In case you haven't heard (and the whole world will have heard in another few hours), Assemblyman Michael Duvall has a big mouth when it comes to his sexual trysts. Really big. The 54-year-old freshman Republican lawmaker from Orange County apparently was unaware that a live mike was recording his boasts to a fellow lawmaker right before a public hearing a couple of months back. Now it’s out. This is not just wink-and-nod type stuff - well, let the portly Duvall speak for himself. From OC Weekly:
"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!"
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!'"
Both the Weekly and KCAL had the story last night (here's the KCAL video). Reporter Dave Lopez is seen running all over the Capitol hallways trying to get a comment from the poor schmuck. But wait, it gets better: His "friend," 19 years his junior, is believed to be a lobbyist for Sempra Energy - and Duvall happens to sit on the Assembly's Committee on Utilities & Commerce. The Weekly has ID'd her as Heidi DeJong Barsuglia. Oh, and did we mention that Duvall is married and preaches the family values stuff? (The wife apparently stays in OC during the week.)
[Legislative sources] say they have seen Duvall with Barsuglia in restaurants, "arm-in-arm" at political fund-raising events and even shopping together for groceries just blocks from the capitol building. "Their relationship is the worst-kept secret in Sacramento," a capitol staffer recently told [R. Scott Moxley]. "He's old and fat. She's hot, blonde and about 20 years younger. He could have never gotten a woman like that before he got this job.'"
*Well, the Assembly Legislative Ethics Committee is SHOCKED!, SHOCKED! about the reports of Duvall's alleged relationship with a lobbyist. What we'd really like to know is whether the members are shocked about what went on or about Duvall being caught on tape. Anyhoo, the assemblyman was quick to do the apology thing on his campaign Web site ("I deeply regret the comments I made in what I believed to be a private conversation"). No word yet on what happens to the eye-patch underwear.