Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alcee Hastings still going strong

Alcee Hastings was only the 6th federal judge in U.S. history to be removed from office, having been impeached by the House, and tried and convicted by the Senate on the grounds of bribery and perjury. Unfortunately, the misguided voters of Florida’s 23rd district, in an excess of mercy, heaved him into the House of Representatives in 1993, where he has suckled at the taxpayer teat ever since.

Hastings would have done well to hunker down in relative obscurity, and, indeed, perhaps that has always been his plan; however, he finds himself in the media spotlight once again, as he faces sexual harassment charges lodged by a woman with the almost too-good-to-be-true name of Winsome Packer.
Accusations include "unwelcome sexual advances," and "unwelcome touching," according to March reports of the lawsuit. Packer had accused Hastings of offering her invitations to his hotel room, asking inappropriate questions in public including "What kind of underwear are you wearing?" as well as pressuring her to give him gifts and donate to his re-election campaign.
What is it about Democrats and underwear? They’re either displaying a bizarre interest in the smallclothes of others, or broadcasting photographs of their own, unsolicited, to the world at large.

Now, to be absolutely fair, these are only allegations at this time; Hastings has not been convicted. And, since Ms. Packer is a black Republican – which means, of course, that she is both inauthentic and evil - I expect that Hastings will weather the current storm easily.

Alcee Hastings discusses international security policy with Winsome Packer when, suddenly, the Viagra kicks in.


JeffS said...

Maybe Hastings thought he could emulate Bill Clinton.

Mr. Bingley said...

"Winsome Packer"

Anonymous said...

C'mon folks. Of course, he had to hit on her. The DNC options usually can't complete with Republican women.

Deborah Leigh

Paco said...

Deb: That's true.