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  • Rep. David Wu Resigning from Congress to Spend More Time Bouncing Around on Tail (Presumably)

    Tiger suit-wearing/pill-popping/alleged "unwanted sexual encounter"-giving/congressperson from Oregon David Wu has announced that he is stepping down from his congressional seat

    Representative David Wu, a Democrat from Oregon, said Tuesday that he will resign from Congress after allegations that he had had a sexual encounter with a young woman.

    Mr. Wu, a seven-term member of Congress, said in a statement that he intended to fight what he called "very serious allegations." But he said that he would resign as soon as the debt ceiling fight in Washington was over…

    Mr. Wu has been under fire for months as he fought earlier allegations of a mental breakdown after a divorce last year. In February, several staff members quit after describing erratic behavior and unwanted e-mails that included a picture of Mr. Wu dressed in a tiger outfit.

    Ugh. I don't know what's wrong with this guy, but I hope he figures it out and puts a heavy lid on it. Maybe he should spend some time in a nice place away from people, where he can relax with his thoughts and sort through his problems.

    This looks like a nice option.

    Tags: Animals, David Wu, House of Representatives, Oregon, Sex
  • Democratic Congresscat Accused of "Unwanted Sexual Behavior"

    Hey, so, you know that congressperson from Oregon, David Wu. You know him; he was the chair of the House Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation. He's a member of the New Democrat Coalition.

    He dressed up like a tiger and sent pictures to his staff. Yep, that's him.

    Well, he's back in the news again. And this time, it's for reasons not quite as noble as playing dress-up

    Rep. David Wu (D-OR) is resisting calls to resign following the revelation that he's been accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with a young woman who is the daughter of a high school friend and campaign donor, but an aide says he has decided not to seek reelection.

    But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, are calling for an immediate investigation into Wu by the House Ethics Committee.

    Look, I'm not making excuses for this guy's behavior at all. But if there's one thing that I've learned about half-human/half-jungle cat shapeshifters from TV shows like True Blood and movies like Cat People (the 1942 and 1982 versions), it's that they have voracious sexual appetites that are notoriously difficult satiate.

    Again, that's not an excuse. The guy should have taken his unholy curse into account before leaving the house. Like, wasn't there some sort of amulet he was supposed to be wearing or something? Shapeshifters have to be diligent. Especially when they're in public office. I really have no sympathy for the guy.

    Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

    Tags: Animals, David Wu, House of Representatives, Oregon, Sex
  • 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