Seriously? Are we still asleep? Is this some kooky dream and soon we are gonna wake up and find it just wasn’t so? If we wrote this in a novel no one would publish it for being too hard to believe. Hey Alanis! This is ironic, Don’tcha think?
Talking Points Memo had up and it was soon brought down by the Mark Souder congressional office, a video of a pro-abstinence video that features his staffer Tracy Jackson, who is also his purported mistress:
Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) had an affair with a part-time staffer named Tracy Jackson, Fox is reporting. Jackson played the role of interviewer for a Souder Web video show on the issues of the day — including one on the value of abstinence.
In the November 2009 abstinence video, Jackson introduces Souder this way: “You’ve been a longtime advocate for abstinence education and in 2006 you had your staff conduct a report entitled ‘Abstinence and its Critics’ which discredits many claims purveyed by those who oppose abstinence education.”
Just watching this makes us feel a little dirty.
The Huffington Post bit on this is hysterical:
By now, you’ve probably already seen this video of newly-disgraced Indiana Representative Mark Souder, being interviewed by his extramarital paramour, Tracy Jackson, on the importance of teaching teens to refrain from sex until they’re old enough to rush off-camera and pork one another after taping an interview about refraining from sex, like adults.
Well, Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel has a bunch more of these videos. He notes that these videos began to surface about six months ago, and that 39 of these things were shot in all. Very Rielle Huntery!
Elsewhere, Weigel notes that the GOP’s “Class of ’94” is basically the political sex-scandal version of the House of Atreus.
Here’s Souder and Jackson, getting all hot and bothered about the ACLU filing suits against public expressions of religion:
Can’t you just feel the sexual tension?
It comes as no surprise that all these videos which were just this morning prominent on the Congressman’s House.gov page and his YouTube.com page are now unavailable and comments have been turned off.
Feel free to view them at