Ensign’s Discharge

prettyhairdo_1Let’s forget the possibility that Senator John Ensign (R-NV) engaged in a second affair and turn our attention back to the first.  Cynthia Hampton’s husband, it turns out, wrote to Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly five days before Ensign ‘fessed up seemingly to ask her to bust Ensign.  He begins:

Here is my story. In December of 2007 in the midst of some very difficult personal issues that deeply impacted my family and marriage, Senator Ensign pursued and engaged in a relationship with my wife. Our families were lifelong friends, our children attend school together to this day, and our homes are in neighborhoods across from each other. My wife was the Senator’s campaign treasurer.


Darlene Ensign and Senator John EnsignThe unethical behavior and immoral choice of Senator Ensign has been confronted by me and others on a number of occasions over this past year. In fact one of the confrontations took place in February 2008 at his home in Washington DC (sic) with a group of his peers. One of the attendee’s (sic) was Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma as well as several other men who are close to the Senator. Senator Ensign’s conduct and relentless pursuit of my wife led to our dismissal in April of 2008. I would like to say he stopped his heinous conduct and pursuit upon our leaving, but that was not the case and his actions did not subside until August of 2008.

Coburn, of course, is another GOP professional Christian douchebag. Someone needs to ask him why his holier-than-thou ass helped Coburn cover this shit up.

The actions of Senator Ensign have ruined our lives and careers and left my family in shambles. We have lost significant income, suffered indescribable pain and emotional suffering. We find ourselves today with an overwhelming loss of relationships, career opportunities and hope for recovery. Our pursuit of justice continues to place me and my family in harm’s way as we fear for our well being (sic).

What – he’s afraid Ensign’s going to cockslap him?

Please help me! This should not be how the leadership of our country should be allowed to behave. I need justice, help and restitution for what Senator Ensign has done to me and my family. Regardless of technicalities, regardless of position, regardless of power this cannot and should not be tolerated in our country from our trusted leaders. Will you help? Will you consider a meeting with me to further discuss this story and what can be done to bring justice and correction to this situation?

So what does Hampton want? The affair was apparently over.  Did he want Fox to threaten to run the story unless … what?  Or is this pure revenge?

Republicans are weird.

Text of Doug Hampton’s Letter to Fox News [Las Vegas Sun]

Perhaps they need money to buy more hideous furniture for their heinous McMansion. Warning: these photos show a house that is vulgar and tasteless even by Vegas standards. Proceed at your own risk.

@Mistress Cynica: Saw that – it’s not decorating so much as it’s like it’s in storage.

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, what are the nine most desperate words in the English language?

I am hoping you and Fox News can help.

I actually just think he was trying to get at Megyn and her collages, such as.

ADD: @Mistress Cynica: Of special note is the hilariously named “bonus room”. Looks like the business class lounge at Schiphol. Do the rich and tasteless really require cupholders in their barcaloungers?

I had Ensign discharge on me during NYC fleet week once, but we just took a shower and went for round two…

..oh, and where is HF? Just because his street party thingie went off without a hitch doesn’t mean he gets a pass here. I expect drunk-ass commentary, and I expect it NOW.

@Nabisco: I was shocked to find no media room or home theatre – although they do have those cupholder equipped seats facing, somewhat plaintively, not the expected jumbotron but instead what appears to be bookshelves, no doubt essential for all the books they don’t posses.

Having lived with such deprivation they must really know what it’s like to live in the the refugee camps of Palestine.

I should add that I have no idea what a jumbotron is. Does one watch Sport on them? I just like the sound of the word. It is both lumbering and airy.

That LV McMansion looked like an upscale double wide modular home, just like the way a friend’s wife decorated their place (and she’s 1st generation from Spain who grew up in rural New Mexico; she looks like a Hispanic Sarah Palin and is an elected official).

@Benedick: The most heartbreaking thing is the “small” old fashioned not-a-flat-screen TV in the spot intended for a jumbotron that could be seem from orbit. They truly know what it was like to live through the Dust Bowl. (PS: jumbotrons are, I believe, those enormous creens used in arena devoted to Sport that allows those in the nosebleed section to see what’s happening on the field/floor below. I’ve wished for the same thing at the ballet at times.)

@Mistress Cynica: Saw that – I have a Sony XBR flatscreen and I’m a fucking nobody. FAIL.


If you’ve been to Wigstock you’ve seen a Jumbotron. At least they used to have them there….

@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: Though we did live on Christopher Street almost over Ty’s for a couple of years. I’m not sure why that’s relevant but it seems to be.


I remember walking by Ty’s..never went though. Did you ever go to the Potbelly Stove restaurant?

This Ensign mess is slowly piling on the diapers for me.

It was an ordinary 2 Diapers. Questions extortion, Faux Newz involvement, more excuses from the Promise Keeper and a general feeling he’s not telling the truth bumps it up to 4 for me.

@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: Quite often. Also the Pink Teacup round the corner on Bleeker for the grits and eggs.

@ManchuCandidate: I’m at 4 as well, but I get there differently. When we find out whether this destroys his political career I’ll do the scoring. Extra point if there’s a hooker involved.

mild tj/Lesbian filmmaker goes home to devout Christian family in Mississippi:


(This was a link on the page about home some Indians feel about the Custer on a motorcycle Happy Meal toy.)

@Mistress Cynica: The fake ivy everywhere, the “marble” columns, the Italian script on the walls, my god. I may never be the same after seeing that.

@flippin eck: I was partial to the ‘In Vino Veritas’ above the ‘portal’ to the ‘wine cellar’.

@flippin eck: So “Real Housewives of the Mafia” wasn’t it?
@Benedick: I shudder to think what the “cellar” is stocked with. White Zinfandel, probably. The horror.

/After Dark TJ/

One simple phrase: Austin Air Sex Championships, and my day was blown away.

The only rule: All climaxes must be simulated. If you actually climax onstage, you will be disqualified.

Most disturbing: The woman in the Richard Nixon(?) mask, fucking the world with a strap-on. Never forget!

(Totally NSFW, btw).

@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: “I had Ensign discharge on me during NYC fleet week once, but we just took a shower and went for round two…”

The irony is that either your comment or the headline has inspired the ad-bot to have an ad for the military tee of the woman bent over with the caption “I make his dogtags jingle.”

@Benedick: Grits are polenta, and in the south, they make them like polenta, with savory, not sweet, additions. I prefer to use grits for my polenta dishes, I like the white color.

@Mistress Cynica: The place screams “swingers” to me. Where is the trapeze?

The conservative southwest, and the military, and particularly San Diego, were said to be the hotbed of swinging, in that documentary from a while ago. Conservative red white and blue military officers apparently initiated that lifestyle.

Check this out – the GOP can’t even appoint a federal judge without the guy turning out to be an incompetent rapist:


Appointed by Caligutard the Former and went on to try to extort sex out of any women that came into view, when he was sober enough to think about rape.

@Promnight: Love grits. Also a fan of hominy. Hope you’re having a good weekend.

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