Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Newspapers, GOP call for congressman to resign
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2011 | JONATHAN J. COOPER

Posted on 02/23/2011 5:21:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Seven-term Democratic Rep. David Wu faced increasing pressure Wednesday to step down amid a series of bizarre revelations in recent days about his mental health, including a photo he sent to staffers during his re-election bid showing him wearing a tiger costume.

The state Republican chair and one of Oregon's largest newspapers said Wu should resign, but Wu says he has no intention of quitting.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: davidwu; oregon

1 posted on 02/23/2011 5:21:05 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

You know, unless it was a picture of him having sex while wearing the tiger costume, I don’t see what the big deal is.

sarc /


2 posted on 02/23/2011 5:23:35 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Leave the guy alone. If Gabrielle Giffords can keep her job, so should he.


3 posted on 02/23/2011 5:23:56 PM PST by chickadee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY; OregonRepublican; little jeremiah; Salvation; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; ...

I hope that they keep up the pressure. Wu probably won’t resign, but it’s still possible. Now is the best time to have a special election.


4 posted on 02/23/2011 5:24:00 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Barney Frank can remain in politics at the federal level, but this guy needs to go.

LMAO...


5 posted on 02/23/2011 5:25:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Well?...It depends upon the costume. Was a church Halloween Party, or a kinky GLBT parade?


6 posted on 02/23/2011 5:26:55 PM PST by wintertime
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Time to get the Wu out.


7 posted on 02/23/2011 5:30:45 PM PST by samtheman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Next he will be wearing a Moimar Kaddaffii outfit and calling in his mercs to spray the crowd with lead.


8 posted on 02/23/2011 5:31:05 PM PST by corkoman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wintertime

Photo’s been posted on the net. It’s not that weird. It seems like this was only one of a series of bizarre actions. He’s had staff quitting and asking him to check into a mental institution.


9 posted on 02/23/2011 5:34:19 PM PST by Richard Kimball
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: samtheman

10 posted on 02/23/2011 5:34:44 PM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

11 posted on 02/23/2011 5:48:53 PM PST by Brilliant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

There is one fact that we can glean from this story: The “Furry Caucus” has at least one member.


12 posted on 02/23/2011 5:52:03 PM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Clintonfatigued. Wu’s nothing but a rug-pisser.


13 posted on 02/23/2011 5:57:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, Liberalism IS a mental disorder!


14 posted on 02/23/2011 6:04:03 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Considerning the pics of Al Franken and John Kerry, a tiger costume is tame!


15 posted on 02/23/2011 6:07:03 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s just another frigging liberal on the West Coast. Bizarre behavior is expected and I’m surprised he’s not being rewarded somehow.


16 posted on 02/23/2011 6:08:19 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant; Clintonfatigued; All
Seems like rather typical RAT idiocy with a camera to me:


17 posted on 02/23/2011 6:10:09 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant

OK not a good look. You’ve really got to be Alyson Hannigan to pull that look off.


18 posted on 02/23/2011 6:11:01 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it -Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Wopani Wu is through!


19 posted on 02/23/2011 6:24:19 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BillyBoy

LOL. Kerry has him beat by a country mile.

Which just goes to show you that Tiger Boy might be the most sane Democrat in the Congress.


20 posted on 02/23/2011 6:25:05 PM PST by Brilliant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
...including a photo he sent to staffers during his re-election bid showing him wearing a tiger costume.

Meh. Barney Frank and Al Franken have gotten away with worse.
21 posted on 02/23/2011 6:40:21 PM PST by yup2394871293
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Col Frank Slade

All amendments and no big appropriations bills make Jack a dull Democrat.


22 posted on 02/23/2011 6:42:12 PM PST by yup2394871293
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Rep. Hobbes, where’s Calvin?


23 posted on 02/23/2011 6:57:38 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant

Wu’s next Republican opponent won’t have much trouble locating a good photo to use in his ads. Toss in a few choice, well-documented quotes from his ex-staffers and Wu will quickly become “Who?”


24 posted on 02/23/2011 7:05:56 PM PST by TChad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TChad

I really don’t see a problem here. Liberalism is a mental illness. All the LIBs/DIMs are (at best) liberals and insane. So what’s new here? If anything, nobama should appoint the creep to Tiger Czar or something.


25 posted on 02/23/2011 7:21:18 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: TChad

What’s pathetic, is his constituents knew he was insane, but rewarded him with a seventh term. I don’t think even republican voters are that stupid as to re-elect a lunatic seven times. But I could be wrong.


26 posted on 02/23/2011 7:36:18 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; ...
If you aren't on this ping list and are interested
in articles about Oregon, please FReepmail me.

27 posted on 02/23/2011 8:27:11 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Redcloak

I think it’s a drunk in disguise.

Follow some other stories on him for the truth.


28 posted on 02/23/2011 8:28:30 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

Frankly...I feel gypped out of a decent election. The dems knew about him, the Oregonian knew about him...but none reported it before the election.

Cornellis was a good candidate, and the best hope we’ve had in a long time.

Things might have turned out vastly different had they not protected Wu.


29 posted on 02/24/2011 12:24:58 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

“Wu probably won’t resign, but it’s still possible.”

I’ve heard local politcos suggest that he fess up now, and then “retire” later so that he can spend more time with his kids.

That’s their way of saying that the dems don’t need this now...they need time to line up a new dem candidate.

“Now is the best time to have a special election.”

You are SO right!


30 posted on 02/24/2011 12:28:19 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

People in OR don’t mind the bizarre at all: what is the GOP thinking here?


31 posted on 02/24/2011 6:47:14 AM PST by Theodore R.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: boop

Paging John McCain...


32 posted on 02/24/2011 6:51:02 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: dixiechick2000
“Now is the best time to have a special election.”

Unless, of course, the governor refuses to call one to fill the vacancy.

33 posted on 02/24/2011 6:53:49 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: dixiechick2000

Let me see, can I think of another person like that in the last election? ;^)

I hear ya!


34 posted on 02/24/2011 10:19:25 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

The lamestream media will just say Wu’s a huge Clemson fan.


35 posted on 02/24/2011 10:48:03 AM PST by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant
I had a wee chat with David last year... he has a problem.He wants to warn the folks of Oregon that 2021 is real, but he knows the PTB will whack him if he does.

So they (the PTB) will do all they can to discredite him in the mean time :^(

36 posted on 02/24/2011 11:16:40 AM PST by investigateworld (Free Traders don't need guns 'cause they know The Peoples Republic of China are their friends)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant; yup2394871293; Clintonfatigued
I think the tiger costume looks sooo cute on him. In fact, I would encourage Congressman Wu to show up for work in his fancy new tiger suit. He could show it off to colleagues and get some nice airtime on C-SPAN if he wears it on the House floor.

That's pretty run the mill for liberal Democrats. Don't get Bill Maher's tasteful photo of his "dead steve irwin" costume:


37 posted on 02/24/2011 3:21:31 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: BillyBoy
I prefer to visualize this version of Bill Maher's costume:


38 posted on 02/24/2011 3:55:29 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: investigateworld

What is the PTB?


39 posted on 02/24/2011 6:06:07 PM PST by helpfulresearcher (Bipartisanship: The PC Term for Collaboration with the Enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla

“Unless, of course, the governor refuses to call one to fill the vacancy.”

I thought that it’s a foregone conclusion that there would be a special election for Representative, but that the Senate would be appointed.

However...even better...it will fester.

It’s still the talk here, with even more pressure applied for him to resign.

Not only didn’t the Oregonian endorse him, even though they kept quiet about his “episodes”, they have called for him to resign, as has the Eugene Register-Guard, and the Astoria paper which is in this district.

Cornellis issued a reply today saying that he’s keeping an open mind about running.

Please...let this defeated one who lives in Oregon have a moment of happiness? lol

I’m just teasing you. ;o)


40 posted on 02/25/2011 12:16:40 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

LOL!

This one isn’t as important as the last one of which you are speaking, but it is important, nevertheless.


41 posted on 02/25/2011 12:18:19 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: dixiechick2000

Oh absolutely. Take care DixieChick2000.


42 posted on 02/25/2011 7:13:21 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: helpfulresearcher

“PTB= Powers that be; i.e. the shot callers,the establishment etc...


43 posted on 02/25/2011 11:07:25 AM PST by investigateworld (Free Traders don't need guns 'cause they know The Peoples Republic of China are their friends)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson