He's no Justin Bieber, but the power of even a backbencher
congressman can be like catnip to hot young high school babes.
Wu has a reputation for serial weirdness stretching back over his career. He was accused of sexually assaulting a former girlfriend when they attended Stanford in 1976. He is separated from his wife who is seeking a divorce. Shortly before the 2010 election bizarre emails and phone calls were sent to staff and even included a picture of himself in a tiger suit. After his re-election many of the staff quit and Rep. Wu has been treated for unspecified mental health problems ever since.
Hold that tiger! No mental issues here.
Of this latest dust-up, Mr. Wu admits "this is very serious" but that whatever occurred was "consensual". Next thing you know Rep. Wu will be telling us that "she was just asking for it with that short skirt and over the knee stockings."
Not the schoolgirl in question, but damn I love this picture.
David Wu represents a fairly safe, liberal district that includes Portland. And he does have the cachet of being the first Chinese-American to serve in congress. But I would imagine that even the "anything goes" lefties that are his constituency may draw the line at a 56-year old degenerate satyr pawing the nubile girly parts of a chick just out of high school.
My money is on Congressman Wu being ex-Congressman Wu by the end of the week.