Morgan from Vancouver, Chris from Hot-lanta and Jaime from Chi-Town requested a bitch's thoughts on Eric Massa.
You asked for it, so let’s jump right on in.
I didn’t know who the fuck Eric Massa was…or that the House Ethics Committee was investigating him…or what the hell he was being investigated for…merciful heavens…until Eric Massa lost his damn mind and started talking and talking and talking and talking some more.
This is one of those moments when a Congressperson involved in a shit storm within the Beltway fails to understand that his shit storm is contained to the Beltway and, as a result, takes to talking about that shit storm with national media and thus expands said storm of shit all across the nation and beyond.
My understanding is that last week then Congressman Massa was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly groping male staffers and interns. At some point, Massa said he was resigning because of a recurrence of cancer…but that quickly morphed into his admitting that he was resigning because of the allegations of groping…and then it morphed again into Massa claiming that he was set up by the Democratic Party because he planned to oppose the health care reform bill.
Somewhere in there Massa also claimed that Rahm Emanuel confronted him while buck naked in a gym shower.
I know, I know…major TMI…but I’m trying to stay on top of this public display of How to Destroy Your Political Career in Less than 10 Steps.
Yesterday Mr. Massa…no longer Congressman Massa…went on the Glenn Beck Show to plead his case.
Note to Democrats in the midst of blowing up your political career – going on Beck to claim that you’re a victim of a Democratic conspiracy is like holding a press conference denying infidelity from your mistress's bed.
Anyhoo, that should catch us up as much as we can be caught up with Mr. Massa's addiction to talking and talking and then talking some more.
Here are my thoughts on this mess.
#1 – As much as I wish the Democratic Party indulged in strong-arm politics to hold members accountable should they vote against the health care reform bill…
…something tells me that shit just ain’t happening.
Or maybe it’s only happening to those members who expose a major weakness…like a tendency to grope multiple staffers and interns who then report that shit.
But its not as if Massa denied the groping…well, okay he denied it and then “owned” it and then denied it and then attempted to put it into context.
Fuck a duck, this shit is confusing as a motherfucker!
Fuck it - I’ll believe the Democratic Party is playing rough and setting up health care reform defectors when Congressman Stupak is found in bed with two small farm animals and Senator Nelson.
#2 – This may be a case of “Oh, my gods…look at that...is that a dog riding a skateboard?!?”…
A bitch suspects that Mr. Massa, who used to be Congressman Massa, may be trying a little ignore and redirect.
See, even though Mr. Massa is no longer being investigated by the House Ethics Committee for groping male staffers and interns ‘cause he’s no longer Congressman Massa, he is still subject to the ramifications of groping male staffers and interns.
At least I hope he is.
Come to think of it, is Mr. Massa still facing an investigation...any investigation...into sexually harassing staffers and interns?
Well, he should be facing an investigation.
Resigning from Congress shouldn’t close any book but the ethics investigation book on that shit.
We can’t have Congressmen exploiting their position and power by harassing and assaulting staffers and interns then resigning to skip out on punishment.
And the choir said… "Bitch, did you forget about Mark Foley?”