is was a Republican Assemblyman from the conservative womb of California that is Orange County. A married man with two adult children, he has been a consistent proponent of "family values." This of course means he is staunchly anti same-sex marriage. From the OC Weekly:
In 2008, Duvall blasted efforts to condone gay marriage. Legislatively, he has proposed bills to aid the insurance industry and government contractors feeding off the state's massive transportation kitty. He has offered a law to alter the First Amendment rights of Americans by banning anti-war activists from putting the names of fallen soldiers on T-shirts with messages such as "Bush lied" on the front and "They died" on the back; he observed that the dead soldiers fought to protect freedom, and "opportunists" should not be allowed to "exploit" the sacrifices with political messages opposing war.Here are a few choice snippets of what he shared with his coworker:
"She wears little eye-patch underwear," said Duvall, "So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And so, we had made love Wednesday--a lot! And so she'll, she's all, 'I am going up and down the stairs, and you're dripping out of me!' So messy!"
"And so her birthday was Monday," he said at the Wednesday, July 8 committee hearing. "I was 54 on June 14, so for a month, she was 19 years younger than me. I said, 'Now, you're getting old. I am going to have to trade you in.' And she goes, '[I'm] 36.' She is 18 years younger than me. And so I keep teasing her, and she goes, 'I know you French men. You divide your age by two and add seven, and if you're older than that, you dump us.'"Wow. Not only is it just kind of nasty, it turns out the affair is with a lobbyist for an energy company. And, not surprisingly, Dvuall was the vice chair on the Committee on Utilities & Commerce. Coincidence? I doubt it. As one spokesman said to the OC Weekly, "He's old and fat. She's hot, blonde and about 20 years younger. He could have never gotten a woman like that before he got this job.'"
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(Wo)man's got a point. On a funny-if-it-were-not-so-tragic note, Duvall also sat on the Assembly rules committee which handles ethics allegations of member wrongdoing.
Duvall resigned on Wednesday