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News Desk: Rep. Jim Moran Calls Son Giving Girlfriend “Broken Nose… and Skull Fracture” an “Embarrassing Situation”

LIKE FATHER, like son it seems. I learned the back story of all this recently.

Mark and I were sitting at the bar, where we always sit, in one of our favorite upscale Old Town Alexandria restaurants The Wharf. Well into dinner, after cocktails, the professional woman sitting next to me asked to no one in particular, after a conversation that veered into politics, When is Alexandria going to stop electing the [alleged] wife beater? The couple we were chatting with, both of whom had serious credentials, didn’t come by their information by simply reading the papers either, at least according to their story.

The alleged wife beater in question is Congressman Jim Moran, who as of January 2013 will be my representative in the Virginia Beltway region of Alexandria. As the story goes, Moran got out of the allegations, because his wife refused to testify against him, choosing to divorce him instead.

So, you can imagine that the news today about his son Patrick Moran, the same cretin who was caught on tape talking about committing voter fraud, didn’t come as a surprise to me. That Jim Moran’s son evidently has the same penchant to smack around women as his father allegedly does, a man who got away with what is considered common knowledge where I now live, is the way of political power.

From Washington City Paper:

Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th Street bar The Getaway around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend’s head into the bar’s metal trash can cage.

After the attack, police described Moran’s girlfriend as “bleeding heavily from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen.” One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.

The officer at the scene filed a report that’s online to read.

Rep. Jim Moran gave a statement to Washington City Paper, saying that his son and girlfriend are “good kids.” Well, one of them may be, but there is absolutely no evidence that Patrick Moran is. Then daddy Moran unloaded the most sanctimonious malarkey ever uttered from a man with his own suspect past: “I hope their privacy will be respected. They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation behind them.”

Looks to me like the Moran men have their own private war on women going on.

Democrats can’t find someone better than Jim Moran to represent this Virginia district in Congress?

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9 Responses to News Desk: Rep. Jim Moran Calls Son Giving Girlfriend “Broken Nose… and Skull Fracture” an “Embarrassing Situation”

  1. Joyce Arnold December 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    So will other Dem Electeds speak out? Or will they be content with the “embarrassing situation” being put “behind them”?

    • Taylor Marsh December 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      The Democrats have shielded Jim Moran for 10 years, Joyce.

      They know all about him, believe me.

      I’m new to this area and the reports were one thing. After the conversation at The Wharf with the couple I mention above, who offered personal anecdotes to bolster the news reports, it’s really disgusting that Jim Moran’s still in office.

  2. Uh-oh December 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Well someone is voting for him–oh yeah, they probably figure that “he’s better than the other guy.”

  3. secularhumanizinevoluter December 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    And WHY wasn’t the little bastard ARRESTED?!!!!!!
    This is disgusting and FRACKING CRIMINAL and should be treated accordingly.
    And frankly comments like”Well someone is voting for him—oh yeah, they probably figure that “he’s better than the other guy.”” simply point out the intelligence level of the individual stupid enough to make them.

    • secularhumanizinevoluter December 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

      According to another on line story the little punk scum bag is pleading guilty to assault.

    • Uh-oh December 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

      Nope. I am NOT stupid. A majority of voters voted for Jim Moran. Why? What excuse did they use? Maybe they thought, well he’s not as bad as the other guy. He wouldn’t be the first one to win on that basis. I think it points out the intelligence level of the American people!

  4. secularhumanizinevoluter December 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    http://www.southofboston.net/specialreports/yourvote2008/pages/staterep.asp

    According to this story He is an Independent and lost? What’s the reality?

    • secularhumanizinevoluter December 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      My mistake….I googled the wrong Moran.

  5. mjsmith December 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Disturbing

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