Thursday, 29 August 2019

Omar and the Paramour

For the past couple of days, I've been following this new twisting story of Ilhan Omar....the Democratic Representative.

Unlike the episode of maybe (I emphasize the maybe here) of her at some point being married to a guy-relative, this is a bit more different, and potentially gets you into serious trouble.

So Omar at some point took up with a political adviser-paramour.  If you are from Alabama, you kinda know how this goes.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, appears to have paid the political consulting folks (including the paramour), around one-third of her political budget (if the news folks are correct, although I'm still questioning the amount).

What will happen as a minimum?  Some ethics group will have to take this apart, and I suspect one of two things will occur: (1) forced resignation (unlikely), or (2) a fine (maybe in the $10k range), but that's probably unlikely too.

Politically, is she damaged?  A Muslim married woman having an affair with a regular Christian married guy?  Some voters in her district will suggest that there's some bad vibes here, and incorrect behavior on her part.  Some idiot might even go and ask if the guy had converted her over to Christianity.

This turning into a b-rated movie for the USA-Network? sure does have a good script to it.