Gotta love Oklahoma's family values legislators, men like Harry Coates, a Republican state senator from Seminole.
It's guys like Coates who are protecting our families against all that sin and corruption of the liberal left, backroom deals, corruption, the lamestream media, and assorted other ethical lapses and political miscreants.
Oh wait. There's Coates on the front page of the Tulsa World, something about the 60-year-old senator's sexual affair with a 29-year-old.
Ok, that's not good. But at least his private failing doesn't have anything to do with official state business.
What's that? The 29-year-old is a lobbyist for a company who wants a state contract. Really? And Coates supported that company. Couldn't be! And now there are serious questions about the entire process and the political wheeling and dealing behind it.
Oh, this is worse than we thought—and another black eye for the "family values"vision in the Sooner state.
Sen. Harry Coates, one more pro-family (and, hey, pro-gun!) conservative leader who has fallen from grace.