Ohio judge, trying to defend Franken, brags of sleeping with 50 women

Bill O’Neill isn’t just anybody; he’s a sitting justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. And he wants to be the governor of the Buckeye State.

And today on Facebook, he made a good argument for why, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations in which people are finally listening to what women have to say, it’s a good time for men to listen more and talk less.

Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of…

Posted by Bill O'Neill on Friday, November 17, 2017

O’Neill acknowledged to the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he wrote the post in defense of Sen. Al Franken, but he also defended Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

” Roy Moore apparently seems to be a challenged individual when it comes to morality,” O’Neill said. “I think that’s very, very clear. He’s been convicted of nothing and he’s never had the opportunity to defend himself and that violates due process in America. The media is about to determine the election of a United States Senate campaign.”

He also acknowledged his number of 50 women might not be accurate.

O’Neill’s Democratic rivals for governor called on him to resign.

  • Talk about clueless. Also this afternoon, The Washington Post published a story about harassment at TED, the viral video outfit. The stories are coming out so fast it’s hard to keep up.

    • Jerry

      There is literally not a sector of life where this is not a problem.

  • Mike Worcester

    What’s that oft-used quote about keeping one’s mouth shut, or opening it, and a fool…or something like that? Yeah, this guy fits. (And yes, I know it already 🙂 ).

  • MrE85

    When I saw a political writer first mention this, he thought it was a hack or a parody site. I can barely believe it, either.

    • jon

      Satire needs to push the limits of what could be reality… and the politicians are consistently beating them to the punch…

      A good satire article right now might be about a candidate that releases his tax returns, and sex tapes to the public near the start of their campaign… But I fear that too will be reality in matter of months at this point…

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  • Jerry

    Is he actually trying to make a point or just bragging? And does he not know the difference between having consensual relations and what Franken, Moore, and others are accused of?

  • Gary F

    And not just bragging about quantity, he’s giving details too!

    He ran for US House as Democrat twice and lost!

    He must not have a very good campaign manager.

    • Postal Customer

      YOU’RE not a very good campaign manager!

  • Gary F

    As crazy, stupid, and repulsive as this guy’s tweet was, and it did make me laugh, but it doesn’t qualify as the feel good Friday story.

  • MikeB

    He’s lying

    He’s extremely cavalier about sex and power and relationships

    And, he is a sitting state Supreme Court justice in a large state.

    Tell me again there’s only a few bad apples?

  • Rob

    O’Neill failed to mention whether he passed on any venereal diseases to his sexual partners. Guess that would be a tad too much honesty.

  • Gordon near Two Harbors

    I had to rub my eyes, shake my head, and have a good chuckle at that one. Not sure what to think. Strange times we live in…