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Naughty Pictures vs. Drunken theft

Merc

Problematic Shitlord
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Which would make you distrust or dislike a politician more? Clearly certain folk were happy Weiner was forced to resign since he was poised to cause a lot of trouble for the republicans (he was a democrat with balls . . . what?) but consider this: Wouldn't stealing someone's car and trailer and jacknifing it on the side of the road because you're too drunk to drive be a tad bit worse?

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Senate GOP Caucus Chairman John McGee was arrested early Sunday after police say he took a Ford Excursion and cargo trailer from the Boise-area home of a "complete stranger" and a blood-alcohol test showed the four-term lawmaker had been drinking.

The 38-year-old McGee, who represents Caldwell, was taken into custody by police on suspicion of felony grand theft and misdemeanor driving under the influence, authorities said. Officials said a breath test found he had a blood-alcohol content of .15, nearly twice the Idaho state limit. He was booked into the Ada County Jail at about 4:30 a.m.

Lt. Kody Aldrich told The Associated Press that McGee did not know the owner of the SUV and trailer, which became stuck as he backed into a neighbor’s yard southwest of Boise. It was also unclear why McGee was in the Boise area in Ada County.

"Nobody knows why he was there," Aldrich said. "It doesn’t sound like he did either."

Aldrich said McGee told officers he was on his way to Jackpot, Nev.
Aldrich said the vehicle owner reported typically leaving the keys in the unlocked vehicle.

Because McGee faces a potential felony charge, he will be held in jail until he goes before a judge, Aldrich said. The lawmaker’s first court appearance is scheduled for Monday afternoon in 4th District Court.
So since we've decided that naughty pictures are enough to get someone to resign, when can we expect his resignation? I guess I'm not really looking for another thread about Anthony Weiner but more about what are the things that will forever put a politician out of your voting reach?

Some people cite marital issues, others drugs, child support, etc. What are things that would stop you from voting for someone? Are you consistent? Meaning, do you hold all politicians to that standard?

Oh he also supported legislation to ban texting while driving. So yeah, remember kids, put down the Blackberry and pick up the Budweiser!
 

ExpectantlyIronic

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I vote for people to cast votes in a particular way, and to conduct other official dealings to certain standards, and not to be a paragon of virtue in matters beyond how they conduct their job qua elected official (though, if they are, A++ to them). Of course, if they were convicted of grand theft auto while in office, I have to say it would probably effect my vote.
 
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shelgarr

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The theft part is disturbing! Given it's criminal I would expect some jail time. Being naughty is not criminal it's just stupid. So whom is more undeserving of continuing a political career? Stupidity or a felon? Probably the stupid one.
 

Swiftstrike

Registered Member
The theft part is disturbing! Given it's criminal I would expect some jail time. Being naughty is not criminal it's just stupid. So whom is more undeserving of continuing a political career? Stupidity or a felon? Probably the stupid one.
I would easily say your political career is over after a felony.

Felons can't even vote in the U.S. why would anyone be allowed to continue a political career at that point.

It's game over at that point.
 
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