Pervy California state assemblyman Michael Duvall's mouth might be bigger than his libido. Even though he was caught on tape boasting about his sexual conquests with not one, but two, state lobbyists who were not his wife — and even though he resigned in disgrace over the scandal yesterday — Duvall claims that he never actually had an affair. He was, he claims, just engaging in harmless bragging.
His claim is borne out by one of the lobbyists he apparently boasted of bedding. Heidi DeJong Barsuglia, an employee of California-based Sempra Energy, explicitly denied a sexual liaison with Duvall. "I want to make it clear that my decision to resign is in no way an admission that I had an affair or affairs," Duvall himself wrote in a statement on this website. "My offense was engaging in inappropriate story-telling and I regret my language and choice of words. The resulting media coverage was proving to be an unneeded distraction to my colleagues and I resigned in the hope that my decision would allow them to return to the business of the state."
See, in our mind, "inappropriate storytelling" is when you tell a bunch of kids around a campfire that the woods they're about to sleep in are haunted by an eyeball-stealing lake witch. Talking about a woman you may or may not have boned and how you were "dripping out of her" when she walked up and down the stairs, all while you are wearing a live microphone on the floor of the State Assembly, is what we would call "stupidity of the highest order."
Duvall Lobbyist Denying "Speculative Media Reports" [TPM Muckraker/TPM]
Resignation [Duvall for Assembly]
Earlier: The California-Assemblyman Sex Scandal Has Brought Us to a New Low