I am one foul-mouthed motherfucker.
I am not alone in this. In my two decades in Washington I've worked closely with people who spew some pretty goddamned vulgar language every fucking minute of the day. I know bureaucrats, executive directors and elected officials -- fucking sons of bitches and pulsating assholes, every one of them -- famed for their profanity-laden tirades.
Blue language is a fucking way of life in D.C.
So, I'm inclined to think that Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y) is kinda full of shit to be describing an ethics charge against him as the result of "salty language":
"I own this reality. There is no doubt in my mind that I did in fact, use language in the privacy of my own home and in my inner office that, after 24 years in the Navy, might make a Chief Petty Officer feel uncomfortable. ... During long car rides, in the early hours of the evening, late at night and always in private, I know that my own language failed to meet the standards that I set for all around me and myself."
Oh, for the love of fucking Christ, I call bullshit.
The idea that a serious ethics complaint could be filed for speaking the language of a salty seaman -- and goddamn how I love the sound of that phrase -- is ludicrous, at best. Yes, if you're tossing around a lot misogynist smack talk like the "c" word -- a profanity that proves there are places even my mouth doesn't like to go -- or racist or homophobic slurs, then you've got something coming from an ethics complaint.
But reports so far indicate an ethics complaint about sexual harassment of a male employee. Sounds slightly different to me. At the end of the day, and as I can attest, any cocksucking son of a bitch who claims to have a mouth so foul that it can "make a Chief Petty Officer feel uncomfortable" can differentiate between "Suck my dick" as an epithet and "Suck my dick" as a command.
Otherwise, you're just a fucking asswipe.