Brace yourself, the creeptastic meter has hit 100, and you know I have a pretty high tolerance.
Blake Hall was a prominent politico in Idaho and member of the Republican National Committee (RNC), until he pleaded guilty to charges of stalking a former girlfriend and got the boot.
He followed his ex around town, harassing her, and ignored her repeated requests that he leave her alone.
His claim to fame as supercreep? He dumped used condoms on the lawn of his ex-girlfriend’s house. Nineteen condoms were collected over 10 different days, according to police.
Even though he was fired as a deputy prosecuting attorney and resigned from the RNC, the guy still gets to keep his cushy $31,000-a-year job as the civil attorney in Fremont County.
Prosecutor Joette Lookabaugh (also a Republican), who hired Hall in January, said Hall would keep his job “unless or until his ability to do an outstanding job for Fremont County citizens is compromised.” Apparently, harassing a woman in such a flagrantly creepy manner isn’t evidence that he can’t do his job.
“I understand that political figures are held to a higher standard,” she said. “What is disturbing is the fact that often people who have devoted their lives to public service are not given the same benefits, or are treated more harshly, than the public at large. There seems to be a certain amount of political glee in striking down the well-known for any real or perceived foible.”
And they wonder why I went Independent.