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Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy (R-NE) issues resignation (updated with comments from one of the women)

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Source: Omaha World Herald

By Robynn Tysver and Paul Hammel

LINCOLN Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned his post abruptly Saturday after questions were raised by The World-Herald about improper cell phone calls to four women, other than his wife, during the past four years.

An investigation by The World-Herald discovered that Sheehy made thousands of late-night telephone calls to the women on his state-issued cell phone, many of them long conversations held in the wee hours of the night.

Gov. Dave Heineman announced the resignation at a 10 a.m. press conference.

"I've got a knot in my stomach. I'm deeply disappointed. He's done a lot of good things for the state, but that trust was broken, and he's resigned," Heineman said.


FULL story at link.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130202/NEWS/130209947/1685#bellevue-doctor-hatcher-says-sheehy-promised-marriage

UPDATED: Bellevue doctor Hatcher says Sheehy promised marriage

By Paul Hammel

Rick Sheehy promised marriage.

A Bellevue doctor who was one of Sheehy's telephone friends says the two had a longterm relationship and that the former lieutenant governor told her they would marry one day.

Dr. Theresa Hatcher, a former Bellevue City Council member, was one of the four women that Sheehy frequently called, according to a World-Herald review of his telephone records.

She talked with Sheehy 367 times, mostly from 2009 through 2011.

THIS FULL update at link: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130202/NEWS/130209947/1685#bellevue-doctor-hatcher-says-sheehy-promised-marriage


Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130202/NEWS/130209951/1685#lt-gov-rick-sheehy-issues-resignation



Photo: http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=OW&Date=20130202&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=130209951&Ref=V1&maxw=598&maxh=400

JEFF BEIERMANN / THE WORLD-HERALD
Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, right, stops and has a sandwich for lunch with Barb DeRiese, second from left, and, from left: Lana Kimble, Beth Otto and Pat Martin in the state capitol's cafeteria on Jan. 27, 2011, in Lincoln, Neb. The women all work for state senators at the capitol.

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Reply Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy (R-NE) issues resignation (updated with comments from one of the women) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #1
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #34
TheOther95Percent Feb 2013 #2
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #3
Flashmann Feb 2013 #4
another_liberal Feb 2013 #5
Skittles Feb 2013 #16
another_liberal Feb 2013 #17
Skittles Feb 2013 #18
another_liberal Feb 2013 #19
Skittles Feb 2013 #20
another_liberal Feb 2013 #21
David__77 Feb 2013 #6
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #7
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #8
Grins Feb 2013 #10
Ian David Feb 2013 #14
daleo Feb 2013 #23
Berlum Feb 2013 #28
reflection Feb 2013 #9
benld74 Feb 2013 #11
Ian David Feb 2013 #12
underpants Feb 2013 #13
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #15
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #26
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #27
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #29
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #31
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #22
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #24
wordpix Feb 2013 #25
rusty fender Feb 2013 #33
CanonRay Feb 2013 #30
47of74 Feb 2013 #32

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:17 PM

1. I don't know this guy, and he was dumb for doing what he did, but who

tipped the OWH off to investigate? He's got some real enemies.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:03 PM

34. Maybe one of the jilted women?

Dude was a master pimp, though...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:19 PM

2. Long conversations in the wee hours of the night, huh?

Something tells me that these conversations didn't involve government business discussions or swapping sugar cookie recipes. Telephonic booty calls, maybe?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:25 PM

3. ANOTHER Puke who thinks ye but not me.......

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:30 PM

4. Another

Family Values poster boy......

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:08 PM

16. SCHEDULING another_liberal FOR ASS KICKING

*EGREGIOUS VISUAL*

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:10 PM

17. Really . . .?

Really, is that so? Tell me more.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:15 PM

18. aw you deleted?

I was kidding!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:40 PM

19. Have fun.

After all, it's Saturday Night!

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:52 PM

20. I know I should know but...

who is your icon pic? He looks so familiar but I am drawing a blank.

edit: pic info = James Baldwin!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:17 PM

21. Read . . .

Read, The Fire Next Time, if you haven't already. It's all about us, we Americans.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:15 PM

6. The GOVERNOR'S trust was broken?

Why the hell should he care?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:30 PM

7. Sounds like a complete jerk.

Typical GOPer!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:35 PM

8. Yet ONE MORE....

Ya know - I've been on Earth for 68 years now. In my lower middle class existence, I've had two wives and never dallied behind their backs (or in front of their backs for that matter!). And spending my days with working class folks - I've only known two guys who had extra-marital doings. And yet - it seems like every WEEK we hear of another guy in a position of power that can't keep his hands out of the pastry display case! And it DOES seem like the preponderance of these liasons are Righties. Either Democrats are smarter - or their just craftier about their pursuits. Let's hope Michelle keeps Barack on a short leash! LOL!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:12 PM

10. I've been collecting these stories...

I've been collecting these stories for years, ever since the Bill and Monica saga. I keep them in a file I titled "Republican Family Values". The file only contains Republicans because it was only Republicans that ran for public office on the plank they there were more moral than Democrats, more Christian, more American, more patriotic, and their holier-than-thou, "Christian" All-American crap they have spouted for years. It is my way of getting back at them. I have not counted the total number of entries I have in some time, but I do know that there are more than 1,000 of them! To be "fair" to Republicans, the names I have only go back to about 1993 when the Reich-wingers started in on Bill Clinton and they started claiming the moral high ground.

That said, your comment: "...the preponderance of these liaisons are Righties" is, to my experience, correct. While I do find Democrats, overwhelmingly my finds are Republicans.

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Response to Grins (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:22 PM

14. Here are some


http://republicanoffenders.com/

Republican Sex Scandals
http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Republican_Sex_Scandals


Also:

# days since the last prominent homophobe was caught in a gay sex scandal: 86
Latest winner: Ryan J. Muehlhauser, Nov 8, 2012
http://gayhomophobe.com/

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Response to Grins (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:36 PM

23. Do you know if this guy made statements on Clinton and Lewinsky?

Just curious.

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Response to Grins (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:30 AM

28. The X Files (Republican Style)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:44 PM

9. No mention of this on Drudge...



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:09 PM

11. My oh my, cell phone records are a bite in the ass aren't they!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:18 PM

12. He's resigning to spend more time having phone sex with his family. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:21 PM

13. Appalachian trail here he comes!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:32 PM

15. So, is the state pissed because he's unfaithful (apparently) to his wife, or for misuse of a phone?

Really, this strikes me as none of anyones business other than Mrs. Lt. Governor's.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:43 PM

26. Using a state-owned/paid phone for booty calls is called stealing.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:30 AM

27. Doubtful

Most corporate and state plans in this day and age allow for personal use. That's like saying making a personal call from work is stealing. In a sense, it is true, but it's no more true than goofing off at the water cooler discussing the SUper Bowl is stealing or looking up movie times on your company's internet is stealing.

Smart companies have recognized this and abandoned the company phone model in place of BYOD -- bring your own device. You get an allowance -- go pick a phone and a plan.

Seriously -- I want to get rid of Republiscum as much as the next DUer, but he's done nothing that I see that rises to the level of firing or prosecution. Heck, David Vitter gets to keep his job.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:25 PM

29. I think government has different rules than corporations.

They take a dim view of their property being used for ANY personal reasons, IIRC.

I bet he was breaking some obscure law AND KNEW IT, or violating some rule that he made sure everybody else had to follow. That's how these people work.

Plus, he probably had about 4 extramarital affairs going at the same time. Wifey can't be too pleased.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #29)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:59 PM

31. He and Wifey have already split

..so I suspect that she knew/found out.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:29 PM

22. Mah doo is free-kay!

Ya heard.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:57 PM

24. Why in the world would you use your government cell phone for this shit?

You can't go to walmart and buy some cheap prepay phone? These people are too stupid for government work.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:56 PM

25. this doctor is not attractive & she's an idiot

Swallowing the oldest line in the book, "I'm gonna leave my wife for you." Then after Sheehy and his wife divorce, the good doctor wishes them both well. Spoken like the true homewrecker she is.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:58 AM

33. Yeah, didn't he know that only attractive

doctors are worthy of extra-marital affairs? And you forgot to add snide remarks about the other 3 "homewreckers" that the Lt. Gov. was talking to in the wee hours of the night.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:42 PM

30. Yet another "family values" guy down the tubes

Gee, what else is new.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:42 AM

32. Oh dear.

Teapublican Family Values at work again.

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