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Minnesota lawmaker in rest stop scandal says he won't drop bid
Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 08/22/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy says he's still running for re-election.

Democratic Rep. Kerry Gauthier told Northland's NewsCenter in Duluth on Wednesday he will let people in his district decide his political future, "rather than the political power base in St. Paul."

[Gauthier also said] that he's "a better person than this incident portrayed me."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: democrat; duluth; homosexuality; kerrygauthier

1 posted on 08/22/2012 1:27:37 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

For Democraps this is a resume enhancer, isn’t it?


2 posted on 08/22/2012 1:29:04 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Hunton Peck

[Gauthier also said] that he’s “a better person than this incident portrayed me.”

WTF!!! How did he think it would portray him? He was having sex with a boy.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 1:30:18 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Hunton Peck

It’s OK as long as he didn’t offend any women with his words.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 1:31:31 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Hunton Peck

SO many politicians, from BOTH sides, have no moral authority to hold office. Disgusting.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 1:32:23 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: barmag25

lol Exactly!!! That one floored me too.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 1:33:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Hunton Peck

As long as he just did the deed (or, drowned some woman) (or, raped some woman), he is good to go and stay in office as a ‘rat.

As long as he didn’t say anything traditionally offensive, or utter any verboten words, like ‘macaca’.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 1:33:55 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Mr. K

It certainly seemed to help Gerry Studds’ career in the Dem party. I guess now we’ll find out if Duluth has “evolved” to embrace Studds’ and Ted Kennedy’s values.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 1:34:51 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: Hunton Peck

[Gauthier also said] that he’s “a better person than this incident portrayed me.”
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How much better a person can he be than to personally go to a rest area and be sure that those using the facilities are well pleased.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 1:35:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Hunton Peck

Did he have a wide stance?


10 posted on 08/22/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Mr. K

For Democraps this is a resume enhancer, isn’t it?


Yep. +25 on the Barneyfrankometer. It’s +50 if you have video.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: barmag25
WTF!!! How did he think it would portray him? He was having sex with a boy.

Yeah, at least with a dead girl you have a chance of coming up with a potentially plausible explanation.
12 posted on 08/22/2012 1:46:50 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Hunton Peck

But was it intentional?


13 posted on 08/22/2012 1:47:08 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Hunton Peck

We already know that Dems have absolutely NO morals so this will actually enhance his resume in the Dem party..having sex(Actually wait, according to Bill Clinton giving head isn’t sex) with a child is A OK as long as your a Dem


14 posted on 08/22/2012 1:47:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bryanw92
It’s OK as long as he didn’t offend any women with his words.

Republican cowardice disgusts me.

15 posted on 08/22/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hunton Peck

Okay, if Akin is going to stay in the race on MO, then everytime he and other GOP candidates are asked about his “remarks” that he “apologized for” then all they need to say is, “hey, it’s not like I’m diddling underage gay boys at a rest stop!”

Grow a pair GOP.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 1:53:26 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yesterday in Duluth where Kerry Gauthier Lived
He got caught with a boy in the back seat of his Chev.

It was up and down the rest stops Kerry he did run,
Searching for Little Boys to have his fun, in the back seat.

Now Kerry is a Democrat and Little boys are no sin.
So join me in the back seat.

Remember to Vote Rat.

Needs work.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Hunton Peck
Run the Tard out of Dodge!!!
18 posted on 08/22/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RIghtwardHo

I wish you would not engage in moral equivalence like this- comparing Akin’s poor choice of words to a man who molests minors. The issue to seize on would be the stark contrast between the shrill media against republicans and the protectionism for the worst democrats. Republicans should stop eating their own. If you want equivalence, a poor choice of words should not doom anyone of either party, unless it becomes a habit.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: Fledermaus

Dead on. Akin only said something and this slime Did something. Every Repub needs to go on offense. What do you think of Akin staying in the race. I think meeting and having sex at a rest stop with 17 year old boys as Minnesota Democrat Gauthier did is much worse. Don’t even mention Akin’s name in the response.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: edcoil

“But was it intentional?”

He did advertise on Craigslist. But maybe he was sleepwalking when he posted the ad.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 1:58:20 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Hunton Peck

A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy says he’s still running for re-election.

Sounds like a Jim McGreevey Clone. If he doesn’t get elected in Minnesota, he can always run for governor on the Democrat ticket in New Jersey or join our fairy ex-governor Jim McGreevey in that Episcopalian role he is currently involved with.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 2:01:14 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: taterjay
Every Repub needs to go on offense.

Are you kidding? Half of us will go screaming into the tall grass at the first media charge of homophobia.

23 posted on 08/22/2012 2:05:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hunton Peck

I sure remember that Studds situation. I was in college at the time. Call me naive back then, but I was genuinely aghast that such a homo pervert could actually be in such a lofty position of power in the government. It further blew my mind that his district re-elected him after all that. Probably my first clue that Democrats basically had no moral standards.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 2:10:01 PM PDT by greene66
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To: skeeter

Good point. Made LOL.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: skeeter

Good point. Made me LOL.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 2:18:31 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: skeeter

So don’t say 17 year old ‘boy.’ Say 17 year old ‘kid.’ Let the DFL try to foot tap around any other issues.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 2:21:22 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Is this not a crime? Criminal sexual assualt of a minor or something?


28 posted on 08/22/2012 2:22:08 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Kandy Atz

“Is this not a crime?”

It seems the age of consent in MN is 16, so no.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 2:24:55 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He is in the vernacular of the 60s, “LETTING IT ALL HANG OUT.”


30 posted on 08/22/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Hunton Peck

“[Gauthier also said] that he’s “a better person than this incident portrayed me.”

So I guess that DEMOCRAT Gauthier is saying that he is better than the faggot-pervert-pedophile that he has proven himself to be. Okay then, I think he sees things differently than I do.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 2:47:47 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Hunton Peck

Put this on InTrade. I’ll bet $100 right now that he wins.


32 posted on 08/22/2012 2:57:14 PM PDT by montag813
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I guess the DEMOCRATS of Minnesota should ask themselves if they are willing to support a homosexual-pedophile making life changing decisions about their lives and the lives of their children.

So DEMOCRATS of Minnesota, I have a question. Are you all homosexual-pedophiles or are you just folks that think it’s normal and okay for a grown man, one of your elected leaders, to have oral sex with a 16 year old boy?

BTW, it had earlier been reported that this kid was 16, not that it makes a difference to me.


33 posted on 08/22/2012 3:06:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Fledermaus; skeeter

I agree. The pink tie, crybaby Repubs react time and time again by turning on their own and throwing good people to the wolves in a misguided attempt to “reach across the aisle” to the dems and to get the leftist msm to like them.


34 posted on 08/22/2012 3:10:42 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: skeeter

It’s like a Monty Python skit...run away, run away!


35 posted on 08/22/2012 3:18:46 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Spunky

Ping to me for later.


36 posted on 08/22/2012 5:19:13 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: Little Bill
Breaking: Minn. Lawmaker Involved in Sex Scandal Says He Won't Seek Re-Election
He made the right choice. Now if only Akin would do the same thing
37 posted on 08/22/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT by rocksandbroncs
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To: Dr. Sivana

I wonder how he will serve his term while he’s in prison? Isn’t that what happens when you diddle with a minor?


38 posted on 08/22/2012 9:19:24 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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