When a middle-aged man stopped me in a parking garage and asked me to jump-start his car several years ago, I was happy to help…I mentioned I was a first-year law school student…he was a member of Congress and asked me to follow up with him if I wanted a summer internship.
The congressman called me on my cellphone — from his cellphone — late on a Sunday night. He mentioned that his family wasn’t home and asked me whether I could come over that night for a “final one-on-one interview” with him.
I called the congressman back and told him I didn’t feel comfortable going to his house. In that case, he told me, the internship offer was rescinded.
A couple of points in defense of the disgraced fmr. AZ congressman:
- (1) Trent Franks’ face is all jacked up, he looks like a mutant. In all seriousness, how else is he supposed to get laid?? You guys realize it’s a biological imperative, right??
- (2) Men have been using power to get laid for literally hundreds of thousands of years!
I feel like it’s a little bit unrealistic to suddenly ask them to stop– perhaps 4-5 generations of leeway is appropriate?? You can’t alter deeply entrenched societal norms overnight.
Now, with respect to would-be intern Melissa Richmond– initially, I was like, “hard pass”.
But upon reflection, she has a better body than her fat face would suggest…