Wisconsin Republican Targeted For Recall by Wife and Maid
Yes, life as a Republican sell out is tough these days. Republican state Senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) is one of the eight senators being targeted by outraged Wisconsinites. When they arrived at his home bearing their recall petition, his maid answered the door. She was more than pleased to sign the petition and said she was sure his wife would also sign it. Later Mrs. Hopper appeared at the door and informed the protesters that Sen. Hopper was no longer living at this address.
Why the betrayal?
Here he is explaining why he won’t be at a local parade with his family because of the evil protesters who are threatening him, courtesy of WBAY:
Citing recent threats during the budget repair bill battle, Republican Senator Randy Hopper says he will not participate in Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Fond du Lac.
In a written statement, Senator Hopper said, “I had looked forward to walking the parade route and sharing this celebration with my family, friends, neighbors, and constituents, but I, in no way, want to put the citizens of Fond du Lac in harm’s way.”
Yes, it’s the protesters fault that he can’t attend a parade with his lovely wife and family. Those horrible, evil teachers and farmers – does their perfidy know no end?
Well, er, it turns out, Mr. Hopper was exercising his family values by living in another district with a 25 year old former state Senate committee staffer and now lobbyist. Oh, I loves it when the Republicans sleep with their dollar bills literally. It just makes the story so much easier.
Blogging Blue reports:
Randy Hopper filed for divorce from his wife in August 2010, and it’s being reported his soon to be ex-wife will be signing a recall petition.
As for the claim by Hopper’s soon to be ex-wife that Hopper is living in Madison with his 25-year-old mistress, I’ve received unconfirmed reports the “other woman” is Valerie Cass, who as of this morning was a lobbyist for Persuasion Partners, Inc., a right-wing lobbying firm.
Gosh, maybe Mr. Hopper lied about the reason he wasn’t attending the parade with his family. Maybe it has something to do with the 25 year old he’s living with now in another district. I mean, I would imagine that a wife who is signing a recall petition against her soon to be ex who is living with a 25 year old lobbyist wouldn’t be willing to sell herself out by attending a parade with her cheating husband.
I’m just saying.
The fact that another Republican family values creep is having sex with someone half his age is while he’s married to someone else is creepy and gross and totally expected. This is what you get when you elect people who need the public to believe the false image they project. The fact that she is a lobbyist is just so predictable and leads me to wonder if Republican men can only feel mild stirrings of lust when money is in play. We should note that Randy’s mistress lobbies for Persuasion Partners, among whose clients we find Scott Walker and Americans For Prosperity (aka: Koch brothers). Yeah, wherever we look we find Republicans, Koch, and dollars. Even in their beds.
At any rate, while Republicans are exceptionally accepting of their elected officials’ hypocrisy, what isn’t going to fly is the possibility that Mr. Hopper is no longer living in the martial home which is located in his district. Instead, it’s reported that he is living with his mistress in Madison and Article 4, Section 6 of the Wisconsin Constitution states that “…a candidate for state senate must be a qualified elector in the district which he may be chosen to represent”.
If Mr. Hopper no longer lives in the marital home, but has failed to update his new address with the DMV as well as notifying the appropriate parties that he is no longer residing in the district he claims to represent, Mr. Hopper has some explaining to do. Mr Hopper is quite frankly ineligible to hold his seat if he no longer lives in the district.
Mr. Hopper has been a close ally of Governor Walker’s in his search and destroy mission against living wages for Wisconsinites, so it pains me to report that it looks like he’s in for a world of hurt, more imminent than a recall campaign. I’m also simply devastated to learn that Mr. Hopper’s maid and wife will be signing the petition to remove this morally-depraved dollar sign from office. When even your own family is targeting you for a recall, chances are good that you really should not be in office anymore.