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TN Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R) and scumbag doctor.
National jerk and living embodiment of despicable Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais is facing more testimony to his stunning hypocrisy:
On the heels of a sex scandal involving a female patient, another woman has acknowledged having a sexual relationship with physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais while she was under his medical care.

The second woman described DesJarlais as "the nicest guy" and said he cooked dinner for her at their first get-together in 2000.

But she also said they smoked marijuana during their relationship and remembered DesJarlais prescribing her pain medication on dates at his home.

"His biggest thing that's completely unethical is him just picking up women while he's a doctor," the woman said in an interview last week. "I mean, seriously, that's his big no-no. ... He's just a hound."

Complaints against Dr. DesJarlais have been filed before the Tennessee medical ethics authorities. Now there appears to be a pattern of a doctor who preys on his patients.
The woman said she kept DesJarlais as her doctor for some time after the affair. But after he kept trying to rekindle their relationship in settings outside his office, she said she eventually sought a different doctor.

The woman said the affair lasted six months and included mutual illicit drug use.

"Scott was just a regular guy," she said. "He smoked. I mean, he smoked pot. He [did] all that stuff."

DesJarlais is in trouble in the polls in his deep red district. His democratic opponent Eric Stewart outraised him last quarter and national Democrats are jumping into the race big time. While I would not be shocked to see DesJarlais re elected since Republican men could care less about ethics when it comes to one of their own, the damage done among the women's vote is making the race more competitive than it should be. Other Republicans are already lining up to challenge him in the next primary should he win.

But if he loses, i'd like nothing better than to see him get his full comeuppance.

Originally posted to Triple-B in the Building on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 07:12 AM PDT.

Also republished by Three Star Kossacks.

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