Bizarre ExitJuly 11, 2012
deemed valid! Many of the signatures were obviously just duplicate photocopies, which then sparked an investigation to determine who committed election fraud. Undaunted, McCotter announced he would run as a write-in candidate, but then changed his mind a few days later and said he would retire at the end of the term. As if things could not get worse, last week an upset staffer leaked a script McCotter wrote in hopes of getting a TV show. Full of sexual, racial, and other crude humor and language, the script quickly raised additional questions about McCotter. The day after the news broke about the script, McCotter announced he was immediately resigning from Congress. All of this is quite odd for any congressperson. But it is even worse for someone who was running, in part, as a "family values" Republican. In fact, I interviewed him about his time on the Family Research Council's "Values Bus" (you can see the video here). Such much for his effort to use confessional politics. His bizarre exit after the tawdry TV script it therefore quite odd.