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Thu Aug 9, 2012, 09:07 PM

Night in topless bar becomes embarrassment for Oregon GOP lawmakers

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/08/night_in_topless_bar_becomes_e.html#incart_river_default

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SALEM -- With Republicans still reeling from the sex scandal involving Rep. Matt Wingard and a young female staffer, former House Republican Leader Kevin Cameron confirmed he abruptly stepped down last month, in part, because of a retaliatory threat that the public would find out about the night he and other GOP lawmakers -- including Wingard -- spent at a California topless bar.

"I am not proud personally about what I did at that point in time," Cameron, R-Salem, told The Oregonian this week.

In January, Cameron, House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna and five other Republican House members took a three-day golfing vacation to Palm Springs, where they also visited a bar featuring topless dancers.

No state or campaign money was spent on the trip. But the embarrassing details are surfacing just as Republicans are trying to win majority control of the House, or at least maintain the 30-30 tie that granted them equal power to Democrats in the past two years.

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There's a lot more frivolity at the link.

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Reply Night in topless bar becomes embarrassment for Oregon GOP lawmakers (Original post)
stevedeshazer Aug 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2012 #1
yellowcanine Aug 2012 #7
greiner3 Aug 2012 #16
stevedeshazer Aug 2012 #2
stevedeshazer Aug 2012 #3
DCKit Aug 2012 #4
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #5
greiner3 Aug 2012 #17
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #18
yellowcanine Aug 2012 #6
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2012 #8
davidpdx Aug 2012 #9
Panasonic Aug 2012 #10
Iggo Aug 2012 #11
Hydra Aug 2012 #12
WonderGrunion Aug 2012 #13
JNelson6563 Aug 2012 #23
MrMickeysMom Aug 2012 #14
Nostradammit Aug 2012 #15
WI_DEM Aug 2012 #19
sofa king Aug 2012 #20
Wednesdays Aug 2012 #22
GallopingGhost Aug 2012 #21

Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 09:10 PM

1. I'm sure they looked repulsive dancing without shirts.

I'll bet the women weren't too bad, though.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 09:29 AM

7. Thread is useless without pictures.

Just sayin'.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 07:39 AM

16. Imagine if this happened in OH;

Where it's the FULL MONTY!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:58 PM

2. The family values crowd.

Republicans in Oregon are a joke. And they work very hard to prove it.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 11:38 PM

3. And five of the seven belong to ALEC.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 11:48 PM

4. Who financed the vacation? I could care less about the topless bar.

 

Seven GOP legislators from the state house go to Palm Springs on a golfing junket, hit a titty bar, and that's all there is to the story? I don't think so.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 09:12 AM

5. Personally, I think women should have the same write as men to walk around topless.

 

Women have tits. Face it.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 07:40 AM

17. "Women have tits. Face it. "

Well, so do MEN!

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Response to greiner3 (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 09:32 AM

18. Yeah, and increasingly so with age.

 



I was sitting out shirtless in a canvass stadium chair (not great posture) and my "man boobs" left a white horizontal tan stripe that's STILL there!!!

I don't see why our society is so uptight about nudity. Everybody's got a butt. Everybody's got nipples, and everybody has naughty bits that come in two varieties. Sure there's the "sexual attraction" part, but it might be less of a problem if people just got used to nudity being normal!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 09:28 AM

6. "I am not proud personally about what I did at that point in time," Cameron, R-Salem, told

The Oregonian this week.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 09:46 AM

8. "...but it sure felt good while I was doin' it!"

They must have edited that part out.


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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 09:49 AM

9. Wingard was the one that smacked his kid

It was just a matter of time before he did something equally as stupid which could be proven.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:27 PM

10. Hard to believe this is his last post..

 

About strip bars.. at least he's gone in a blaze of glory...

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:49 PM

11. I know. Crazy, right?

STEVE!

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

12. Disturbing the comfortable

Is a high and underappreciated art form

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:25 PM

13. God Bless Steve

You were one of DU's best and brightest.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:07 PM

23. Amen. Steve was a great DUer.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 10:14 PM

14. You'll be missed steve...

sorely missed...

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 04:36 AM

15. Thank you for all your wonderful posts, Steve.

You were a great Oregonian and a treasured member of our forum. You will be missed.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 10:21 AM

19. Orlando is gearing up for the GOP with their strip bars and Palin look-a-likes

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 10:31 AM

20. Just wait until Tampa!

Florida Dems, you need to have a plan to observe and chronicle the number of delegates, candidates, and GOP staff who crowd the clubs in Tampa, and to get that information out in real time.

You have the chance to end hundreds of evil, self-serving political careers before they start, because there will be aspiring Presidential and Congressional candidates in those crowds.

It is too bad we cannot fit some of the entertainers with "stripper cams," but I don't know how one would hide them.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:42 PM

22. After this, most of them will be too cautious to hit the clubs

Most of the sleezy stuff will be happening in their private suites. But you're on to something... maybe some brave souls could pose as hookers (both female and male).

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 11:56 AM

21. You can't blame them

for hightailing their Oregon grapes down to CA for a little fun.

If they'd tried to expose them here, they'd have turned themselves into raisins; it's too cold.

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