Wollmann Arguing Both Sides of Legislative Sex Scandal

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em

Rep. Mathew Wollmann needs some Kenny Rogers on his iPod. The Madison Republican, who has admitted to improper sexual conduct with multiple Legislative interns during his first two years in office, continues to waver between admitting wrongdoing and weaving excuses:

If Chuck doesn't get to, nobody gets to....
If Chuck doesn’t get to, nobody gets to….

They were what I would say is long standing friendships that maybe turned into more. I could pick up the phone today and still call these individuals and have a good conversation and really there’s no question in my mind that I didn’t hurt them. No question in mind that I didn’t hurt them….

There are many that would think, “I don’t care what Mathew Wollman does at the age of 24 and 25 with consenting adults. That he could be sitting in a college class with,” but then there are others, that say, “Rules are rules and legislators are held at a different standard,” and I understand both… [Rep. Mathew Wollmann, in Leland Steva, “SD Lawmaker Talks About Having Sexual Relationships with Interns,” KELO-TV, 2017.01.18].

As neither a lawyer nor a public relations consultant, I say, Good grief, Mat! Pick a lane… and stop talking about yourself in the third person. You don’t have a strong enough hand to play moral arbiter and pretend to speak in the voice of “many” who think young legislators get to boink interns but older ones don’t. You win no chips by playing that hand. You admitted you did wrong; now hush.

…know when to walk away, and know when to run.


5 Responses to Wollmann Arguing Both Sides of Legislative Sex Scandal

  1. Roger Elgersma

    So when all those older Republicans did not censor him or add more language to make it wrong to have sex with the kids of trusting Republican parents, then the party of morality is no more.

  2. Applause for Cory’s use of lyrics.

  3. Upstanding Republicans all of them, I think I’m going to puke.

  4. It’s good to see they put Chuck Turbiville behind Wollmann to keep an eye on him. If Chuck had been there last term, this wouldn’t have happened.

  5. “legislators are held to a different standard”….. Oh Matt. Oh hormone raging Matt. Legislators are held to a HIGHER standard, not a different standard. And they should be. Do you “understand” that, or do you agree with that, Matt?