Politician Already Acting Like a Public Servant When It Comes to Porn

What’s the quickest way to cause a firestorm on the web if you’re a social conservative candidate for any office? Get caught with porn, of course!

Mike Webb, currently running for Congress in Virginia’s 8th district is finding out what happens when you get caught with tabs out in the open. Those would be browser tabs, revealing what Webb had been viewing.

While people might believe he’s interested in “tight booty” and “amateur” videos, it’s not likely they’re buying the tech excuse offered that had something to do with a phenomenal number of computer viruses specifically engineered to attack his FEC reports. (Yes, that does sound more like the politician’s answer for “the dog ate my homework.”)

Of course, his Facebook page where the offending screenshot remains as of this writing has been littered with references to this current debacle. Webb actually thanked people for pointing out his error!

On the serious side, why should anyone be surprised, though? It’s no secret that there’s a seedy side to government, so there’s no reason to think that elected officials (or candidates for office) should be immune from the draw of sex on the computer screen. Government workers watching porn while on the clock is a perennial issue that is brought up from time to time, whenever a very egregious situation catches the attention of an ambitious (or bored) investigative journalist. When they’re really creative about it, certain agencies (NSA) even try to excuse the behavior by claiming it’s part of their job descriptions.

As for Webb, it’s doubtful that anyone is going to be very upset over this one. Well, maybe he has a few highly loyal supporters who are more than a little perturbed right about now, but if we’re brutally honest, it’s not likely he was getting anywhere near Congress, outside of a public tour of The Hill.

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