Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Another day, another Tillis staffer gone for diddling a lobbyist

Under the Dome reports that a second aide to North Carolina House Speaker Thom (Caligula) Tillis has resigned for carrying on with a lobbyist.
House Speaker Thom Tillis says he asked chief of staff Charles Thomas earlier this year if he was having an affair with a lobbyist, but Thomas lied to him about it.

Tillis says that a review of correspondence and other records showed no favoritism from Thomas toward the lobbyist, Jessica B. Hayes of the N.C. Home Builders Association.

Tillis, in a news conference Tuesday afternoon, also said a second staffer has resigned after having an affair with a different lobbyist.
As the ancient saying goes, the fish stinks from the head down.

Or as they say in Raleigh, if the Speaker's office is rockin', don't go a-knockin'.

In other news, Speaker Tillis announced that he would soon be introducing a new constitutional amendment proposing that affairs between one staffer and one lobbyist would be the only domestic legal unions that will be valid or recognized in North Carolina.