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Latest news: man has affair. I know, mark this one on your calendar, because this type of activity has not occurred in the history of mankind.
It was stated recently in the Journal Sentinel that “Local journalist Jessica McBride confirmed Friday that she had an affair earlier this year with Police Chief Edward A. Flynn, someone about whom she had written a glowing profile for Milwaukee Magazine.”
A link to the article is here: http://www.milwaukeemagazine.com/currentIssue/full_feature_story.asp?newmessageid=24642
Feel free to open and take a gander. Towards the bottom of the article you will find the following words: Susan (his wife) stopped moving with him after Arlington. Her children, friends and job (she’s near her pension) were all there. “The last few moves I didn’t make,” Susan says. “I said, ‘I’ll hold down the fort here (in Virginia) while you follow your dreams.’ It’s not ideal, but we’ve made the best of it.” Besides, she says, noting the 12-hour days he keeps, “I’d just get mad at him anyway.” On some weekends when she comes to Milwaukee to visit, her husband ends up going into work part of the time. It almost seems like Flynn isn’t living here yet. He stays in a Downtown condo by himself, eats takeout from Metro Market and flies home to Virginia for holidays.
Sure, I know, “I promise to love, honor and cherish until death do we part.” I understand the part where you get married and “forsake all others.” Yet, if you re-read the above paragraph, Mr. and Mrs. Flynn see each other a couple of times a year. I recall an old saying “Man must not live by bread alone,” and wonder if that applies somewhat towards this marriage.
There are men and women who see their spouses on a daily basis who wander. Chief Flynn saw his wife 2-3 times per year. How do we know that they didn’t: 1. Have an open relationship, or 2. a marriage of convenience? Let’s put the shoe on the foot of his wife. She has a comfortable home with 100% health care coverage for her entire family. Unless they divorce, she will be living a comfortable life. Maybe she has an extracurricular or two of her own. I can guarantee you that we will never hear her side of the story because to her, it is an embarrassment of just plain factual.
Easy enough to point fingers at Chief Flynn. It is more than likely his mistress agreed to keep this on the “down-low.” If two consenting adults, one or both being married, agree to pursue an intimate relationship, why would one or the other choose to make it public? Did someone within their friends network break into an email or cell phone account? I highly doubt it.
Why don’t we focus our attention on “The Mistress” Jessica. Inquiring minds want to know: Could you not have found a single guy to knock boots with? Why did you confirm this information was true? What do you have to gain? Are you the next Monica Lewinski? If so, you should have aimed much higher, it could have gotten you a book deal.
Stories like this appear on the news only when it is newsworthy. To be honest, I could care less that Chief Flynn had an affair or not. The real questions are: how has he performed his duty as Chief? Has he done an outstanding job? Has the crime rate decreased and do we as a society feel safer since his hiring? Let us continue to focus on the man behind the uniform, not what he chooses to do behind closed doors.
Attention all married men: have an affair with a woman who cannot speak, read or write. Meet her in a different state. Use an alias to ensure your high-profileness doesn’t go to her head. Have her sign a pre-sex contract. If she spills the beans, sue her for everything she is worth. Don’t leave your things at her house. If you are on the police department, ensure the “scene of the crime” is completely fingerprint and “everything else” free before you leave at 3a.m.
Just a simple suggestion, feel free to take it before you leave it. It may save you a minute of embarrassment as well.