First, a quick rundown of what you need to know. Rep. Mike Veon is on trial for what has become known as “Bonusgate” because you see, we can thank Watergate, which actually had the word “gate” in its name, for this practice the media, both old and new, have of tacking gate on to the end of other words in order to indicate scandal:
You get the picture.
Anyway, one of Rep. Bill DeWeese’s former aides, Michael Manzo was also indicted in Bonusgate and took the stand against Veon. When Mr. Manzo was cross-examined, the defense tried to paint him as an untrustworthy witness because he carried on an affair prior to and after his marriage.
Boys, if you have ever cheated on your woman or are considering cheating on your woman and you don’t believe in the cruel asswhooping that can be delivered by the Karma Boomerang, have a look at what Mr. Manzo was forced to reveal under oath, for the media to report, for all posterity, for his Wiki page:
Mr. Manzo had testified Monday that he had a sexual affair with her and that their “intimacy” ended around the time of his marriage in May 2005. On cross-examination today, he conceded they quit having sexual intercourse because “I had some inability to perform” but continued having a physical relationship through 2008.
Raynak asked Manzo whether there were other staffers with whom Manzo was intimate who got bonuses.
“I don’t remember,” Manzo said.
He does not recall, you see, if he had sexual intercourse with any other women who got bonuses.
There’s a lot of things I can understand a guy would forget. Their wife’s birthday. To buy milk on the way home. To deposit the check.
To take their Cialis pill.
Whether or not they extra-maritally banged any chicks in the copy room?
Not so much.
So to sum up: Mr. Manzo played chicken with the Karma Boomerang and now his peep is on the fritz.