You know it’s a story if I hear about it – I don’t read any Chicago newspapers and get everything online and still don’t really consider my self a Chicagoan but Jack Ryan, the devout Catholic Republican candidate for Senate is going through a rather nasty divorce and this gem exploded onto the front pages.
[Ex-wife] Jeri Ryan (also known as Star Trek Voyager’s Seven of Nine) accused ex-husband Jack Ryan of insisting she go to “explicit sex clubs” in New York, New Orleans and Paris during their marriage — including “a bizarre club with cages, whips and other apparatus hanging from the ceiling.”
The uproar has ensued since Jack was running on a taut family values platform. I think this is just hysterical and the reaction online has been funny as hell:
gay marriage threatens to destroy the sacred God-given holy sanctified sacrament of marriage, but I should be free to divorce my wife because she won’t fuck me in front of strangers in a Paris sex club.
Maybe we can get Poshard to replace Ryan. “The Illinois Republican Party: So Pathetic, We Run Democrats“
We feel this race will be decided on the issues. Of course. Those issues being missionary versus doggie style, edible undies versus flavored lube, and fur-covered handcuffs versus knowing better than to risk your entire political career over some cheap exhibitionism.
A real problem is Ryan had assured his staff and other GOP associates that the divorce would be no big deal. If I was spin-control, I’d be pissed this caught us by surprise. He may do more damage to the party at a state level than he thought – but why run if you’re going to put things at such a long term risk?
This is better than Rush’s third divorce. When you put yourself on a pedestal, it’s a long drop down. Just ask Clinton – I can’t bear to watch any coverage of his book – is he going to say he’s sorry – again?