David Wu Says Yes to the Dress
David Wu, a former congressman from Washington state, has resigned in the wake of an ugly scandal over an alleged sexual encounter. While he hasn’t revealed the details of the incident, his attorney has confirmed the story. The affair is among the most brazen in the Congress. A former colleague alleged that Wu made a series of sexual advances on her, including an impromptu sexcapade. She has also rebuffed Wu’s attempts to get her to open up about her affair with the politician.
Wu is a middle-class Taiwanese immigrant whose parents spoke English at home. His father was a biologist pursuing a doctorate. Wu attended the local Third Presbyterian Church, and his mother studied computer programming. One of his early claims to fame was that he was the first Asian-American to earn a Ph.D. This is despite the fact that he did not speak Chinese. He has also been a fixture at Stanford, where he received his undergraduate degree and his Ph.D. It was also there that he met his future wife. They have been married for a dozen years, and have two children.
In fact, it was the fact that Wu was in town to attend an awards ceremony that led to the aforementioned revelation. Several of Wu’s aides left in the wake of the sexcapade. On the other hand, the incident has prompted an investigation into the conduct of the majority of the congressional caucus. Besides the aforementioned sexcapade, Wu is also rumored to have had an affair with his wife’s brother. Whether or not this is the case is still up for debate, as is the truth of the matter.
However, the revelation has sparked a new level of scrutiny into Wu’s actions, which is a good thing, given the number of groping incidents currently roiling the Capitol. Despite being a prominent member of Congress, Wu’s name hasn’t figured into the discussion about who should be the next president of the United States. If the news isn’t getting out, Wu could be one of the most vulnerable members of the current administration. Hopefully, this won’t be the case.
For now, Wu is putting his political career on hold to focus on his acting career, which he largely has inherited from his wife. Regardless, his story is an important reminder of the perils of public office. Whether or not he is the most qualified person to take on the Democrat in 2020 is another story entirely. That said, Wu is still a good guy. After all, he has the smallest office in Congress and is the first Asian-American to serve there since the Vietnam war. There is hope for the future of our nation, after all.