Wednesday, May 04, 2005
And The 2004 Dan Burton Family Values In Action Award Goes To...
WASHINGTON – Three days after it was reported he was involved in a domestic dispute that triggered a 911 call from a 29-year-old woman in his Washington apartment, U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood apologized for causing his family and supporters “pain and embarrassment.” “I’m truly sorry. Now, I have work to do. I’m going to continue to work hard for the people of the 10th Congressional District, and to begin the healing process with my family.” Sherwood, 64, did not explain his relationship with the woman or say why she was in his apartment. He has called her a “casual acquaintance.” The woman, Cynthia Ore of Rockville, Md., says Sherwood has been her lover since 1999. “When I met him he told me he was getting a divorce,” Ore has said. Last week, the Times Leader exclusively reported her story about calling 911. She said she made the call on Sept. 15 after Sherwood “choked her for no apparent reason” while giving her a back rub at his apartment on D Street, according to a police report. “He never did get a divorce,” Ore has said. “He said he has to stay married to get elected. “For me to start to go back to that day is very painful to deal with all the suffering I went through.” Ore said Tuesday. “I loved him. He always told me he loved me and I believed him.”Need I mention that he has a 100% rating from the American Family Association?
Among the votes that helped earn Sherwood his 100 percent rating with the family association was his support of the Marriage Protection Act of 2004, which would limit the federal courts’ jurisdiction over the issue of whether a ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. Sherwood also voted in favor of a failed proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as an institution between a man and a woman.What a maroon. Oh, and for those who don't know who Dan Burton is, here's a primer. The guy was one of Clinton's sharpest "morality" critics, but had a sex life that made Clinton look like a Trappist monk. The only thing that's alleged to have slowed him down, besides age, was fear of AIDS.
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