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Republic of Gilead
U.S. Representative Mark Souder resigns
U.S. Congressman Mark Souder, Republican from Indiana's 3rd District, the biggest right-wing Holy Joe Jesus-Loving gay-bashing racist xenophobe paranoiac creep in recent American politics, has just announced his resignation!
Happy Days Are Here Again!
Looks as if the Holy Promise Keeper, married father of two children, was sticking his schwantz into A Female Not His Wife. The Female Not His Wife appears also to be married.
Souder was elected to Congress 8 times -- he's been sickening America for about 15 years. In his Fort Wayne district of Indiana, the voters have proved, over and over again, that you CAN fool most of the people all of the time.
I can honestly say I hated nobody in the US Congress worse than Souder. Nobody did more damage to America than Souder. Nobody forced fundamentalist right-wing Caucasian Christianity on American public life more sleazily and ferociously than Souder. He was the living political embodiment of the creepy near-future vision of the USA which Margaret Atwood envisioned as "The Republic of Gilead" in her novel "The Handmaid's Tale" -- read it or rent the movie.
I don't think this creep would have ever confessed to his peccadillo on his own, spontaneously. My guess is a cloud of some sort of pressure was darkening his day and setting a doomsday date, or some truly aggressive journalist had sniffed out this story, and Souder had to blab on himself before it leaked to the whole wide world and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This is a Great Day
Here's Souder's resignation announcement, as posted on his Congressional website. Amen! Hallelujah!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Renee Howell, 2022254436
It is with great regret I announce that I am resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as resigning as the Republican Nominee for Congress in this fall’s election.
I believe it is the best decision for my family, the people of northeast Indiana, and our country. I will submit my resignation to Speaker Pelosi effective this Friday.
I can never fully thank all those who have worked so hard, given so much and supported me through eight contested primaries and eight general elections. Only when you have been the recipient can you really feel the humbling power of such generosity.
It has been a privilege to be a part of the battle for freedom and the values we share.
It has been a great honor to fight for the needs, the jobs, and the future of this region where my family has lived for 160 years.
It has been all consuming for me to do this job well, especially in a district with costly, competitive elections every two years. I do not have any sort of “normal” life –for family, for friends, for church, for community.
To serve has been a blessing and a responsibility given from God. I wish I could have been a better example.
I sinned against God, my wife, and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff.
In the poisonous environment of Washington D.C., any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain.
I am resigning rather than to put my family through that painful, drawn-out process.
Diane and my family were more than willing to stand here with me.
We are a committed family.
But the error is mine and I should bear the responsibility.
Not only am I thankful for a loving family but for a loving God. My comfort is that God is a gracious and forgiving God to those who sincerely seek his forgiveness as I do.
But I am so ashamed to have hurt those I love.
I am so sorry to have let so many friends down, people who have fought so hard for me.
The ideas we advocate are still just and right.
America will survive and thrive when anchored in those values.
Human beings, like me, will fail, but our cause is greater than individuals.
It is based upon eternal truths.
By stepping aside, my mistake cannot be used as a political football in a partisan attempt to undermine the cause for which I have labored all my adult life.
I love this area.
This is my home.
It has been such an honor to serve you.
For sixteen years, my family and I have given our all for this area the toll has been high.
As I leave public office, my plans are focused upon repairing my marriage, earning back the trust of my family and my community, and renewing my walk with my Lord.
I humbly ask you, for the sake of my family that you respect our privacy in this difficult time.
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The Goshen News
Goshen, Indiana USA
Tuesday 18 May 2010
THE GOSHEN NEWS
SYRACUSE, Indiana -- Both FoxNews.com and the Washington Post are reporting that Tracy Meadows Jackson, a part-time staffer in Mark Souder’s Indiana office, is the congressman’s alleged mistress.
The Washington Post reports that Jackson, who is in her early to mid-40s, has worked part-time for the 3rd District U.S. Rep. since 2004.
There is a Tracy Meadows Jackson who lives and works in Syracuse. She is a registered Mary Kay consultant with the Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce. She is also married to Kosciusko County Commissioner Brad Jackson.
A Goshen News reporter went to the Jackson home in Syracuse, but was asked to leave the property immediately.
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