Don Haase

State nominee Don Haase is taking a page right out of Christine O'Donnell's crazy-wacko, sexual repression handbook. Haase, who has been appointed to a judicial-selection panel by Alaska governor Sean Parnell, recently admitted that he thinks sex outside of marriage should be illegal. His reasoning? Lovemaking leads to heinous acts of violence, obviously.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, when Democratic state senator Joe Paskvan asked him if adultery and premarital sex should be illegal during a recent hearing, here's what he said:

Haase: "Yeah, I think it's very harmful to have extramarital affairs. It's harmful to children, it's harmful to the spouse who entered a legally binding agreement to marry the person that's cheating on them."

Paskvan: "What about premarital affairs — should that be a crime?"

Haase: "I think that would be up to the voters certainly. If it came before (the state) as a vote, I probably would vote for it ... I can see where it would be a matter for the state to be involved with because of the spread of disease and the likelihood that it would cause violence. I can see legitimate reasons to push that as a crime."

Oh boy, better hope Haase doesn't have any further political aspirations. He's better suited for a Sarah Palin reality show than any government office.

Commentarium (10 Comments)

Mar 25 11 - 8:46am
Julian

So how many days until this guy's gay past is revealed?

Mar 25 11 - 11:59am
profrobert

Past? How long till he's found blowing a trucker at a rest stop?

Mar 25 11 - 10:09am
Kel

The best sex of my life has been extramarital sex. Show of hands?

Mar 25 11 - 11:37am
k

Misleading headline! The article is about extramarital sex

Mar 25 11 - 11:54am
Murg

Nothing pisses me of more than some fascist puritanical control freak trying to "protect people from their own bad choices" (or punish us for them). We have parents. We don't need any more. Go do something productive you anti-sex, narrow-minded ass.

Mar 26 11 - 6:40am
Mike_

One of the foolish things that I heard...

Mar 26 11 - 6:43am
Luci_

O... eh, it should be illegal to marriage without a premarital sex!!

Mar 26 11 - 10:43pm
dylan

he is entitled to an opinion, even if it is one that most people don't agree with. He said in the article "it would be up to the voters" so clearly as a judge he wouldn't be trying to change the laws; he is just giving his opinion to a question. people should learn to respect other opinions.

Mar 29 11 - 8:17pm
Publius

I agree, dylan but respecting other's opinions is not in vogue on nerve. Take a look at the Fox News/George Soros article!

Jun 09 11 - 5:24pm
Caligulove

k, stop wasting everyone's time. The question he was asked was about adultery and premarital sex.