May 20, 2007

John prefers that we not swear in our posts, so I'm going to let the links speak for themselves, since if I do any more than that, I'm liable to unleash a tirade of profanities that would make a sailor blush.

klaudtt.jpg DailyKos:

(A)t least Mark Foley never physically acted on his nefarious impulses. Former South Dakota State Rep. Ted Klaudt did, however. On multiple occasions.

Klaudt had to exit the state legislature in 2006 due to term limits, after having a lost a battle for state senate in that same year--but he sure had a doozie of a time while he was there. I learned of this particular piece of distasteful debauchery from Howie Klein's fantastic post on the subject at his blog Down With Tyranny. As Klein says:
Like so many tightly wound repressed and mentally ill Republicans, Klaudt was preaching the moral superiority of the far right while he was abusing molesting children-- his own foster daughters and 2 state legislative pages! He "faces a long list of charges: eight counts of rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of witness tampering, sexual contact with a person under 16, and stalking." emphasis added

Tristero and Digby add their two cents as well. Don't neglect to look at the kind of legislation this hypocritical slimebucket backed.

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