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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:12 PM

ReTHUG Pete Domenici fathered child three decades ago with daughter of another ReTHUG Senator

ReTHUG family values at work - is this a deathbed acknowledgement of his child.
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Former Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico revealed Wednesday that he fathered a child outside his marriage three decades ago with the daughter of another former senator.

Domenici, 80, a Republican who served six terms in the Senate before retiring in 2008, and the mother of the child each released statements to the Albuquerque Journal acknowledging Domenici’s fatherhood.

“I deeply regret this and am very sorry for my behavior,” Domenici said. “I hope New Mexicans will view that my accomplishments for my beloved state outweigh my personal transgression.”

The child, now grown, was identified as Adam Paul Laxalt, a lawyer in Las Vegas. His mother, Michelle Laxalt, is the daughter of Paul Laxalt, a Republican who represented Nevada in the Senate for 12 years before leaving in 1987.

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Reply ReTHUG Pete Domenici fathered child three decades ago with daughter of another ReTHUG Senator (Original post)
malaise Feb 2013 OP
blue neen Feb 2013 #1
malaise Feb 2013 #2
blue neen Feb 2013 #3
malaise Feb 2013 #4
malaise Feb 2013 #5
blue neen Feb 2013 #7
malaise Feb 2013 #8
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #6
malaise Feb 2013 #9
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #10
malaise Feb 2013 #11
Ilsa Feb 2013 #12
malaise Feb 2013 #13
malaise Feb 2013 #14

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:21 PM

1. I wonder if St. Ronnie Raygun knew about this.

He and Senator Laxalt were buddies.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:24 PM

2. Well I'm wondering if this is why Laxalt left the Senate three decades ago

Ah the family values party keep on delivering the goods.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:27 PM

3. Yes, it's quite interesting.

The "family values" party keeps looking like the "hypocrisy reigns" party!

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Response to blue neen (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:28 PM

4. No wonder there's a poll suggesting that people are insulted at being called

ReTHUGs (Republicans)

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Response to blue neen (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:39 PM

5. Oops - someone else was about to blow the secret open

Domenici (now 80) publically admits to the affair 30 years later because he believes someone else was about to disclose the matter.

http://www.mstarz.com/articles/8631/20130220/pete-domenici-michelle-laxalt-affair-adam-laxalt-photos-ex-senator-fathered-love-child-colleague-paul-laxalt-daughter-over-30-years-ago.htm

Juicy indeed!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:47 PM

7. Of course!



Why would such a hypocrite tell the truth otherwise?

On a side note, it seems rather sad that Ms. Laxalt is referring to her child as "one night's mistake".

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Response to blue neen (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:50 PM

8. Pathetic indeed

These family values folks crack me up.

I thought he might be ill - he's 80. Poor silly me

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:46 PM

6. Oh, my. I know somebody who used to be married to one of Laxalt's daughters.

I am not sure which one, but the ages and time frame seem plausible that this Adam's mom was my acquaintance's first wife (the second wife worked for me for a few years).

Per Wikipedia: "....five daughters (Gail, Sheila, Michelle, Kevin and Kathleen)...."

There is only one name on that list that rings a bell. Michelle.

Like I said, OH MY!! I wonder if Randy even knows about his first wife's little secret.

ETA: Can't confirm my suspicions via ancestry.com - might not be her. I should ask my former assistant which daughter it was.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:52 PM

9. You sure know Nevada

scene. How's the vet Ensign doing these days?

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:59 PM

10. Lol, back to being a vet from what I hear. He must be really unhappy - being reduced

to squeezing anal sacs and being pooped on.



ETA: I sure do know Nevada. My favorite uncle, the state brand inspector profiled by John McPhee in Irons in the Fire, was on a first name basis with Laxalt.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:07 PM

11. Must be real fun knowing the figures

One report suggests that this would have destroyed both Senators and Reagan if it was known. How did they hide this so well?? Pre-internet days I guess

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:36 PM

12. Did Laxalt pimp his daughter to Pete? nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:42 PM

13. Who knows

I actually feel sorry for the only victim here - the son. They sure cover up their scandals.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:01 AM

14. It's on First Look

This ReTHUG hypocrisy will be all over the news today

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