Thursday, February 16, 2012

Another California scandal

The San Jose paper reports:
Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said Tuesday that she's in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair culminated in a beating by her ex-lover.

The announcement marked a sharp turn in the career of a woman who at 40 had been seen as a rising star in California politics. The scandal is also an ugly footnote on her husband's nearly four-decade-long career, which made him one of California's most influential politicians.
She was executive director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center, which describes itself as a "one-stop center for families experiencing domestic violence." It helps women file for temporary restraining orders, even if it means kicking the husband out of the house. She got the job with the influence of her husband, Bill Lockyer, who was the Democrat California attorney general at the time.

Meanwhile, the SF paper reports:
After repeatedly denouncing the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against her husband in public and refusing to talk to investigators, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's wife now intends to testify at his upcoming trial, her attorney says.
I take no pleasure in the misery of others, but these are all prominent liberal Democrats who have used their power and influence for many years to promote the sort of laws and policies that I complain about on this blog. Wisdom comes from experience. Let's hope that they learn something in the process.


Anonymous said...

... and then there are those who loudly promote just the sort of laws, policies and values you claim to defend. They deserve equal time on your blog!

List of scandals involving evangelical Christians

Anonymous said...

And let's not forget all the Republicans: Henry Hyde, Newt, etc, and especially Arnie who had a 6 year affair with the family's babysitter when she was 16. This was quickly squelched. They must've paid her off big time.

George said...

Yes, of course there have been lots of other scandals. My point here is not just to publicize their bad behavior. These are politicians who were on the wrong side of the laws and policies that I complain about, and now they are seeing first-hand the evils involved. If any prominent Republicans or evangelical Christians are similar, I will post that also.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting!