Yesterday the report came out that Bob Decheine, chief of staff for Rep. Steve Rothman (D, NJ), had been abruptly fired. This came as a bit of a surprise, as Decheine has been a notable figure in NJ Democratic politics: he was a senior adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008, and as Rothman’s CoS had just shepherded his boss to another win in Congress, by fair means or foul. In other words, a bit of a surprise, no? Turns out Decheine got arrested last week for soliciting sex from a minor. It was a sting operation, which means that – thank God – no kids were hurt by this guy.
This time: because unless we’re really, really lucky this creep* has been doing this for a while. So now would be a good time for people to come forward with any evidence that they might have about this Decheine’s past activities. Because if it turns out that there’s a history that those people didn’t talk about… well. The longer it stays hidden, the worse it’ll smell when it’s exhumed.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*If Rothman’s office is treating this accusation as fully justified and incontestable – and an instant-firing qualifies for that descriptor – then why shouldn’t I?
PS: More details here.