Furry Congressman David Wu Resigns

Oregon Rep. David Wu, a tigersuit-clad furry sex monster, apparently won't sit out the rest of his House term before resigning. He's issued a statement announcing his imminent resignation — just as soon as the debt ceiling debacle draws to a close, which it never will.

Here's his statement:

It has been the greatest privilege of my life to be a United States Congressman. Rare is the nation in which an immigrant child can become a national political figure. I thank God and my parents for the privilege of being an American.

Now, however, the time has come to hand on the privilege of high office. I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations.

The wellbeing of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis. This is the right decision for my family, the institution of the House, and my colleagues.

It is also the only correct decision to avoid any distraction from the important work at hand in Washington. I intend to go forward with new resolve and love of family, the State of Oregon, and our nation.

Wu's strange behavior came to light shortly after the 2010 election, when a number of his staffers quit and went public about their experiences working under a drunk madman during the last weeks of his reelection campaign. And just recently, a female just-out-of-high-schooler accused him of "aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior." So he was pretty much your run-of-the-mill U.S. Congressman. How will they ever replace him?

[Image via Willamette Week]