What Did Sacramento Republicans Know and When?

m_bgThe 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 Weekly 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.

24buzz_mdYou would never know that reading the outrage over at Red County, which you can read HERE 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 throwing Duvall under the bus because he got caught, not because of an honest belief that adultery is wrong.

  4 comments for “What Did Sacramento Republicans Know and When?

  1. junior
    September 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

    “… Duvall’s affairs were the “worst kept secret” in Sacramento.”

    Okay, so what did the Democrats know about this and when did thet know it?

    Why were there no DEMOCRAT whistleblowers?

    Care to hazard a guess Claudio?

  2. Claudio Gallegos
    September 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    No I don’t care to hazard a guess. It is not our party who sits there on our moral high horse and act like we are the chosen people of God. Your party does. They love to thump their bibles, they love to make laws to control when and where women can have a baby, they love to make laws to force us to adhere to their version of Christianity and yet do not follow it themselves. They are like the Pharisees of the gospels who commanded the Jewish populace to adhere to certain behavior while they themselves practiced something completely different.

    We don’t need to hazard a guess. Only to wonder where Republicans get off acting like the moral chosen people of Jesus when they continue to sin on a level that would make King Herod blush. Their moral hypocrisy is not our problem to solve.

  3. junior
    September 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm


    I agree that “Spanky” Duvall was a moral hypocrite. I have met the Assemblyman. My opinion, then as now, is that he is an overblown, egotistical, arrogant, bragging, self-important blowhard.

    I am glad that he is no longer a Republican Assemblyman. But please, do not paint all Republicans with that same broad brush. That is neither fair nor accurate.

  4. Publius
    September 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Well-said, Claudio!

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