A Prince Among Men

John Leopold, small-government conservative Anne Arundel County Executive, expected his scheduler to help him with other things:

After he was discharged, Leopold told Medlin he would need help with his catheter. Medlin testified that she felt she could not object for fear of being branded disloyal and losing her job.

“You don’t tell him, ‘no,’ ” she said.

Once Leopold summoned her, she would follow him into a bathroom where he kept an empty green coffee can under the sink.

“I would get on my hands and knees,” she said, crying as she described emptying the bag into the coffee can and dumping the contents of the can into a toilet.

Medlin spoke up in January 2011, after seeing him bend down and tie his shoelace.

Leopold also requested extra security when he was in the hospital to make sure his mistress and wife remained separated. And he had his security detail “ferry him to parking-lot sexual encounters with a county employee, compile dossiers on political rivals and accompany him as he tore down an opponent’s campaign signs.”

Maybe some Marylanders can let us know if catheter emptying is business as usual in Anne Arundel County.

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47 replies
  1. MattF says:

    Anne Arundel County is just to the east of the DC metro area, so it is going through the transition from ‘old-boy, small-town, “it’s not a conflict of interest because it doesn’t conflict with any of my interests”‘ governance to more modern types of corruption. Pass the popcorn, please.

  2. LosGatosCA says:

    When smallgovernment conservatives use that word small its simply projection. They are actually simultaneously referring to the sizes of their brain, penis, ethical choices, as well as how they play basketball.

  3. LosGatosCA says:

    When smallgovernment conservatives use that word small its simply projection. They are actually simultaneously referring to the sizes of their brain, junk, ethical choices, as well as how they play basketball.

  4. LosGatosCA says:

    When smallgovernment conservatives use that word small its simply projection. They are really letting you know what they are as a person and how they play basketball.

  5. TD says:

    OT, but I realized I never posted this article I wrote just prior to the election. Not terribly topical these days, but if anyone wants to read yet another piece on how crazy the Republicans are…have at it!

  6. General Stuck says:

    Can we just stipulate that republicans are sexual deviants across the board without graphic rundowns of pervy wingnuts and the Foley catheters that love them?

    Not to mention all the other daily demented Penthouse Forum for the Rape Nuts crowd? Jeebus, it’s Sunday Morn and I ain’t even had my whole grain oats yet.

  7. RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist says:

    Wait. So the shoelace thing was a tipoff that he didn’t need help with his pissbag? Why would a person want someone else involved with that distasteful operation anyway? Wouldn’t it be humiliating to both?

  8. Violet says:

    From the article:

    her thrice-daily chore of draining Leopold’s catheter for nearly a year.

    “Thrice-daily”. Wow. Once ever would be one time too many. Three times a day? WTF?

    Mistermix said:

    Leopold also requested extra security when he was in the hospital to make sure his mistress and wife remained separated.

    The article says:

    After back surgery, he allegedly had protection officers prevent his live-in girlfriend and his mistress from running into each other at the hospital, at a cost to the county of more than $10,000 in overtime pay.

    Live-in girlfriend, not wife. Family values for thee but not for me.

  9. mir13 says:

    Best pick up scam evah. The more I hear about the Reichwingnuts and their sexytime escapades with wetsuits, catheters, and the like, makes me appreciate the Big Dog’s creativity and resourcefulness. And at least he kept it organic.

    Yes, I know it’s still wrong, but at least it’s not demented.

  10. merrinc says:

    This guy is scum, obviously, but I’m having a little trouble summoning sympathy for Medlin. Grow a fucking spine and say no. You don’t have to be a mental giant to know that sort of activity couldn’t possibly be considered a typical duty of the job.

  11. Elizabelle says:

    I hope the powers that be look carefully at the state employees who knew of Leopold’s behavior ON THE CLOCK and allowed it to continue.

    I’m amazed the guy got away with so much, for so long.

  12. Elizabelle says:

    Leopold on Thursday waived his right to a jury trial.

    Yeah, he didn’t want a jury trial.

    Is it illegal to laugh out loud from the jury box?

  13. Mike in NC says:

    According to the local Sunday paper, the small government conservatives over in SC are busy pushing their nutty nullification ideas on everything from health care to gun control to light bulbs to making their own currency. Target #1 is Lindsay Graham, who is considered “not a true conservative” by these loons.

  14. Steeplejack says:

    @merrinc:

    You don’t have to be a mental giant to know that sort of activity couldn’t possibly be considered a typical duty of the job.

    This woman found herself working in a very lowly position for a very powerful tyrant–the boss of the whole organization. Who’s she going to complain to? Some county board that reports to, and is probably under the thumb of, the very guy she’s complaining about. Good luck with that.

    Add to that the fact that she probably really needed the job and also that sometimes these bizarre situations develop very gradually, and it’s not hard to see how she could be victimized.

    Finally, and unfortunately, it is true that some people are more susceptible to being victimized than others.

  15. MomSense says:

    @Baud:

    At least the kids grow out of it but the dogs and cats are forever. My dog actually stops and looks at me like “ok, get to it. I’m waiting”.

  16. Robin G. says:

    I grew up in AA. One day Glen Burnie will grow big enough to dominate, but until then, you won’t pry a Republican out of office with a crowbar.

    Side note: IIRC, there were rumors that the parking lot encounter was with a guy.

    Other side note: I’m surprised anyone called 911 about people having sex in the Annapolis Mall parking lot. There’s ALWAYS someone having sex in the Annapolis Mall parking lot.

  17. mir13 says:

    Makes me wonder just how small his “government” really is. And is that what they’re calling it these days? Sounds like a Costanza-at-the-beach thing to me. And it puts a whole new spin on their hatred of Obama’s “Big Government”.

    H-m-m-m, that gives me a very twisted idea for a pr0n vid. And, ewww, the possibilities are endless and disgustin’.

  18. hitchhiker says:

    What the hell am I missing here? The guy’s hands work, right? Why can’t he empty his own bag?

    She should have left it full so the urine would back up into his kidneys and poison him. No, I don’t really mean that. But I sort of mean it.

  19. Mnemosyne says:

    @cathyx:

    Exactly. And I seriously doubt she would be able to get much of a pension (assuming there even is one) if she tried to retire early over the whole situation.

    She had to keep the job, and I’m guessing this a-hole was well aware of that fact.

  20. Patricia Kayden says:

    There are Republican politicians in Maryland? Who knew? I live in Southern Maryland and it seems like a very blue state. Sure Leopold is not helping his party’s cause here.

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