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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

GOP legislator describes affair with lobbyist on live mic


News sources in California have recently learned that a conservative Republican member of that state’s Assembly was recorded without his knowledge earlier this summer describing lurid details of his affair with a lobbyist.

Orange County Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall apparently didn’t realize that his mic had gone live just before a committee hearing. At the time, he was telling a Republican colleague, “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!”

“So, I am getting into spanking her,” Duvall continued. “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!’”

Duvall, a former president of the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce, is married with two children. According to R. Scott Moxley of OC Weekly, his paramour, with whom he has frequently been seen at restaurants and even at fund-raising events, is Heidi DeJong Barsuglia, a “hot blonde” 18 years his junior. Barsugla was hired last spring to lobby for a major energy company soon after Duvall became vice-chairman of the Utilities and Commerce Committee.

Duvall’s recorded comments reveal, however, that he is even cheating on Barsuglia. “She is hot!” Duvall said of this other woman, who is also a lobbyist. “I go, ‘You know about the other one [Barsuglia] but she doesn’t know about you.”

Moxley wrote on Tuesday, “Repeatedly asked to explain his recorded sexual boasting, a red-faced Duvall fled me and another reporter, Dave Lopez of KCBS in Los Angeles, three times this afternoon in capitol hallways. He also ignored three handwritten interview requests that were delivered to him on the floor of the assembly. Said one assembly employee who witnessed the scene, ‘It definitely looks like he is afraid of you guys.’”

In his own tv segment on the story, Lopez noted that sources told him Duvall “loves to talk about his ’sexual conquests.’ The source goes on to say, ‘It makes us all feel very uncormfortable, but it’s very difficult to get him to change the subject.’”

According to Lopez, Duvall even told this source at one point, “You know, you’ve got to be real careful what you say up here, because they could have microphones hidden in a salt shaker.”

Duvall has a reputation as a vocal opponent of gay marriage and announced last spring that he was working to protect “California families” from “constant assault in Sacramento.”

On that occasion, the president of the conservative Capitol Resource Institute — which was a major backer of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 — said of Duvall, “For the last two years, he has voted time and time again to protect and preserve family values in California. We are grateful for his support of California families.’”

This video is from KCAL 9 News in Los Angeles, broadcast September 8, 2009. It can also be viewed here.

By Muriel Kane
Published: September 9, 2009 Rawstory.com

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