Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Abortion Debate Or Porn? What To Do...What To Do?

It's hard work being a Senator. Long congressional sessions full of boring stuff like laws and bills and working for your constituency. So, what's a senator to do?

Well, if you're Florida Republican Senator Mike Bennett, you pause for a moment to look at porn. Last week, the Sunshine Sate News captured video of Bennett looking at pornographic material on his state-issued computer while on the Senate floor.

Mike Bennett defended his actions, telling Sunshine State News, that what he was viewing was an email sent to him by a woman "who happens to be a former court administrator."

Oh. So, if a woman sends porn, stop and look at it while you're at work. And if she's a court administrator, all the better.

But it gets worse.

Mike Bennett was bored, that day, listening to the senate debate an abortion bill: "I was just sitting there, bored as they were debating the abortion bill. I opened it up and said holy [expletive]! What's on my screen? and clicked away from it right away."

Well, that makes sense. Why not look at porn rather than join a debate on one of the most hotly contested issues in the country? Why not look at a bunch of topless woman than deal with issues that face your female constituents.

Wing.Nut.Ass.Hat.

But Bennett has others come to his defense. Senate spokesperson Jaryn Emhof: "There was some confusion about an email he received. He thought it was an email about an item being debated on the Senate floor. As soon as he realized it wasn't he closed the page."

Hmmm, still, reading emails while you should be debating? Not so congressional, Mr. Bennett.
And the one image caught on camera apparently wasn't the only thing Bennett viewed. It seems other files, including at least two videos, may have been downloaded. Bennett was caught on camera watching a video of a dog running out of the water and shaking itself off.

Mr. Bennett, I don't think the people of Bradenton elected you to watch videos while you're working, especially not the topless women variety. Perhaps a little less porn and a little more legislation is in order.


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