This photo was taken of me with a different Speaker of the House, Rod Jetton, when I was in the Legislature. I was “bending his ear” about something important. Sometimes the best way to get the attention of the Speaker was while we were debating bills in the Chamber. Rep. Steve Hunter is the other man in the photo.
First, let me express how sorry I am for John Dielh’s family. When a man bears shame, his entire family suffers with him. There is nothing like walking through the grocery store and having to answer questions about behavior committed by another member of the family. When a couple is yoked together, that means if one party goes down, the other one will be hurt. In these cases, it’s always best to have compassion on the wife and children who have to read these painful stories and find a way to maintain some level of respect for the family. Story here: Sex-texting Scandal
We should all love justice. Moral indignation is always appropriate when people behave in a manner that demonstrates lust, adultery and behavior that shows degrading character. However, we fail to do this consistently. When we do show our disapproval, it is often tinged with hypocrisy. The level of outrage we see has more to do with how it’s handled in the media and how it is related to what the the legislator is accomplishing legislatively. Continue reading