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Glenn Richardson, Family Values Candidate and Speaker of Georgia House Resigns

ATLANTA — Georgia's powerful House speaker resigned after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.

Glenn Richardson, the state's first GOP speaker since Reconstruction, had won sympathy from even his political enemies when he revealed last month that he attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills. But then his ex-wife went on TV and accused him of having "a full-out affair" with a lobbyist while they were still married.

Richardson did not address that allegation in a brief statement issued through the House communications office in which he said he will leave both his position as speaker and his House seat on Jan. 1. He did mention his recent admission, made in the wake of his suicide attempt, that he has grappled with depression.

"I fear that the media attention of this week has deflected this message and done harm to many people who

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Added: Dec-8-2009 
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  • Just shoot this POS.

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  • GOP Family Values.....much like Rod Jetton:

    The Scott County court clerk confirms a felony complaint has been filed against former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton for an incident that allegedly took place Nov. 15 in Sikeston, Mo.

    The complaint alleges Jetton "recklessly caused serious physical injury to ------- by hitting her on the head, and choking her resulting in unconsciousness and the loss of the function of part of her body."

    UPDATE, 3:50: The affidavit attached to t More..

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  • Another Republican gone stray.

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    • Well....at least he wasn't buggering little boys or trolling in mens public restrooms like the senior GOPers like it.

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  • Jerkoffs like this are as common in the GOP as "aspiring rappers" are in the ghetto. Just another fool who doesn't understand that when he spouts bullshit about "family values" he's basically throwing down the gauntlet for others to find out he doesn't really live by those values.

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    • a lot of them are like recovering alcoholics who'v
      fallen off the wagon after having denounced drinking.Liberals don't have to worry about those kinds of problems.

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    • We have to worry about behavior as well we just have the good sense to understand moderation is the key...When you spend your time legislating morality and judging others...You place a heavy burden on yourself...That must be the answer with some many of these guys getting failing to live up to their own proclaimed standards.

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    • you just spent your last 2 cents of integrity on this bullshit.


      move on narrow minded boy.

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  • As if he is the only person in office that does these sort of things. Bet you half if not more of them do it and don't leave the women in office out either.

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  • Nice going, Glenn.

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  • Is there a source for this information..?

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  • Gotta love those far right gop restroom republiscum values!! They're a grand old party , of perverts and pedophiles.

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  • who?

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