Amid a growing scandal involving an aide, Representative Eric Massa of New York announced last week that he would step down. The accused sex-pesterer and admitted user of salty language cited health reasons for his decision. In the days following, Massa has taken great pains to extinguish any chance he might have had–however remote–for an eventual return to politics.
Massa claims he was backstabbed by the Democrats:
“Mine is now the deciding vote on the health care bill,” he said, “and this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill, and now they’ve gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.”
While this is undoubtedly true, Promethean Times would regard the disgraced congressman’s plight with a more sympathetic eye if Massa had refrained from recounting this “salty” story:
“I am sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel,” Mr. Massa said, adding that Mr. Emanuel poked “his finger in my chest, yelling at me at me because I wasn’t going to vote for the president’s budget.”
Brrr . . .
Read about Massa & Emanuel’s Brokeback moment (and so much more!) here: Departing Congressman Assails Democrats – NYTimes.com.