Well, it’s not exactly like Anthony Weiner, but the settlement conjures up similar images.
The Democratic Party is holding their convention in a right-to-work state that is anti-union, where a sex scandal has now broken wide. From the New Observer:
A former staffer accused the state Democratic Party’s executive director of showing him a picture of male genitals, caressing his leg and discussing his sexual exploits, according to new documents obtained by The News & Observer.
… His allegations match those detailed in a complaint filed Jan. 31 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission obtained by The N&O. The EEOC complaint stated that Ortega tracked the alleged harassment in a notebook.
…The lascivious details magnified the spectacle embarrassing the state Democratic Party in an election year and came just days before President Barack Obama is expected to visit North Carolina.
The letter became public minutes after party Chairman David Parker refused to resign under pressure from party leaders, including Gov. Bev Perdue, who asked him to step aside “for the good of the party.” In a statement, Parker said he had the “strong support” of the party’s executive council.
What lascivious details?
Here are a few:
In the letter, Ortega says Parmley:
• Frequently gave him unwanted shoulder rubs despite verbal objections.
• Pointed to his crotch area and asked how his crotch looked in his pants.
• On July 28, detailed his past sexual activities.
• On July 29, showed Ortega a picture of a penis.
Having the convention in North Carolina was never a good idea. That the Democratic Chairman has now been caught with his homo-erotic self exposed is close to karmic.
Pres. Obama is reportedly scheduled to be in North Carolina next Tuesday.