If the SEC is Looking at Porn While Everything Crashes and Burns, Your Lawmakers Are Looking at Porn on Your Dime, Too

Hat tip to Taegan Goddard.

Word of warning to Wisconsin lawmakers. If you’re doing it, stop it. Else, you’ll find yourself in the situation this Florida state senator is in, caught watching porn as an abortion bill is being debated. We’ve got enough with drunken legislators being put in the tank for the n-th time, assembly speakers found literally in bed with lobbyists, and other sundry career-stopping antics. One slip-up, and you’ll be famous all over town as well as on the Web. Imagine how The Isthmus and The Capitol Times would handle this.

Florida State Senator Mike Bennett, on the hot seat for getting too hot watching porn while legislation was being debated (Courtesy: Politico)

No one will argue that sitting on the Senate floor during session can get a little boring, but looking at porn is probably not the best way to pass the time.

On Thursday morning, Sunshine State News captured exclusive video of Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, looking at pornographic material on his state-issued computer on the Senate floor.

Ironically, as Bennett is viewing the material, you can hear a Senator Dan Gelber’s voice in the background debating a controversial abortion bill.

“I’m against this bill,” said Gelber, “because it disrespects too many women in the state of Florida.”

Bennett defended his actions, telling Sunshine State News it was an email sent to him by a woman “who happens to be a former court administrator.”

“I was just sitting there, bored as they were debating the abortion bill,” Bennett said.

“I opened it up and said holy [expletive]! What’s on my screen? and clicked away from it right away.”

Sunshine State News could not verify how long the image of four bikini-clad women with their tops exposed was open before our cameras started rolling on it, but it was up for at least three seconds before it disappeared from the screen.

Right. Nobody’s believing that Bennett was horrified by the images. He was horrified that he was caught looking at women’s breasts as the people’s business was being legislated. Nobody’s buying that lie about an unnamed professional woman who has a business relationship with the state senator sending Bennett porn, either. It’s not impossible, but rather unlikely. Men are more likely to send men porn in e-mails. It’s an autoerotic exercise. It’s like a mass stag party, any place, any time. You can jerk-off quietly in broad daylight rather than in a darkened room, in your cubicle or at your desk and supposedly nobody cares. Until you get filmed doing it. From the Miami Herald:

The Sunshine State News isn’t mainstream media, has unknown investors behind it and told St. Petersburg Times reporter Lucy Morgan a few months ago it would “emphasize business and politics.” SSN wanted to see Bennett’s e-mails, but he and the Senate declined, saying personal e-mail information isn’t public record.

Bennett said the episode shows the dangers of the Internet. He said he’s sure someone will use this against him in a “misleading” way.

“Do you know what’s on every e-mail before you open it? None of us do,” he said. “This could happen to anyone.”

Boy, is he popping sweat. Bravo, SSN. You’ve made a name. Now, work at it some more.

I also enjoy the irony that this fool is accessing porn at the same time he’s supposedly there to vote to keep women from having abortions, and thus retain their Christian virtue. Well, it’s a little late if they turn up pregnant and if they don’t want the child, don’t you think, after someone’s gotten through with them? (He was recorded voting against the measure.)

Like I said, stop it. Anybody. You’re not at home. Work on helping and saving the Nation. That’s your job, which like any profession or occupation has its highs and lows. And if you are that bored in your current position, daddy-o, we can always consider your competition in November.

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~ by blksista on May 4, 2010.

 
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