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GOP campaign manager guilty of 'corruption of minors'

How’s that for a item on a Rethug resume? This guy gets triple Conservative Values Monitor points for also being a minister and a cop. Ding! Ding! Ding! (ABC’s Blotter):

A man convicted of “corruption of minors” after being accused of having sex with two teenage girls is working as the campaign manager for a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona, according to documents obtained by ABC News.

Steve Aiken, a former Quakertown, Pa. police officer and self-proclaimed reverend (and Christian youth counselor), was convicted of two counts of corruption of a minor stemming from his 1995 sexual relationships with two teenage girls. He served almost two-and-a-half months at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

…Aiken is listed as campaign manager for Randy Graf, a Republican in a five-way primary for the Congressional seat in Arizona’s 8th district.

Actually, he gets quadruple bonus points, because on his website he also describes himself as “leader of conservative thought,” and has worked as a spokesman for crazy homophobe Lou Sheldon’s Traditional Values Coalition. Brian Ross also reports that Aiken’s site displays

photos of himself with leading Republicans including former President George H.W. Bush, Tom Delay, and Pat Buchanan.

Since his conviction, Aiken also has worked as a spokesperson for the Traditional Values Coalition, a Washington lobby group that represents over 43,000 churches.  A spokesman for the Coalition would only say, “He is no longer with us.”

The pictures are shameless, too. There’s even one of him standing in front of the smoldering Pentagon, pointing at it, after 9/11.

You really have to wonder about this guy — his website includes a “help wanted” section, inviting HS and college kids to volunteer as interns on the weekly radio program that he hosts in Tucson.

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