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Tennessee Polyamory?

2005-01-25 01:51:41.308241+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Genehack has a link to news that Tennessee State Senator John Ford says that he shares two different households with two different families:

In the hearing, Ford said he lives some days with ex-wife Tamara Mitchell-Ford and the three children they had together. On others, he said, he stays with his longtime girlfriend, Connie Mathews, and their two children.

If you Tennesseeans are hearing anything more about this, I'd be interested in seeing follow-ups. Apparently the breakup with his ex-wife was less than amicable, [edit:]but she's currently testifying for him[/edit]. I wonder if it will come out that he's using this as a dodge, if he's doing this to provide some live-in stability for the children, or if we have a genuine polyamorous situation going on here.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-25 02:49:07.229595+00 by: meuon

Dang. This clown and his women and children could be a whole week on Jerry Springer. How did he get elected?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-25 03:02:32.187286+00 by: Dori

Apparently the breakup with his ex-wife was less than amicable, but she's currently testifying for him.

Given that at the end of the article it says that she's currently six months pregnant with his child, I'm guessing that they've since made up.

Gotta love those red states and their "values."

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-25 13:34:00.884917+00 by: petronius

Dori: This Red state polyamorite is a Democrat. I'm sure the Republicans are gunning for him next time up.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-25 15:24:22.901008+00 by: ebradway

Sounds like a great ad for Viagara: Ford is 62. His ex-wife is pregnant with his seventh child. This comes up in testimony in a child support battle between Ford and a third woman.

Of course, what you Califoricators seem to forget is that in Tennessee the actions of politicians go beyond anything Jerry Springer puts on his show. And you should know that Corrupt Tennessee Sherriff is redundant.

#Comment Re: Red State Democrat made: 2005-01-25 16:04:05.619133+00 by: Phil Knox

Yes, he's a red state Democrat, but he's in Memphis, so the Republicans won't be able to touch him. See also: Marion Barry

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-26 00:18:45.461856+00 by: Dori

Yeah, I know he's a red state Dem. I'm just tired of red state Dems telling us blue state folks that we need to be more like them in order to win elections.