• Oregon Democrat in Trouble for Tiger Costume Photo and Drug Use (But Mostly Tiger Costume Photo)

    If I had a nickel for every legislator who was brought down by a photo of him dressed up like a playful tiger, well… then I'd save a stitch with nine. Or something. Anyway, tiger costume, people!

    A photo of Rep. David Wu wearing a tiger costume and other unusual revelations about his mental health are increasing pressure on the seven-term Oregon Democrat to step down…

    Wu said this week that it was "unprofessional and inappropriate" to send pictures of himself wearing a tiger costume to staff members while he was in the middle of a heated campaign last year. He also acknowledged taking two tablets of a pain killer that were given to him by an unnamed campaign donor.

    "This was the only time that this has ever happened," the congressman said in a statement of the pain killer episode. "I recognize that my action showed poor judgment at the time, and I sincerely regret having put my staff in a difficult position."

    While I'm pretty sure that there's no law against dressing up as whatever jungle cat you like for whatever reason you like — this is Oregon, not Texas, after all — it's probably showing poor judgment to send pictures of dress-up time to staff members.

    Can't really blame him for the pain killers thing, though. Have you tried them? They're grrrrrrrrrrreat!


    Tags: Animals, David Wu, Drugs, Oregon

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