View Full Version : Elections Mark Souder, republican resignee back in 1998

05-23-2010, 09:48 AM
Just sort of a lark, but I chuckled (Hey, it's no SHTSPRAYER thread). After Souder said in his resignation that there was just no way to win and people wouldn't understand.

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Audio from 1998: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) Hangs Up on Amy Goodman When Asked If He Has Ever Had an Affair
Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) resigned his House seat today after acknowledging he had an affair with a female staffer earlier this week. Long an advocate for "family values," Souder called for former President Bill Clinton to resign over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. On Sept. 17, 1998, during the Clinton impeachment scandal, Democracy Now! invited Rep. Souder and Rep. Bill McCollum (R-FL) to discuss by phone a recent House vote on combating drugs. In the spirit of the times, Amy Goodman asked both men if they have ever had extramarital affairs. McCollum said, "I amI am not, and Im not, at this present time, involved in anything whatsoever, have not been." When Souder was asked, he hung up the phone. [includes rush transcript]