The mayor of San Angelo -- minor little town in Texas that it is -- submitted his resignation from an undisclosed location in Mexico ... admitting that he had fallen in love with, and is pursuing a relationship with, an illegal Mexican immigrant. Two weeks after he was re-elected to his fourth term, Mayor J. W. Lown chose not to take the oath of office while "aiding and abetting" an illegal.
In a way, it's kind of sweet, you know? He's giving up his political career for the love of his life. I'm just hoping, for their sake, that it's more than a lesbian relationship that peters out after a few years. Because, you know, Mexico isn't that far from Texas and it would stand to reason that the Mayor could make a couple trips back and forth... and vice versa. I would call the resignation the atom bomb of unwise decisions.
Meanwhile, this reeks of Gov. McGreevey. One of these days, I want a prominent, young, good looking politician to come out and say, "You know, I'm gay, this is my partner(/boyfriend), and I'm going to continue to serve in office because I am not committing any crimes by doing this."