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Rep. Mark Souder (IN) to resign over affair with female aide.
Politico ^ | 18-May-2010 | Politico

Posted on 05/18/2010 7:04:44 AM PDT by JerseyRepub

Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.), a former congressional staffer who was elected to the House in the Republican revolution of 1994, has told colleagues he will resign Tuesday because of an affair with a female aide, a House GOP official told POLITICO.

Souder has scheduled an announcement about his future for 10 a.m. today at his congressional office in Ft. Wayne.

Souder is married and has three children.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adulterer; alreadyposted; douche; gop; souder
What is with this idiots - just when we thought we were making progress with the RATS, there comes a lying, cheating Repub...very disappointing.
1 posted on 05/18/2010 7:04:44 AM PDT by JerseyRepub
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To: JerseyRepub
What is with this idiots -

Unfortunately, power is a strong aphrodesiac many cannot resist.

2 posted on 05/18/2010 7:06:16 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JerseyRepub

I see we already have a post.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2515826/posts

Admin, please remove this post.


3 posted on 05/18/2010 7:06:17 AM PDT by JerseyRepub (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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To: JerseyRepub

There just seems to be something about politics that attracts these types. Although, I suppose this happens often outside politics; it’s just that people don’t resign because of it.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 7:07:36 AM PDT by B Knotts (Impeach Obama)
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To: JerseyRepub

Come on, this one has the “Name that party” game.

Well, looky there, paragraph 1.


5 posted on 05/18/2010 7:09:08 AM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: JerseyRepub

Well....bye!


6 posted on 05/18/2010 7:09:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OB1kNOb
Unfortunately, power is a strong aphrodesiac many cannot resist.

Power, Money & Sex (PMS) all go together, I guess ...!

7 posted on 05/18/2010 7:10:57 AM PDT by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: JerseyRepub

is he conservative or a rino?


8 posted on 05/18/2010 7:16:10 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: AmishDude

If it were a Democrat they might not even include it


9 posted on 05/18/2010 7:16:23 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: JerseyRepub

buh bye


10 posted on 05/18/2010 7:19:21 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: JerseyRepub

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2515826/posts


11 posted on 05/18/2010 7:20:46 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Cry Freedom!!!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

RINO, he supports TARP and Cash for CLunkers.


12 posted on 05/18/2010 7:20:48 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: JerseyRepub

I have a fiend that worked for him for years in high school and after we graduated, We have known all along that Mark is a POS. Good riddance to Mr. term limits.


13 posted on 05/18/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: JerseyRepub

He’s a Republican; he has to go.

If he were a Democrat, he’d be reelected for the remainder of his life.

That’s life in the hypocritical world we live in today.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 7:24:45 AM PDT by andonte
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To: JerseyRepub

I am listening to him now and he is pathetic. Crying.

This seat will now go to Marlin Stutzman! Yeah!


15 posted on 05/18/2010 7:38:30 AM PDT by JRochelle (My predictions on 2/3/2010: It will be Thune/Rubio in '12.)
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To: JerseyRepub

PBS’s law: Only Republicans need resign because of sexual misconduct.


16 posted on 05/18/2010 7:44:34 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: JerseyRepub

Oops.
Here it comes.
Wanna bet this becomes the front page, top of the fold news, for the next couple of days?


17 posted on 05/18/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: GeronL
If it were a Democrat they might not even include it

he'd be appointed to head up ethics in Odumbo's administration

18 posted on 05/18/2010 7:48:20 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: JerseyRepub

i have no respect for the gop.


19 posted on 05/18/2010 7:50:15 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: ken21

bttt


20 posted on 05/18/2010 7:56:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: AmishDude

I love that game. Not just first paragraph, right up front with his name.

Last night the New York Times was explaining how Blumenthal had lied about serving in Vietnam. But they couldn’t bring themselves to say anything like that.

So their headline was “Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From History”. Like there is an argument between History and Candidate.

Of course, that article didn’t mention that Blumenthal was the Democratic candidate until the 3rd paragraph.


21 posted on 05/18/2010 8:01:34 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: JRochelle

We were hoping Stutzman would run for Lugar’s seat, but we will take him anywhere we can get him for now.


22 posted on 05/18/2010 8:08:32 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: OB1kNOb

The female congressional staffers are some of the best looking aroung. The temptation is there in spades.


23 posted on 05/18/2010 8:19:40 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Blumenthal was funny to me. He played the whole “Vietnam ERA veteran” this whole time. Dems in particular love this game. It never worked for George W Bush, but if these guys put on a uniform and buffed floors, they could use that little caveat to gain themselves some military cred.

Blumenthal just went a little too far. Not a good sign when a lawyer can’t even keep the weasel language straight.


24 posted on 05/18/2010 8:21:53 AM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

is he conservative or a rino?

RINO! Good riddance.


25 posted on 05/18/2010 8:27:54 AM PDT by excopconservative
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To: JerseyRepub

And how many Democrats are getting away with doing the same, exact things, if not getting away with doing even worse things?


26 posted on 05/18/2010 8:31:42 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: JerseyRepub

A**hole. Couldn’t keep it in his pants. The self-centeredness of these people never fails to amaze me.


27 posted on 05/18/2010 8:31:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: JerseyRepub

Someone from Indiana, is this seat now in jeopardy for the Pubbies or is this the type of seat that the Republican candidate will win anyways?


28 posted on 05/18/2010 8:36:21 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Safe GOP seat. I hope that Marlin Stutzman (who finished a strong second in the Senate primary to Dan Coats) runs for the seat—he already represents several counties in the district in the state legislature.


29 posted on 05/18/2010 8:39:33 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Mr. Souder ran in 1994 on a promise that he would only serve TWO TERMS in congress if elected. He broke that pledge, being an eight termer and all. Souder railed against career politicians and the corruption that is visited upon good people inside the beltway.

Perhaps if Mr. Souder honored his solemn pledge to only serve two terms THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

Say yhat you mean, Mark, and mean what you say. Let’s hope that the GOP can retain this seat.


30 posted on 05/18/2010 8:43:44 AM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: AuH2ORepublican
"Safe GOP seat"

So this sounds like a blessing in disguise. Get rid of a scumbag and elect a good conservative. The only problem is that the pubbies might take a hit in the press for a while. We'll see how this plays out.
31 posted on 05/18/2010 8:46:00 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ken21

I don’t blame the whole GOP for the occasional worm.

It’s got too many people in it to hold them all accountable for this.

Many comment that since he’s a Republican, he has to resign.

Actually that pleases me, that in the Republican party you can not be a successful adulterer.

I think that is a strong positive for the Republicans.


32 posted on 05/18/2010 8:47:43 AM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: JerseyRepub

oh pleasee...he should spare us the “announcement.” Just go.


33 posted on 05/18/2010 8:49:54 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Abathar

he can run for Lugar’s seat in 2012


34 posted on 05/18/2010 8:53:07 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Abathar

Since Indiana has already had its primary, do the state GOP officials slate a candidate to replace him? How does it work as far as which names are on the ballot in Nov?


35 posted on 05/18/2010 8:56:05 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: OB1kNOb

He’s 59 and needs to stay active, I guess. IN Republican primary voters strike out again.


36 posted on 05/18/2010 8:59:24 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: CincyRichieRich

On social issues, he is extremely “conservative”: strongly in favor of abstinence education and strongly against gay marriage. He seems to be the worst sort of scum. I am glad to see him go, but I fear we will get a Democrat as his repalcement.


37 posted on 05/18/2010 8:59:54 AM PDT by olrtex
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Safe GOP seat

Let's hope so. From the article...The Democratic challenger for Souder's seat is expected to be Dr. Tom Hayhurst, a former Fort Wayne councilman whom Souder beat back in 2006.
38 posted on 05/18/2010 9:03:36 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Eroteme

I was just checking that myself.


39 posted on 05/18/2010 9:07:41 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: VideoPaul

A whole bunch of them ran and got elected in 1994 promising to only serve a specific number of terms. Didn’t EVERY ONE of them renege on that promise? I think most of them are still there today.


40 posted on 05/18/2010 9:12:54 AM PDT by Hepsabeth
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To: JerseyRepub
He should be beaten with a stick.

Dumb@$$ SOB!!!

41 posted on 05/18/2010 9:13:03 AM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: JerseyRepub
Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.), a former congressional staffer who was elected to the House in the Republican revolution of 1994...

If he was elected as part of the "Revolution of 1994," then he should have voluntarily left office, pursuant to the Contract with America, when his sixth term expired at the end of 2005.

42 posted on 05/18/2010 9:13:22 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: JerseyRepub

the funniest part is that there are so many closeted gays in the GOP that you have to make the distinction in the headline that it was a female staffer instead of a teenage boy.


43 posted on 05/18/2010 9:16:46 AM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: Persevero

true.

but i’m tired of the gradual slide into socialism by the gop.


44 posted on 05/18/2010 9:44:39 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: ken21

“i’m tired of the gradual slide into socialism by the gop.”

Me too. In this case, I hear that his probable replacement is more conservative, so, yay.


45 posted on 05/18/2010 4:49:47 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Of course, that article didn’t mention that Blumenthal was the Democratic candidate until the 3rd paragraph.

True, but credit where credit is true-- the New York Times broke that story, they didn't just run with something others had disclosed first.

46 posted on 05/18/2010 4:54:06 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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