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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Richard Curtis to Resign

posted by on October 31 at 13:38 PM

And hopefully no take-backs, like Larry Craig. The Columbian:

State Rep. Richard Curtis, the apparent victim of an extortion scheme that has resulted in disclosure of raw details about his sexual behavior, will announce his resignation this afternoon, according to a Republican party official.

The official, who did not wish to be named, told The Columbian at 1 p.m. that Curtis would make a statement within a few hours and that it would include his resignation.

UPDATE: That was fast.

State Rep. Richard Curtis, whose claim of being the victim of an extortion scheme resulted in disclosure of raw details about his sexual behavior, has reigned from the Legislature, according to a statement from House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.

I am very disappointed by the news reports of the conduct by Rep. Curtis last week in Spokane,” the statement said. “After discussing this matter with House Republican leaders, he has submitted his resignation, which we feel is best for everyone involved.

“The troubling details continue to emerge, however, it has become clear that he can no longer effectively represent the constituents who elected him. We pray that Richard and his family have the strength and support they need to meet the personal challenges they face.

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1

He shouldn't resign. He should keep his position, come out of the fucking closet, and work towards civil rights for gays. He should be a posterboy. Instead, he's just embarrassed.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | October 31, 2007 1:44 PM
2

Dan, is this a real resignation or a fake cock-tease resignation?

Posted by Just Me | October 31, 2007 1:44 PM
3

He may be an ex-legislator but he's not gay, dammit!

Posted by J.R. | October 31, 2007 1:49 PM
4

I bet good ol' Ricky is wishing he gave the hooker the $1000 bucks like he promised instead of going to the cops.

Posted by lawrence of arabia | October 31, 2007 2:20 PM
5

"State Rep. Richard Curtis,.... has reigned from the Legislature,"

And we thank god his reign was short before he could do further harm to our civil rights.

Posted by elrider | October 31, 2007 2:20 PM
6

I agree. He should come out of the closet, run for the same position, and work for gay marriages and civil rights for GLBT citizens with the same fervor that he attacked them.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 31, 2007 2:21 PM
7

I still think this is incredibly funny.
Karma.

Posted by Pete | October 31, 2007 2:31 PM
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It has become clear that he can no longer effectively represent the constituents who elected him.

If he had tried to pay for straight sex, as opposed to M4M, we would not see this kind of comment.
And if he were black, he would've been fired long ago.
Posted by existenz | October 31, 2007 2:41 PM
9

How come people like DeBolt never pray that gay people and our families have the strength and support we need to meet the personal challenges we face as victims of anti-gay Republican legislation?

Oh, right. Because people like DeBolt are the problem, not the solution.

Posted by Jake | October 31, 2007 3:31 PM
10

Yet another closeted gay politician in the gay-bashing Republican party? I'm truly shocked, shocked I tell you.

Posted by Creek | October 31, 2007 6:03 PM
11

I wonder who's next.

Posted by monkey | November 1, 2007 7:19 AM

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