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November 15, 2012 - Harry Eagar
I always wanted to report for my hometown paper, but they never gave me the time of day. Here's some first-rate work from Chattanooga.

"A decade before calling himself 'a consistent supporter of pro-life values,' Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s decision to get two abortions before their marriage, according to the congressman’s sworn testimony during his divorce trial."

It gets worse from there, a lot worse (follow link).

Typical Tea Party phony. The voters returned him in a landslide, although the bare bones of his conduct was revealed well in advance of the election. It was not, however, nailed down until the Times Free Press finally got the transcript of his sworn deposition.

The Washington Post notes:

"DesJarlais easily won reelection last week despite reports that he had sex with patients and urged one of them to get an abortion. The congressman hasn’t directly responded to questions on the matter since then."

The Christians of east Tennessee have always been like that. Hamilton County was dry when I was a boy. My grandfather used to say it was because the Baptist ministers and the bootleggers allied to keep it that way.


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