Stories like this reaffirm my belief in the human race:
Ever wonder what elected officials talk to each other about before committee hearings?
Apparently in Sacramento, it’s about spanking their mistresses. At least that’s the case for California Assemblyman Mike Duvall.
A Republican from Yorba Linda, Duvall bragged to a colleague about his extramarital affairs with not one, but two mistresses during a televised Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing in July. He did not realize his microphone was on.
“So, I am getting into spanking her,” he said in the video aired by Los Angeles TV station KCAL Tuesday night. “Yeah, I like it. I like spanking her. She goes, ‘I know you like spanking me.’ I said, ‘Yeah! Because you’re such a bad girl!’” The 54-year-old assemblyman, who is married with two children, also said his mistress “wears eye-patch underwear” and joked about their age difference.
Those quotes from Duvall are some of the less-graphic ones from the conversation. Others could not be printed in this publication.
The juicy chit chat provides a distraction for California lawmakers as they try to pass weighty legislation, such as a water and prison bills, before the session ends Friday. It also raises ethical questions because Duvall sits on the Utility and Commerce committee, and his trysts were allegedly with a lobbyist from Sempra Energy, according to the OC Weekly. A representative from Sempra Energy said the company was preparing to issue a statement later today.
Duvall announced his immediate resignation from the Assembly this afternoon. “I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state,” he said in a statement. “I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office. Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work.”