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healthpellets
03-13-2011, 11:08 PM
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/13/wi-repub-lives-outside-district-with-mistress-says-wife/

And the Republican contingent was bitching about the missing 14 sneaking back in the state to visit their wives...

WI Repub lives outside district with mistress, says wife

By David Ferguson

Protesters who marched at the home of Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) were met with something of a surprise on Saturday. Mrs. Hopper appeared at the door and informed them that Sen. Hopper was no longer in residence at this address, but now lives in Madison, WI with his 25-year-old mistress.

Blogging Blue reports that the conservative Republican's much-younger new flame is currently employed as a lobbyist for right-wing advocacy group Persuasion Partners, Inc., but was previously a state senate staffer who worked on the Senate Economic Development Committee alongside Mr. Hopper. Her bio has been scrubbed from the Persuasion Partners' website, but a screen-grab is available here.

Sen. Hopper has worked closely with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to implement the state's new anti-labor laws and enact policies favorable to the interests of big business. Like Walker, Hopper is one of the Republican politicians named in a massive recall effort spearheaded by Wisconsin Democrats.

According to Wisconsin law, state elected officials who have served at least one year of their current term are eligible for recall by voters. Hopper was elected state senator for district 18 in the fall of 2008, making him eligible for recall, whereas Governor Walker will not be eligible until 2012.

Blogging Blue also reports that Mrs. Hopper intends to sign the recall petition against her husband. The petition has already been signed by the family's maid.

ClevelandBronco
03-13-2011, 11:14 PM
I don't see the irony. What am I missing?

healthpellets
03-13-2011, 11:23 PM
that they all want to stand on their bibles on the stump to get a little closer to God, but fail to live out that message during their term.

or that they were screaming about the WI 14 sneaking in to the state to have relations with their own wives, when he was gettin busy with some other woman.

ClevelandBronco
03-13-2011, 11:25 PM
that they all want to stand on their bibles on the stump to get a little closer to God, but fail to live out that message during their term.

or that they were screaming about the WI 14 sneaking in to the state to have relations with their own wives, when he was gettin busy with some other woman.

You see irony where none exists.

orange
03-14-2011, 02:17 AM
Whether there's irony or not, there's certainly a new favorite in the "who gets recalled" pool.

alanm
03-14-2011, 07:11 AM
Whether there's irony or not, there's certainly a new favorite in the "who gets recalled" pool.If you can be recalled for cheating on your wife. 70% of politicians would be recalled.

Amnorix
03-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Let's focus on what's really important -- is the alleged 25 year old mistress hot. And yes, she does seem like a cutie.

http://bloggingblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/cass.png

Jaric
03-14-2011, 07:42 AM
Let's focus on what's really important -- is the alleged 25 year old mistress hot. And yes, she does seem like a cutie.


It's good to be the King (errr...state senator)

HonestChieffan
03-14-2011, 08:00 AM
A spurned wife is mad and wants revenge. Now this is breaking news.

BucEyedPea
03-14-2011, 08:49 AM
that they all want to stand on their bibles on the stump to get a little closer to God, but fail to live out that message during their term.

or that they were screaming about the WI 14 sneaking in to the state to have relations with their own wives, when he was gettin busy with some other woman.

Sounds to me like he is just separated from his wife.

Radar Chief
03-14-2011, 08:53 AM
Just claim a blowjob isn’t sex, question the definition of “is” and the Dems will cheer. /Bill Clinton

Chief Henry
03-14-2011, 09:17 AM
Just claim a blowjob isn’t sex, question the definition of “is” and the Dems will cheer. /Bill Clinton


Blow Jobs are not sex. We learned that back in the 90's.

SNR
03-14-2011, 09:40 AM
I CARE ABOUT THIS INFORMATION

RubberSponge
03-14-2011, 09:43 AM
Just claim a blowjob isn’t sex, question the definition of “is” and the Dems will cheer. /Bill Clinton

Hey, atleast Clinton could get someone to choke on his pretzel, rather than choking on it himself.

blaise
03-14-2011, 09:47 AM
Amazing irony.

alpha_omega
03-14-2011, 09:56 AM
Blogging Blue also reports that Mrs. Hopper intends to sign the recall petition against her husband. The petition has already been signed by the family's maid.

Well now....that is some critical information.

orange
03-14-2011, 10:03 AM
Citing Threats, Senator Hopper Backs Out of Parade
Updated: Mar 11, 2011 4:26 PM MST

Citing recent threats during the budget repair bill battle, Republican Senator Randy Hopper says he will not participate in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Fond du Lac.

In a written statement, Senator Hopper said, "I had looked forward to walking the parade route and sharing this celebration with my family, friends, neighbors, and constituents, but I, in no way, want to put the citizens of Fond du Lac in harm's way."

http://www.wbay.com/Global/story.asp?S=14236761

This one needs another update, I think. The "damned union thugs" he's hiding from are "damned marital-union thugs."

If you can be recalled for cheating on your wife. 70% of politicians would be recalled.

He has another out - he can claim the Recall was filed in the wrong district. LMAO

Garcia Bronco
03-14-2011, 10:09 AM
that they all want to stand on their bibles on the stump to get a little closer to God, but fail to live out that message during their term.

or that they were screaming about the WI 14 sneaking in to the state to have relations with their own wives, when he was gettin busy with some other woman.

What does that have to do with government fiscal changes?

Absolutely nothing. Cry in your government funded beer.

Garcia Bronco
03-14-2011, 10:12 AM
A word on recall. You have to be recalled for breaking the law. You can't be re-called for passing legislation the minority doesn't like.

ClevelandBronco
03-14-2011, 10:17 AM
This wouldn't be an issue if he hadn't chosen to be a heterosexual.

orange
03-14-2011, 11:02 AM
A word on recall. You have to be recalled for breaking the law. You can't be re-called for passing legislation the minority doesn't like.

Where do get that? That's NOT what the Wisconsin Govt. has to say about it:


RECALL OF CONGRESSIONAL, COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS
June 2009

Introduction
Recall gives voters the right to reconsider their choice of an elected official; however, it does not automatically result in removal of an official from office. It provides an opportunity for voters to require an elected official to run for office again before the expiration of his or her term. The requirements for initiating recall efforts are very specific and must be carefully followed.

The statutory provisions for recalling state, county, congressional, legislative, and judicial elected officials are provided in §9.10, Wis. Stats. These include registering with the appropriate filing officer, and preparing, circulating, and filing a petition.

A "Glossary of Terms" used in the discussion of recall procedures is found on pages 10-11.

Recall of Congressional, County and State Officials: §§9.1 0(1) and (3), Wis. Stats.

The qualified electors of any state, county, congressional, legislative, judicial, or of any prosecutorial unit may petition for the recall of any incumbent elected official by filing a petition with the same official or agency with whom nomination papers or declarations of candidacy for the office are filed, demanding the recall of the officeholder. This is an extension of the right to recall congressional, judicial, legislative, or county officials found in the Wisconsin Constitution since November, 1926. See Wisconsin Constitution, Article XIII, Section 12.

Recall of Local Elected Officials
The qualified electors of any city, village, town, town sanitary district, or school district may also petition for the recall of any incumbent elected official. Please see the Government Accountability Board Manual "Recall of Local Elected Officials" with information on this process.

Who Can be Recalled?
Any elected officeholder who has served one year of the term for which he or she was most recently elected, as of the date the recall petition is offered for filing, can be recalled.

§9.10(2)(s), Wis. Stats.
After one recall petition and recall election, no further recall petition may be filed against the same official during the term for which he or she was elected. §9.1 0(6), Wis. Stats.

If the regular term of an elected officeholder's position is scheduled for re-election at the fall election to be held within six weeks of the date the recall petition is filed, a recall election may not be held.



...


Reasons for Recall - Recall petitions for elected officials representing city, village, town, and school district offices must state reasons for the recall which relate to the official duties of the official to be recalled. No statement of reason is required to initiate the recall of state, congressional, legislative, judicial, or county elected offlcials. The lines can be left blank. {emphasis theirs}

http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/65/recall_manual_for_congressiona_county_and_state__82919.pdf
http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/recall
http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Laws_governing_recall_in_Wisconsin

BucEyedPea
03-14-2011, 11:43 AM
So let Wisconsin fall like Michigan has under union dominance.

Garcia Bronco
03-14-2011, 11:44 AM
Where do get that? That's NOT what the Wisconsin Govt. has to say about it:

RECALL OF CONGRESSIONAL, COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS
June 2009

Introduction
Recall gives voters the right to reconsider their choice of an elected official; however, it does not automatically result in removal of an official from office. It provides an opportunity for voters to require an elected official to run for office again before the expiration of his or her term. The requirements for initiating recall efforts are very specific and must be carefully followed.

The statutory provisions for recalling state, county, congressional, legislative, and judicial elected officials are provided in §9.10, Wis. Stats. These include registering with the appropriate filing officer, and preparing, circulating, and filing a petition.

A "Glossary of Terms" used in the discussion of recall procedures is found on pages 10-11.

Recall of Congressional, County and State Officials: §§9.1 0(1) and (3), Wis. Stats.

The qualified electors of any state, county, congressional, legislative, judicial, or of any prosecutorial unit may petition for the recall of any incumbent elected official by filing a petition with the same official or agency with whom nomination papers or declarations of candidacy for the office are filed, demanding the recall of the officeholder. This is an extension of the right to recall congressional, judicial, legislative, or county officials found in the Wisconsin Constitution since November, 1926. See Wisconsin Constitution, Article XIII, Section 12.

Recall of Local Elected Officials
The qualified electors of any city, village, town, town sanitary district, or school district may also petition for the recall of any incumbent elected official. Please see the Government Accountability Board Manual "Recall of Local Elected Officials" with information on this process.

Who Can be Recalled?
Any elected officeholder who has served one year of the term for which he or she was most recently elected, as of the date the recall petition is offered for filing, can be recalled.

§9.10(2)(s), Wis. Stats.
After one recall petition and recall election, no further recall petition may be filed against the same official during the term for which he or she was elected. §9.1 0(6), Wis. Stats.

If the regular term of an elected officeholder's position is scheduled for re-election at the fall election to be held within six weeks of the date the recall petition is filed, a recall election may not be held.



...


Reasons for Recall - Recall petitions for elected officials representing city, village, town, and school district offices must state reasons for the recall which relate to the official duties of the official to be recalled. No statement of reason is required to initiate the recall of state, congressional, legislative, judicial, or county elected offlcials. The lines can be left blank. {emphasis theirs}

http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/65/recall_manual_for_congressiona_county_and_state__82919.pdf
http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/recall
http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Laws_governing_recall_in_Wisconsin



When you take the petition to get it considered for a recall...it has to be for an actual reason of illegality. The the rep to be recalled actually has to have broken rules. which hasn't happened here at all. Plus it costs money. Don't expect to many..if any...recalls in Wisconsin.

jettio
03-14-2011, 11:53 AM
When you take the petition to get it considered for a recall...it has to be for an actual reason of illegality. The the rep to be recalled actually has to have broken rules. which hasn't happened here at all. Plus it costs money. Don't expect to many..if any...recalls in Wisconsin.

That might depend on the politcal jurisdiction and the office in question.

Some places let you recall for dissatisfaction.

Maybe you are thinking about impeachment. Impeachment would require some malfeasance.

orange
03-14-2011, 11:57 AM
When you take the petition to get it considered for a recall...it has to be for an actual reason of illegality. The the rep to be recalled actually has to have broken rules. which hasn't happened here at all. Plus it costs money. Don't expect to many..if any...recalls in Wisconsin.

No, that's the ACTUAL FORM and instructions I quoted up there (it's the first link). You don't have to supply ANY reason. In Wisconsin. Other states vary, I'm sure.

The second link shows the committees that have ALREADY filed applications. I think there were about a dozen so far.

[edit] Make that nineteen.

chiefsnorth
03-14-2011, 12:20 PM
Well, this proves there is no budget crisis.

Chief Henry
03-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Amazing irony.

exactly

BucEyedPea
03-14-2011, 12:49 PM
How did this thread become a Recall Thread? I thought it was about hypocrisy because a Republican is separated from his wife?

But as to the recall—no one ever claimed that voters won't vote by cutting their noses off to spite their face. People have voted for people that have gotten them slaughtered too. Union demands can collapse their state in this economic climate. Afterall, the Republicans will have the last say when few businesses remain in the state and there's heavy taxation taking down the rest of the place.

Radar Chief
03-14-2011, 12:54 PM
Hey, atleast Clinton could get someone to choke on his pretzel, rather than choking on it himself.

lolwut