The big story seems to be Mike Duvall’s admitted affairs with two Sacramento lobbyists. What seems to be getting lost in all this is two major points stated in the OC WeeklyÂ that he was bragging to another Republican colleague, which we can presume is also a self-proclaimed “traditional values” Republicans since Duvall’s predecessor Lynn Daucher was the last social moderate in the Assembly. The next point is an anonymous Republican staffer going on record and saying Duvall’s affairs were the “worst kept secret” in Sacramento.
You would never know that reading the outrage over at Red County, which you can read HEREÂ and HERE and at Flash Report, which you can read HERE. I can understand locally based Republicans not knowing, but to Jon Fleischman and the Flash Report gang, please spare us the faux outrage. You all knew what was going on and are abandoning ship now that the lurid details are public. Many writers for the Flash Report are Sacramento insiders, and if Duvall’s affairs were a badly kept secret, these so-called “traditional values” conservatives are guilty of looking the other way at Duvall’s sins while pushing an agenda to try and have government dictate how we are supposed to live our spiritual lives.
Then there is the Republican Assemblymember he was bragging to who is also a cultural conservative. How do I know this, because the ONE social moderate Republican left in the State Legislature is SENATOR Abel Maldonado. The legislator he was bragging to had to either be Cameron Smyth, Tom Berryhill or Mike Villines. Fact is, if the microphone had not been on I am sure one of those three would have hi-fived him rather than giving him the lecture that he is a married man, and all adulterers will go and burn in the eternal fires of hell. The same speech they or their staff constantly throw at Gay Rights and Pro-choice organizations.
So this “anonymous” Republican staffer admits they knew of Duvall’s sins and yet they all chose to look the other way while pointing the finger at every other person like they are some sort of self-righteous voice for Jesus Christ. Not only did this incident expose yet another hypocritical Republican politician, it also exposes the hypocritical culture of the conservative Republican establishment in Sacramento where they believe it is ok for them to sin, while they must crusade to make laws to force us not to. So Jon and Flash Report, stop the calls for resignation, spare us the fake outrage. You are only throwingÂ Duvall under the bus because he got caught, not because of an honest belief that adultery is wrong.