04/18/2005: You gotta love the irony....
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A state senator sponsoring a constitutional amendment aimed at "solemnizing the relationship of one man and one woman" is accused in a divorce case of cheating on his wife.You just gotta love the family values of the "family values" crowd. But even more, I love how Miller channeled his colleague, State Senator John Ford:
State Sen. Jeff Miller, a Republican from Cleveland, is accused of "inappropriate marital conduct" in a divorce complaint filed Feb. 25 in Bradley County.
The senator's March 2 answer to the complaint "vehemently denies" any inappropriate marital conduct.
"He is very hypocritical, fighting for the sanctity of marriage and not keeping his own," the senator's wife of 15 years, Bridgitte Suzanne Miller, said in a report in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The state Senate approved Miller's marriage protection amendment Feb. 22. In addition to defining marriage as "the historical institutional and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one man and one woman," it would also forbid state recognition of same-sex marriages.As I have said (in discussing the John Ford dog-and-pony show going on here in Memphis), being able to write the laws in order to suit your needs is even better than retaining a high-priced lawyer.
Miller stopped an attempt to include a constitutional ban on adultery in the amendment.
Credit: South Knox Bubba
Len on 04.18.05 @ 12:58 PM CST