Kerry Gauthier Getting Better Press Than Todd Akin, Explain This One to Me

Rep. Gauthier at his “rest stop”

The media is all over the Todd Akin comment, but we’re not hearing much about Kerry Gauthier.

Maybe we should be taking a closer look at the Minnesota congressman caught having oral sex with a 17 year-old boy. The sex was consensual and took place at a rest stop so he’s been cleared of criminal charges.

Kerry Gauthier, a Democrat, is being pushed by both Democrats and Republicans to not seek re-election.

Instead of resigning immediately, he hospitalized himself. That seems to be the latest cop out for politicians who get caught engaging in illicit acts.

The Daily Mail UK quoted the Republicans: ‘I believe we have given Rep. Gauthier and the Democrat caucus a respectful amount of time to address this situation on their own,’ House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said Friday. ‘Rep. Gauthier’s actions are not becoming of a member of the House of Representatives, and today I am calling on him to resign from the Legislature.’

Not to excuse Todd Akin’s unacceptable comment or his refusal to resign but how does that compare to Gauthier’s behavior? The press coverage has been rather invisible on him in comparison.