Andrew Tobias reports for the Delaware Gazette the following joint statement by State Senator Kris Jordan and his wife Delaware County Recorder Melissa issued via email:

Like many cou­ples, we have stress­ful lives.  We had an emo­tional argu­ment and are embar­rassed that some very per­sonal issues have become pub­lic. We are all human. We make mis­takes. Please allow us the space, time and pri­vacy to work through this together. We ask for your prayers.

Spray, pray, and hope it goes away.  Several things bother me about a “joint statement”.  Melissa was obviously threatened and physically “pushed around” in the course of the domestic incident that occurred on July 11th.  Having her join you in a joint release strikes me as yet another slap to her.

The other obvious thing is something we’ve pointed out before relative the Mecklenborg Affair.  Privacy!  They all want privacy when they fuck up.  How dare we invade their private lives by highlighting the hypocrisy of their political views with the way they live their lives.  Today’s GOP is all about family values until their not.  Then they want privacy.  Privacy obviously isn’t much of a concern when these same legislators are restricting reproductive rights of the same women they either cheat on, objectify, or push around.

Mistakes.  Yes.  We all make them.  Sometimes singular mistakes even jeopardize lives and are met with harsh rebuke.  Other mistakes are repeated over and over until the victim of your “mistakes” is compelled to call for help – literally.

There is a thread that seems to flow through both the Mecklenborg Affair and the Jordan Call.  Paternalistic views that see women as property and objects to be controlled.  It seems to be pervasive among today’s GOP, all the way up to the Governor’s office.

 
  • dirtgirl

    Love watching all these pro-lifers  embrace a right to privacy when it is for them.

  • Anastasjoy

    Eric, I think you hit the nail on the head with this “There is a thread that seems to flow through both the Mecklenborg Affair and the Jordan Call.  Paternalistic views that see women as property and objects to be controlled.”

    Jordan’s over-identifcation with guns creeps me out. This is the last person who should be telling the women of Ohio how and when to have a child. He seems unbalanced to me.

  • Annekarina

    He can have all the privacy he wants.  It is called “welcome to the private sector”.  Resign, mister, resign.

  • Annekarina

    He can have all the privacy he wants.  It is called “welcome to the private sector”.  Resign, mister, resign.

  • Annekarina

    He can have all the privacy he wants.  It is called “welcome to the private sector”.  Resign, mister, resign.

  • Greg Soper

    When someone abuses his wife and blames it on stress, that is a classic case of a habitual wife beater or someone with a serious drinking problem.

    The sad thing here is Jordan is going to go far one day and his wife(or him) are going to end up in seriously hurt.

    Jordan knew his behavior was going to come out, which is why he left the House to run for Senate. He has cover until 2014.  

    President Niehaus should do the right thing-strip of his chairmanship(you can only happen if you vote against the party, but you can keep your position if you beat your wife) demand he get help or ask for his resignation

  • Vel

    Focus On The Family.  Yes, let’s focus on the Jordan family.  Led by an allegedly half-drunk jerk who allegedly pushes his wife around enough to prompt her to call 911, they’re a real beacon in the fog, aren’t they?  I bet Mecklenborg treated that stripper more respectfully.  Let’s sell commemorative ‘wife-beater’ t-shirts with the qoutes  “He’s done this a lot.  I can’t put up with it anymore” on the front, and the name Kris Jordan on the back. Give the proceeds to Eve Inc.

  • Anonymous

    While his statement is true, I have never in my life, or over a decade of marriage had an argument with someone who felt the need to call the police.

    HUGE difference between his statement and what happened as far as we know it from the 911 tapes. 

    This is beyond an “embarrassing argument” sorry I don’t buy the statement.

  • “Paternalistic views that see women as property and objects to be controlled” can be added to the other time-honored conservative view of women who dare to exert control over their destiny and use their voice: call them names like vile, despicable and unladylike or…suggest, insinuate and others work to portray an image that they have some inherent gender-based defect like menopause that causes them to have incapacitating migraines and therefore makes them unfit (Bachmann) or hysteria that keeps them from being rational, grounded and otherwise fit to govern (Hillary Clinton).  Us women. We really mess up everything.

  • Annekarina

    If I may, on a lighter to me now note, it wasn’t at the time, it was deadly serious, post an experience.  The X was a firearm collector and I hated the things.  He mostly kept them locked up and out of site cept when cleaning or working on them.  When we separated I stayed in house, he moved out.  One morning I couldn’t sleep and prowled the house decided to clean out a few of my things.  On a closet shelf I found a handgun in a ziploc baggie.  Apparently it was a little valuable collector’s item from WW2.  Come decent time morning I called a sheriff’s deputy who was known (not in this town) to take care of things, and asked if he could help.  Afterall it is illegal to have firearms in a home when a divorce is going on where I was.  I described the little precious thing to him and he sent out another collector to “collect” and the X never saw his “planted” handgun again.

  • Xx

    Melissa, he won’t change.  Get out while you still can.

  • Xx

    Melissa, he won’t change.  Get out while you still can.

  • Anonymous

    They use the excuse “Stessful lives”?!  Welcome to the freaking real world people – we ALL have stressful lives!  That doesn’t mean we threaten our spouses with guns!  They should have just kept their mouths shut, this statement reveals a lot more than they thought it should.

  • Boo Hoo! No women calls 911 for domestic abuse lightly and without thought. When a man becomes abusive physically or verbally with a gun near or on him it is time for the public outcry! Especially when the man is an elected official! Of course she is going to say everything is ok. The man is standing beside her. Who in their right mind is going to say no everything is not right with the abuser standing next to her? And what public official would want anyone to know this goes on in his “christian” home? He was elected and now needs to live up to a higher level. (at least to the level he is trying to force onto Ohioans .) I’m sorry Jordan , you need to man up, and move on. (out of office.)

  • Baggie

    Make sure your own house is in order before pointing out faults in others. That goes for politicians, bloggers and everyone reading and commenting on this story.

  • Anonymous

    wow! I so agree with this statement!This is cake compared to what a lot of people are going through…get this asshat out of public life before they take him away in handcuffs…

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