ABC News is reporting that Democrat Rep. Tim Mahoney has paid Patricia Allen, his former mistress and staffer, $121,000 in return for her not filling a lawsuit against him. Seems the naughty Congressman was cheating not only on his wife, but also his mistress. When Allen threatened to end the affair, Mahoney allegedly replied that her job would be in jeopardy if she did so. The scoundrel!
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, overseer of the most ethical Congress in history, claims to know nothing about this. Either Pelosi is a word-class liar (yes, a distinct probability) or is clueless as to the goings-on of her own party (not likely). One can only conclude that Ms. Pelosi is an inept leader who is disingenuous in aspiring to lead an ethical Congress. Admittedly, she doesn’t have much to work with, but the Mahoney matter would have been a great opportunity to prove her mettle. Well, prove it she has. Instead of taking Mahoney to task for his loutish, not to mention unethical, behavior, she is complicit in the coverup with the quite obvious goal of preserving Mahoney’s seat, which helps ensure she stays in power. How ethical of you, Nan.
Pelosi not withstanding, there is a really amusing angle to this story: Mahoney replaced ex-Rep. Mark Foley, who himself had questionable sexual proclivities. And get this: Mahoney ran on a platform of, “Restoring America’s Values Begins at Home.” Oh, lordy, you just can’t make this stuff up!
So, in sum, scorned woman + sleazebag politician + Democrat leadership coverup = Democrats showing their true (unethical!) colors.