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I'm Telling You, Republicans Just Can't Help Themselves

Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva's "excuse" for his sexcapades is...special.

I’m not saying that all Republican elected officials are perverts, but … oh hell, the odds are in that favor.

Meet the Mayor of Stockton, California, Republican Anthony Silva. Silva is a Super DeLux Brand New and Improved Christian. In fact, he gave the key to the city to God.

Look, I’m not trying to be disrespectful here, but it seems to me that God doesn’t need a key. I think God has a holy spirit that can just walk right through doors. I also have heard, but can’t prove, that God is omnipresent so giving him a key is a nice but totally unnecessary gesture.

Personally, I think the mayor made that gesture to make people think he’s something he ain’t.

The mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested on Thursday on a felony eavesdropping charge stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of surreptitiously recording at a summer camp he hosts for disadvantaged inner-city children, prosecutors said.Mayor Anthony Ray Silva, 41, was also charged with three misdemeanor counts – contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child endangerment and furnishing alcoholic beverages to individuals under the legal drinking age of 21, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.

I don’t suppose he gave God a key to summer camp.

In all fairness, Silva’s lawyer says he’s not guilty and that this is a political set-up.

Asked whether Silva was playing strip poker with youths from his camp, Reichel replied, “I highly doubt it.” Reichel added, “I can’t wait to fight them in court, so we can expose the epidemic of kids at summer camp playing strip poker.”

Yeah, I had to read that twice, too.

The mayor was trying to “expose the epidemic of kids at summer camp playing strip poker.” Yep, their defense is that the mayor is the Dudley DoRight of strip poker right there in his own cabin. Praise Jesus for Republican men and their investigations.


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