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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Another GOP Sex Scandal

posted by on October 13 at 17:34 PM

They just keep coming.

But, hey, let’s focus on the important stuff—like whether or not the chair of Wisconsin’s Brown County Republican Party was wearing an American flag lapel pin when he allegedly fondled that boy. And when the chair of the Brown County GOP offered the kid pot and alcohol and free laundry service—really—were the bumper stickers on his car sufficiently supportive of our troops?

The Brown County Republican Party chair has been charged with performing sexual acts on a boy under 18 and giving marijuana to a minor, according to court documents.

Donald Fleischman faces felony counts of child enticement and exposing himself to a child along with two misdemeanor counts for contributing to the delinquency of a child and one misdemeanor for exposing himself to a child, according to the criminal complaint…. Fleischman faces a maximum sentence of up to 52 years and three months and a fine of up to $230,000…. Fleischman allegedly allowed at least two 16-year-old boys to stay at his house and told one of them he could “smoke pot and drink alcohol” at his house and not have to worry about anything, according to the criminal complaint. The complaint was filed Sept. 7, 2007 and says the incidents took place in 2006.

The boys lived at home for at-risk youth receiving court-ordered treatment that is located across the street from Fleischman’s house. Fleischman allegedly offered the boys marijuana, and one of the juveniles alleged that Fleischman said he could stay at his house if he ever ran away. One of the victims said Fleischman allegedly told him “it would be cool for him to have two 16-year-old roommates and he stated he would even do their laundry for them.”

Yeah, nothing’s cooler than a few 16 year-old roommates—particularly when their t-shirts and boxers are rank after a long day’s skateboarding. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has more details

Green Bay police went to Fleischman’s Goodell Street home Nov. 19, 2006, looking for two runaways from Ethan House, a juvenile facility on nearby Emilie Street, according to the criminal complaint filed Sept. 7.

Fleischman opened the door and allowed officers inside where they found a 16-year-old boy hiding on the floor of a walk-in closet wearing only underwear and a T-shirt, the complaint said. Officers found a black, purple and blue-swirled glass pipe in the living room, which tested positive for marijuana residue, the complaint said.

Police returned to Fleischman’s home on Dec. 8, 2006, and found the boy there again. He had been a runaway from Ethan House for eight days. The teen, now 17, told authorities Fleischman took him to a hotel in Appleton during that time and then to a cabin near Florence for several days before returning to Fleischman’s Allouez home. The boy said Fleischman provided him with beer and marijuana, the complaint said.

The boy told police that when he would go to bed, Fleischman would fondle him and that on one occasion he awoke to find Fleischman at the foot of his bed masturbating.

At what point do we simply start assuming that GOP officials are banging hookers, wearing diapers, cruising toilets, fondling minors, or all of the above?

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At work the other day one of my coworkers was complaining about a chatty guy in the sauna at the Y where we both work out. The chatty guy is a little too talkative for my friend's taste. At any rate, it turns out that Chatty Charlie is married with kids. So my coworker joked that he must be a closeted Republican. Funny Republicans. Or is that scary? Or sick? I lose track. . .

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 13, 2007 6:14 PM

I've been assuming this for a couple months now.

Posted by Gitai | October 13, 2007 6:27 PM

All of these 'scandals' associated with Republicans makes me wonder what we'll hear about next... and by more prominent Repubs. Do you think W. will curtail any planned $1000/plate dinners in Brown County?

Posted by Al | October 13, 2007 6:47 PM

You're all correct. We have already passed the point where it's safe to assume that all Republicans are complete perverts. As soon as a Republican shows his face in public, on TV, or at a church social it is safe to assume that his next stop is an all-male underage diaper-wearing orgy.

Posted by Gurldoggie | October 13, 2007 8:19 PM

@4--Ha ha ha ha ha!

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 13, 2007 8:50 PM

I'm just thinking of how the offers sounded to the kids.

"You know, I was a little hesitant staying at his house when he said he'd give us all the free beer and marijuana we could ever want, but when he upped the ante and said he'd do our laundry... well, that just sealed the deal."

Posted by Bont | October 13, 2007 9:31 PM

Sorry I haven't kept up--I am still new to the Slog. Remind me again--which psycho bigoted hypocritical Republican asshole is into diapers? The scary part is that it could be any one of so many people. Of course the thought of Dick Cheney or Pat Buchanan in a pair of giant Pampers is enough to make me want to soak my head in a bucket of Lysol.

Posted by david | October 13, 2007 9:40 PM

52 years and THREE MONTHS!? Granted the legislators wanted to lock the preverts up and throw away the key but had to come up with some determinant number. But why not 52 years three months 2 days and 17 hours and eight minutes?

Posted by athEIst | October 13, 2007 9:48 PM

I think the married man Vitter from Louisiana is the diaper lover who has been given a free pass by his hypocritical Republican co-conspirators because he only sees female prostitutes.

Posted by mirror | October 13, 2007 10:52 PM

@7 - I believe it was Louisiana Senator, David Vitter.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 13, 2007 11:03 PM

On the other hand, incidents like these show that the GOP is totally down with the youth of today. They think it would be "cool" to live with 16-year olds who "skateboard" and "masturbate." Tubular!

Posted by Gabriel | October 14, 2007 4:10 AM

You do realize that this is all Bill Clinton's fault, right? Just checking...

Posted by Nora | October 14, 2007 8:44 AM

Good point, Nora. Another often overlooked fact is that Hillary Clinton has breasts.

Posted by Gabriel | October 14, 2007 8:47 AM

Awesome catch, Dan. You even beat Wonkette to the story (I'm sure when they wake up from their hangovers tomorrow, they'll be on it).

And no, I don't find this even the slightest bit surprising any more.

Posted by SDA in SEA | October 14, 2007 8:51 AM

I'm starting to think this is a big conspiracy. Like, when you join the GOP, you must fill out a form with lots of check boxes that disclose all your kinks and perversions. They have check boxes for diaper wearing, for airport bathroom cruising, for meth fueled blowjobs, for Sk8R Boi masturbation etc. These forms then get sealed in a vault by the GOP Illuminati... until you step out of line. Like you pass on the $1200 a plate dinner in favor of the $800 a plate dinner. Then your kinks are leaked to the media.

Completely off topic, but as I type this, there's a banner down the side of the page for the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub, advertising the 2007 Rubgy World Cup. Is that a typo, or is there really an international competition for rubbing guys?

Posted by Duncan | October 14, 2007 9:52 AM

@15 Typo aside, the rugby competition truly is about rubbing guys.

Posted by Gabriel | October 14, 2007 10:02 AM

A: Wilbur Mills & Fanne Foxe, 1974.

Posted by COMTE | October 14, 2007 10:25 AM

@9 and 10: Thanks.

Posted by david | October 14, 2007 1:09 PM

I've started to assume this - at least about the men. I don't think it's true of most of the women.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 15, 2007 10:52 AM

“At what point do we simply start assuming that GOP officials are banging hookers, wearing diapers, cruising toilets, fondling minors, or all of the above?”

At the same point that we assume that Democrats are using cigars as dildos to fuck interns in their offices.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | October 15, 2007 12:22 PM

I just got an email from Ann Coulter and she says these stories are all just a big conspiracy to damage the reputations of decent God-fearing Republicans so liberals can take over the world and give everybody free healthcare.

Posted by gay elitist | October 15, 2007 12:25 PM

Hey Dan,

After the success of Santorum, it is time for a
New phrase: "Having a wide stance".

Taken from

Name for phenomenon suggested by reader S.T.:

Perhaps espousing anti-gay positions while secretly craving homosexual love should enter the lexicon as “having a wide stance”.
Besides being a highly quoted Craig line, it can be taken to mean your public stance is way wide of your private stance, as it were.

Posted by Charles | October 15, 2007 12:49 PM

So far, by far, the creepiest thing about this story is that when I clicked on the link to read Green Bay Press Gazette link, the advertisement to the right of the article was a Flash animation for Sesame Street Live: Elmo Grows Up.

Anyone remember the Republican candidate for governor of some midwest state (Illinois?) who dropped out of the race after it was revealed he went to a strip club?

What the hell is going on with these latest? How far they've ... uh ... come?

Posted by BD | October 15, 2007 5:14 PM

Anyone remember the Republican candidate for governor of some midwest state (Illinois?) who dropped out of the race after it was revealed he went to a strip club?

The confusion is understandable because almost all the politicians in Illinois are named Ryan, but the Ryan who dropped out of the Senate race did so because of a scandal that arose after his wife, Star Trek's Seven of Nine, protested his plan to fuck her in public in a sex club in France.

And that's how Barack Obama reached the national spotlight -- because an Irishman wanted to show off.

Posted by Lieutenant Uhura | October 15, 2007 10:38 PM

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