ANOTHER REPUBLICAN RESIGNATION OVER "RENTBOY"

  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 09, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    Yep, another resignation

    From TPM Muckraker
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/republican_nj_mayor_resigns_after_rentboy_scandal.php

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    Republican NJ Mayor Resigns After ‘Rentboy’ Scandal

    The mayor of Medford, NJ resigned a month after he was accused of soliciting sex with a man from the gay escort site Rentboy.com.

    In a letter to Medford town manager and clerk on Monday, Chris Myers said that “my work commitments will not allow me to devote the time that is needed in the months ahead. That is why, today, I am resigning from the Medford Township Council, effective immediately.”

    He said that he feels “it’s time to pass the baton, and allow others to take the reins,” according to the Cherry Hill Courier-Post. He also said he was “looking forward to leaving the public arena and enjoying the next chapter of my life with the most wonderful family and friends any one could ask for.”

    In October, an anonymous California man accused Myers of agreeing to pay him for sex through the escort site Rentboy.com. The man said that Myers also promised him a car and a recording studio, but then reneged on his promises. In response, the man set up a website detailing their encounter, and included compromising pictures of Myers in blue Calvin Klein underwear (you can see a screenshot here).

    Since the allegations, Myers had been emphatic that he won’t resign, but has also missed or postponed a number of council meetings.

    Myers had been on the council for nine years and was paid $5,500 a year. Last month, he was put on administrative leave by his employer Lockheed Martin.

  • creature

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    Dec 09, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    He actually told the guy he was a mayor during their encounter? Stupid.
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    Dec 09, 2011 5:19 AM GMT

    *looks astonished at HndsmKansan*

    Young man, do you know how much trouble you're about to get in for posting your topic title all in caps?

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    Dec 09, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    I blame Catfish. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 09, 2011 7:29 AM GMT
    Is there any relationship between male prostitution and making thread titles in all caps?
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    Dec 09, 2011 8:24 AM GMT
    Rentboys...........mmmm, I haven't heard that term since the story broke about Barney Frank's live in boyfriend running a rentboy operation out of Frank's townhouse a few years back.

    And John Edwards, Al Gore & Bill Clinton...........oh no, they only screwed women. That's different.
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    Dec 09, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidYep, another resignation.

    In a letter to Medford town manager and clerk on Monday, Chris Myers said that “my work commitments will not allow me to devote the time that is needed in the months ahead. That is why, today, I am resigning from the Medford Township Council, effective immediately.”

    But as the original Courier-Post article stresses more emphatically than in these excerpts from Muckraker, Myers didn't have ANY work commitments when he resigned:

    Last month, he was put on administrative leave by his employer Lockheed Martin.

    LM cited the Rentboy scandal as a "workplace distraction" and that Myers was "looking for other employment." Maybe job hunting was what the former mayor meant by "work commitments." icon_rolleyes.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 09, 2011 12:44 PM GMT


    meninlove said
    *looks astonished at HndsmKansan*

    Young man, do you know how much trouble you're about to get in for posting your topic title all in caps?

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    With many topics, I do a mix of caps and non caps. Whatever "trouble"
    there might be, I'm certainly up for it.

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    Dec 09, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidIs there any relationship between male prostitution and making thread titles in all caps?



    Obviously not, unless you're insinuating something about Hndsmkansan.


    You have a problem with male prostitution?
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    Dec 09, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    Another RepublicanHe said that he feels “it’s time to pass the baton, and allow others to take the reins,”
    Such a kinky fucker... icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 09, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    socalfitness saidIs there any relationship between male prostitution and making thread titles in all caps?



    Obviously not, unless you're insinuating something about Hndsmkansan.


    You have a problem with male prostitution?

    Not insinuating about HndsmKansan. Seems to be a pattern that if either the topic deals with the subject OR the poster is one, then all caps. icon_lol.gif