State Senator Paul Stanley and one of his interns, McKensie Morrison, are at the center of a sex scandal and an alleged blackmail plot, a story burning up the state blogging world. Kleinheider at PostPolitics has been reporting quite a bit on the sordid tale and has a blistering accusation from an intern about what women who work in the legislature face when they work with elected officials:
"What I can also tell you is that almost every man up there feels entitled to look, touch, and flirt with any female in that place, regardless of whether she is an intern, lobbyist, guest, etc.
"I was shocked when I heard about this, but not really. The ego that exists in most men up there is enough to make me sick.
"Just to let you know, I think its the men up there who have the potential to ruin the internship program. If it goes because one or two Senators or Representatives couldn’t keep their married johnsons in their pants, I will be utterly devastated."
Knoxville's state representative Stacey Campfield has this to say about the skanky environment in Nashville:
"Well, I guess this is just more proof, Republicans are clearly irresistible to females."
Name withheld to protect the legislator. "
Channel 5 has a video of Morrison's boyfriend which makes all involved look bad in a situation where everyone already looks pretty terrible -
Way to stay classy, Tennessee.