“Just A Regular Guy”


Ha ha ha ha ha:

Duuuuuuude …..


Not to sound like a country song or anything, but it seems more of Scott DesJarlais’ past is present:

On the heels of a sex scandal involving a female patient, another woman has acknowledged having a sexual relationship with physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while she was under his medical care.

The second woman described DesJarlais as “the nicest guy” and said he cooked dinner for her at their first get-together in 2000.

But she also said they smoked marijuana during their relationship and remembered DesJarlais prescribing her pain medication on dates at his home.

“His biggest thing that’s completely unethical is him just picking up women while he’s a doctor,” the woman said in an interview last week. “I mean, seriously, that’s his big no-no. … He’s just a hound.”

The woman said the affair lasted six months and included mutual illicit drug use.

“Scott was just a regular guy,” she said. “He smoked. I mean, he smoked pot. He [did] all that stuff.”

Woopsies. According to the article, DesJarlais and the woman dated “in the middle of his divorce,” which IIRC is when he dated another woman and was taped urging her to get an abortion, something Tennessee Republicans supposedly found so heinous that in 2010 they passed the “Freedom From Coercion Act” making DesJarlais’ conversation a crime today. But hey, it’s always okay if you’re a Republican!

So now it appears that the guy couldn’t be faithful to his wife or his mistress, and the doctor was smoking weed and writing scrip for this other patient/girlfriend. If he were a Democrat they’d be calling him a sexual predator, a drug addict and demand his resignation from Congress, let alone the campaign.

By the way, while the Times-Free Press has protected the woman’s identity, they did confirm that she’s mentioned in DesJarlais’ divorce records, and also confirmed the affair via court records and family sources.

So, I’m not a doctor or psychologist or anything, but these two stories and the dry-firing a gun in his mouth thing tell me we’ve got a guy with some pretty serious issues. This is someone who shouldn’t be practicing medicine or politics. The idea that he’s spent the past two years in the U.S. Congress voting on laws that affect my life frankly scares the crap out of me. He needs a good six months at a treatment facility, if you ask me. He definitely does not need to be in public life.


Filed under Congress, Tennessee politics

12 responses to ““Just A Regular Guy”

  1. democommie

    What he really needs is six months of getting his face slapped, or worse. What an asshole.

    Seen this, yet?


    Meatload at his GOPukin’est.

    • Yeah I saw that. All I could think was, “Isn’t Meat Loaf the guy most famous for a song where he promises lifelong fidelity to a chick just for some immediate gratification — and afterwards he prays for the end of time because it was the biggest mistake of his life?” So, that.

  2. Jim

    Republicans should have dropped him a long time ago. Even if it meant losing the seat for two years. It is not like they would not win it back at the next election. Bad move on their part to let this guy stay affiliated with the party.

  3. Dr. Boun ( sp.? ), another whacko….. there’s a pattern here about Republican doctors who go into politics.

    • I think the RNC went out and recruited a bunch of GOP doctors to run for office when it became clear that healthcare reform would be a big issue. DesJarlais is class of 2010.

  4. Remember, to Republicans, fetuses are only sacred when they can be used to make political points. When it’s your inconvenience, no worries, that’s what clinics in Switzerland are for.

    • Well, let’s just blame Obama for everything bad that happened why don’t we.

      • Ken

        Why not? I don’t know what The Prez was doing a generation ago (although I’m sure some RW pundits will be glad to fill in the gaps for me) but I’m sure he had his fingerprints on letting ‘Murrican Motors fade into memory. In contrast, romney is a self-proclaimed Car Guy. Or maybe a Car-elevator Guy.

        Anyway, I appreciate your posts and perspectives SB, keep it up.

  5. democommie

    If I recall correctly it took George Romney several years to admit that he had been misled (“brainwashed” was the term HE used) about the war in Vietnam. That signal event was probably around the same time that Mittmoroni decided that there was no lie that should not be used in the furtherance of his own agenda.

  6. Ken

    Sorry, in my last post I forgot to add some sort of snark i.d. after my parenthetical comment. Old dog, news tricks sort of thing….

  7. Hey Southernbeale,
    I think you posted our Don’t Say Stacey vid. Here is Our (Family Band Comedy) take on Mr. DesJarlais and this whole situation.

    I think you will enjoy it as well. Thanks for posting the other one and I hope you repost this one. Love your blog.