Caught On Tape

Dirty-Talking GOP Lawmaker Resigns

Countless politicians have been caught in awkward positions in earshot of a hot mic, but the case of Michael Duvall, a Republican California Assemblyman, outdoes them all: Following a shockingly graphic caught-on-tape conversation about sexual adventures with two women—one of whom is reportedly an energy lobbyist and neither of whom is his wife—Duvall resigned from office Wednesday. Duvall, who is vice chairman of the Committee on Utilities & Commerce and a champion of “family values,” whispered such raunchy comments as, "So, I am getting into spanking her. Yeah, I like it. I like spanking her. She goes, 'I know you like spanking me.' I said, 'Yeah! Because you're such a bad girl!'" and "She wears little eye-patch underwear... And so she’s all, she’s all, ‘I am going up and down the stairs, and you’re dripping out of me!’ So messy!” into a microphone that fed into the legislature’s in-house TV station and are quickly becoming a viral hit on YouTube.