Oh, No, It's the Chick From That Abstinence Video, Man!

I mean seriously, come on:


Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) had an affair with a part-time staffer named Tracy Jackson, Fox is reporting. Jackson played the role of interviewer for a Souder Web video show on the issues of the day -- including one on the value of abstinence. 

Dubbed "Congressional Update with Congressman Mark Souder," the show hit on issues like intelligent design and fencing the border.

In the November 2009 abstinence video, Jackson introduces Souder this way: "You've been a longtime advocate for abstinence education and in 2006 you had your staff conduct a report entitled 'Abstinence and its Critics' which discredits many claims purveyed by those who oppose abstinence education."

Right. "Fencing the border." (Yes, I am doing air-quotes.)


This is straight from the annals of the Proud Of Being Ignorant Hall of Fame. How shall we make something lovely out of this foul, amoral perversion? I know--More Busy Philips! Jesus is just alright, oh yeah...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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