Yesterday the Washington Post editors wrote a scathing opinion piece against Joe Morrissey dubbing him, “Richmond’s Anthony Weiner”.
Joe Morrissey, whose name rivals Anthony Weinerâ€™s in the American pantheon of public sleazebags, is a disgraced former state lawmaker who was drummed out of the General Assembly in Richmond for his appalling personal conduct. Before that, ethical transgressions cost him his law license in Virginia for eight years; it was restored in 2011, but he remains ineligible to practice in federal court.
He has served jail time for fistfights as well as for contributing to the delinquency of a minor â€” a young woman, 38 years his junior, whom he married in June. (When she was 17, and working as a receptionist at his law office, he saw fit to send a nude photograph of her to a friend, along with boasting of his sexual relations with her; hence the criminal conviction, for which he served three months behind bars.)
The Post continues by describing Morrissey’s latest problems with an ex girlfriend to whom he sent lewd text messages. Â The editors call Morrissey a con man,
but his con â€” a gift for banter and the common touch â€” is effective enough that it appeals to segments of Richmondâ€™s electorate. Polls suggestÂ he is headed toward an easy victory in a crowded field of nonpartisan candidates.
The Post calls Richmond “ethically clueless” if they elect Morrissey mayor.
Read the entire editorial here.Â