Thursday, September 10, 2009

What Ever Happened To 'Practicing What You Preach'?

If you haven't heard already, (now-former) California Assemblyman Mike Duvall has resigned after being caught on tape describing to a colleague his sexual exploits with two separate women.  Neither of those women are his wife.  The best part of the story is that he claimed his resignation was due only to his poor choice of words in telling a story, and not that the story was actually true.  Oh, and did I mention that one of the women works for a lobbying firm, because that's important?  The L.A. Times reports:
Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R-Yorba Linda), whose remarks were videotaped in July during a lull in a Sacramento hearing, stepped down less than 24 hours after the tape spread online Tuesday night.

In the video, the married family-values crusader from Yorba Linda talks in graphic detail about women he said he slept with -- at least one of whom appeared to be a lobbyist with business before the utilities committee on which Duvall sat as vice chairman.
The italics are my own emphasis.  Let me see if I understand this correctly.  Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry because they would destory the sanctity of marriage as an institution, but heterosexual pigs such as Mr. Duvall can freely marry because...why?  Could someone please help me out on this, because I really cannot find an answer to this riddle?  The article further adds:
The Capitol Resource Institute, a conservative, self-described "pro-family" advocacy organization that had given Duvall a 100% score for his voting record on issues of concern to the group, denounced the lawmaker in a statement.

"It is always disappointing when a champion of traditional values does not practice the same in his private life," said Karen England, executive director of the institute.
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