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Vance Romance Is Back! You’re Welcome, America

America, you count on Louisiana to bring you the most entertaining dirtbag politicians. Today we came through again: Rep. Vance McAllister, the Kissing Congressman, reversed course and is now running for re-election. Excerpt:

McAllister entered the American Legion carrying his three-year-old daughter and with his wife, Kelly, holding his arm.

She introduced McAllister to about 50 supporters, saying: “I’m so proud of my husband and our family and so thankful, too, more than anything.”

Using the wife and kids he betrayed as political props for a comeback nobody wants to see? That takes … character. Vance Romance is doing it, he says, for the people:

“Our family is stronger than ever, so I think the people should decide whether or not I continue to represent them.”

Yeah — for the people on the writing staff of The Daily Show.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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