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Family values congressman exposed in Tennessee court

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HYPOCRITE: Pro-lifer U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
  • HYPOCRITE: 'Pro-lifer' U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
The reader who passed this along commented accurately that the story about Tennessee Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais sets a new standard for hypocrisy.

He was recently re-elected easily in Tennessee, though some of this sordid tale was already leaking into public print. A helpful court, citing lack of a completed transcript, delayed until after the election release of court testimony that lays out in full his background.

* Avowed supporter of "pro-life" (anti-abortion) policies? Check.

* Family values candidate? Check.

* Divorced? Check.

* Former wife had two abortions BEFORE they were married? Check.

* Had sex with two former patients (he's a physician)? Check.

* Had sex with three co-workers? Check.

* Had sex with a drug company rep? Check.

* Urged one of the patient sex partners to get an abortion? Check.

* Lied about conversations with patient in which he urged her to get abortion? Check.

* Wrote painkiller prescriptions for one of mistress/patients and provided various gifts including a plane ticket to Las Vegas? Check.

* Said in questioning, "I've never been challenged or questioned in terms of my integrity before."? Check.

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