War. On. Women.
Remember Patrick Moran? He's the son of Democratic Rep. Jim Moran and the guy who was caught on video earlier this year encouraging voter fraud while working for his father's re-election campaign. Today, he pleaded guilty in court for slamming his girlfriend's head into a metal trash can which fractured her skull. He's lucky he didn't take out her eye.
As first reported by Washington City Paper, Patrick Moran and his girlfriend were arguing outside a bar on 14th Street on Dec. 1, when, according to a police report, an officer saw Moran "slam her head into the metal trash can cage."
The report notes that Moran's girlfriend was "bleeding heavily from her nose and ... her nose and right eye were extremely swollen." She was transported to Howard University Hospital, and a medical technician told police her nose appeared to be broken and her right eye socket could be fractured.
Moran was sentenced to 90 days in jail which was suspended by the judge, and one year of probation. If he violates his probation he will serve the 90 days. He must also enter a domestic violence intervention program, pay a $50 fine to a domestic violence program and complete 50 hours of community service.
And what brilliant thing did Rep. Moran say in light of the incident?
Rep. Moran told City Paper his son and his son's girlfriend are "good kids" in an "embarrassing situation."
Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton and now Patrick Moran. It never ends.