Sempra Energy + Prostitution, Erm, Lobbying = WIN (Not Really, But it's Great for LOLZ)

Sleeping with the enemy: ur doin it wrong
(email me, girl, I'll do what I can to offer up some pointers.
Just the tip. I swear)

Epic h/t to WC Varones for having the cojones (it rhymes OMG) to cover the real stories that affect California politics, the economy, and our lives in general.

This is making me rethink that summer internship I'd planned at the Fed. Remember kids, if you're going to end up in bed with someone important, make sure it's someone who can keep their damn mouth shut. Especially in public hearings where microphones are involved.

Your source for all things Orange County, OC Register:

In July--two days after Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Republican leader Sam Blakeslee put Duvall on the Rules Committee that oversees member ethics--the second-term, conservative, Republican assemblyman sat in a public hearing and vividly described lewd details about his trysts with a female lobbyist whose clients had business before another committee on which
 Duvall sits.

Duvall, speaking to a relatively mum Republican colleague seated to his left, apparently had no idea his dais microphone became live beginning about a minute before the start of a cable-televised committee hearing. He was captured in the middle of recounting portions of an affair.

"She wears little eye-patch underwear," said Duvall, who is married with two children. "So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And
 so, we had made love Wednesday--a lot! And so she'll, she's all, 'I am going 
up and down the stairs, and you're dripping out of me!' So messy!"

Come on now, people, that's just wrong. We can't have a bunch of illegitimate hybrid lobbyist/assemblyman babies running around now can we?

ETHICS COMMITTEE!! LOL! California Republicans are SCREWED! Literally!

This is why I'm a libertarian. Just sayin.

If Duvall is into spanking, maybe he should serve on a CA budget committee instead?

Duvall--who was twice a president of the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce, served two terms as mayor of Yorba Linda before entering the assembly in
 2006, and is the owner of an insurance agency--continues his tale: "So, I am getting into spanking her. Yeah, I like it. I like spanking her. She goes, 'I know you like spanking me.' I said, 'Yeah! Because you're such a bad girl!'"

He then laughed.

Listen, there's nothing funny about what two consenting adults do in the privacy of a seedy hotel room. But there is A LOT funny about what a California assemblyman does which he then recounts to the dude sitting next to him.

fapfapfap, Mr Assemblyman!

Sempra's Super-Lobbyist could not be reached for comment:

Barsuglia did not responded to a request for an interview made at Sempra's offices located across the street from the capitol building.

Sempra's 2008-2009 "Code of Business Conduct" states, "We've built [the company's] rich tradition because of the emphasis we place on ethical business conduct and compliance with the laws and regulations that govern
our business. We don't compromise on either for the sake of success"

We here at Jr Deputy Accountant can only assume that if she were available for comment, it would be something like "uggggggghhhhhhhhh %@#!!%!$@#" though we certainly cannot speak from personal experience.

Ethics! LOLZ! AGAIN!

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


OldSouth said...


Don't know if this guy should be drummed out for ethical bankruptcy or simple bad taste. Besides, I'll bet he has some divorce litigation to occupy his time for a while.

We've just been through the same sort of icky melodrama in Tennessee, with an upstanding 'family-values Republican' from the Memphis suburbs, and a 20-something trollop in his office. At least she wasn't a lobbyist--yet. But she now can claim 'on-the-job experience' as she prepares for her new career...