Ever since Anthony Weiner pulled out of Congress to spend less time being surrounded by other sexual deviants, Democrats have been doing so well at avoiding sex scandals and sexual harassment allegations. Unfortunately, North Carolina Democrats have taken their status as residents of a "swing" state a touch too literally…
In an extraordinary act of political theater, the state Democratic chairman described and dismissed outright the sexual harassment claims against the party's former top official and refused to immediately relinquish his post Thursday, despite intense national political pressure.
David Parker, defiant and assured in his first public comments on the week-old controversy, announced he would step aside only after a special election by the party's executive committee tentatively scheduled for May 12.
The scandal involves sexual harassment allegations against North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Jay Parmley made by a 26 year old male staffer, who was fired by the Party in November…
[The staffer] listed six allegations in the letter, saying Parmley showed him a picture of male genitals, caressed his leg and discussed his sexual exploits in detail. The letter also sought a financial settlement equal to one year's pay and health care coverage. Parmley resigned Sunday but denied harassing any party employee.
Though the harassment allegations are very serious, there doesn't appear to be any actual sex in this scandal. So at least Democrats are being consistent ahead of their national convention in North Carolina — their impotence extends far beyond the public policy arena.
Tags: Democrats, North Carolina, Scandalgate, Sex