Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain died in 1910, but our politicians have continued consistent for the past 100+ years.
The latest: Tim Murphy, the formerly distinguished member of the House of Representatives, formerly proudly representing Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district since 2003.
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Until he not-so-proudly resigned in October 2017.
Because…he’s an idiot.
Even scarier, he has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, plus a PhD in clinical psychology.
And he’s still an idiot.
And was a practicing psychologist. He actually sat in an office and doled out advice to schlemiels like you and me about our various mental, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders.
If I’d been a client of Tim’s, I’d ask for my money back.
This guy is married, has a kid, and a cushy congressional job making $174,000 plus benefits including a pension. He was in his eighth term and on track for another.
Then he blows it.
Not because he had a lover named Shannon Edwards – he admitted that back in early September. This news elicited some headlines, and some yawns from Capitol Hill.
But then on October 3 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story about a January 25 text from Shannon to Tim which said that he had “zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options.”
The newspaper goes on to say that “a text response from Murphy’s cellphone number that same day said that his staff was responsible for the antiabortion messages: ‘I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write any more. I will.’”
It wasn’t his asking – that’s just typical hypocrisy.
It wasn’t his texting – though most five-year-
olds know that texts live forever and can be accessed by others.
No, it was Tim’s getting caught. That’s what makes him an idiot.
On October 4 Tim announced he wouldn’t be seeking re-election.
On October 5 he announced his resignation.
Guess the folks in that 18th congressional district will have to find themselves another idiot.
Won’t be difficult.