Oh, That Changes Everything

Joe Morrissey with bride-to-be Myrna Pride and baby. He is running as an independent in the black-majority 16th state senate district.
Joe Morrissey with bride-to-be Myrna Pride and baby.

Former Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Henrico, is back in the news after a brief absence from the front pages while simultaneously serving in the General Assembly and serving work-release jail time for contributing to the deliquency of a minor, his 17-year-old receptionist. He is now living with the young woman, now 19, and their baby boy. Morrissey, 57, invited reporters over to say a few words, including these, as reported by the Times-Dispatch:

[Morrissey] said he was hurt by rumors that he had fathered three children with three different African-American women and that he had abandoned those children.

“That’s patently false,” he said. “All of it.”

In reality, Morrissey said, he has four children by four different women. Two of them are biracial, the other two are white.

As the saying goes, “Res ipsa loquitur” — the thing speaks for itself.


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  1. larryg Avatar

    Good Lord! The man is a regular Thomas Jefferson!

    1. LifeOnTheFallLine Avatar

      He didn’t rape a slave. Yet. Although looking at how absurd he is given time he might figure out a way.

  2. LifeOnTheFallLine Avatar

    Yes, yes! This ridiculous human being might be my new favorite politician that I would never vote for in a million years…it’s been Nixon for so long I’m not sure if I’m ready to switch yet.

  3. LifeOnTheFallLine Avatar

    Oh, man, and they’re all duded out in old timey clothes. My, God. How is this man real? I hope she had a parasol just off frame.

  4. LifeOnTheFallLine Avatar

    And what’s the birth order of those kids? Are the first two the white babies? Are the rumors true, that once you go black…? Why isn’t the RTD asking the HARD QUESTIONS?

  5. larryg Avatar

    this guy gets voted into office, how? sounds ugly!

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