Oregon state rep in hot water after he sends pictures of himself in a Tigger costume to colleagues. Really? I thought that was normal in Oregon
In the middle of his election campaign last year, Democratic state representative David Wu of Oregon sent the above picture of himself in a Tigger costume out to colleagues as well as getting in trouble with some painkillers that he didn’t have a prescription for. Other Oregon politicians are calling the whole thing “disturbing”, but of all the stupid political scandals… and isn’t this just normal in Oregon?
Wu said this week that it was “unprofessional and inappropriate” to send pictures of himself wearing a tiger costume to staff members while he was in the middle of a heated campaign last year. He also acknowledged taking two tablets of a pain killer that were given to him by an unnamed campaign donor.
“This was the only time that this has ever happened,” the congressman said in a statement of the pain killer episode. “I recognize that my action showed poor judgment at the time, and I sincerely regret having put my staff in a difficult position.”
Seven staff members resigned after the campaign following bizarre behavior that concerned his team at the end of the 2010 campaign. The Oregonian also reported that Wu’s campaign was fined by state officials for failing to carry workers compensation The Eugene Register Guard, Oregon’s second-largest newspaper by circulation, published an editorial Wednesday calling for Wu’s resignation “for lack of candor, not because of treatment.”
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