Duluth's Gauthier: 'I am done'

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 23, 2012 - 10:00 AM

DFL legislator reversed course in sex scandal and won't seek re-election.

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hcanineAug. 23, 1211:29 AM

Wait a second here....Mark Dayton is telling us what our morals are? Are you kidding? This is the same guy that marched down Hennepin as a champion of men dressed like hookers, smooching and holding hands to flaunt their, as the Bible puts it, "unnatural affections". Dayton, you hypocrite! Would this detestable, grubby act have been more morally palatable (sorry) if the kid had been 18? What kinds of creepy things do you think the people in that parade would advocate? Dayton, you have revealed to all how morally confused the left really is! Man, you have no idea what real morals involve!

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hopsingAug. 23, 1212:58 PM

Hcanine- using your logic, everybody on the right "thinks" like Todd Akin". Next time stick to a single issue.

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palsarAug. 23, 12 1:08 PM

But where's all the libs that have for the past couple of days said what he did was legal, and the kid was of consenting age? Gee, if he didn't do anything wrong why'd he quit? I don't care if he's gay, whatever, I do care that he had sex with a 17 y.o. Might be "legal" but it is still disgusting.

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jchilman12Aug. 23, 12 1:39 PM

hopsing, Isn't that the issue though? There is a front page article saying Ryan has a legitimate problem because of Akin. Romney is being bashed because of Akin. I agree 100% that linking Gauthier to Dayton is silly. However, why is it only wrong for the DFL? I applaud Gauthier for stepping down and would encourage Akin to do the same.

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HenryRhettAug. 23, 12 2:40 PM

He’s obviously unfit for office based solely upon his admitted suicide attempt.

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upthecreekAug. 23, 12 2:41 PM

How much is this going to cost the taxpayers compared to Amy Koch?

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omakristyAug. 23, 12 2:57 PM

Representative Gauthier has done the right thing. He's correct: he needs to take care of himself. He isn't in the best position to take care of the needs of his electorate. This isn't about the DFL party or any other politicians: this is about a man taking the time to put his life back together. What a specatacular self-implosion. How sad.

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alr213Aug. 23, 12 3:04 PM

Who's the DFL going to run now in that district? Wait a minute... Travellin' Tarryl is available! (heard the dog catcher gig didn't pan out either)

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jrnorineAug. 23, 12 3:06 PM

Ok, he says he's done. Well, did he resign? No, and probably because that would be giving up his health insurance, as I understand it. If he says he's done, then resign immediately. He's not fit to serve.

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hopsingAug. 23, 12 3:44 PM

jchilman12: canine's response was: Dayton, you have revealed to all how morally confused the left really is! I was pointing out his bringing the whole group(the left) into his argument was folly, like accusing all members on the right of thinking like Akin. Borders on stereotyping, don't you think?

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