and made some bad choices ... You do that out of college sometimes. Some people do, some people don't.

Yes, she just compared sex with a child to smoking a little pot. Turns my stomach too. But just as disturbing is the fact that Linda Wall thinks people should trust her with the state's business after such an alarming confession.

Do you think she should take her name off the ballot? Would you vote for someone like this?


Image via Linda Wall for Delegate

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