Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has a bad case of the sadz. She’s broken up with her hunky police bodyguard Robert Forrest, Jr. and would like you all to know that her chump husband Bruce is standing by her… and Jesus too. They’ve both forgiven her, and if they can forgive her, I’m sure you all can look past those taxpayer-funded junkets to Europe. Hey, she said she’s SORRY!
Megan Barry, 54, a Democrat who was elected mayor of Tennessee’s bustling capital in 2015, disclosed the affair to the media.
“Today I acknowledged publicly that I have engaged in an extramarital affair with the former head of my security detail,” Barry said in a statement. “I accept full responsibility for the pain I have caused my family and his. I am so sorry to my husband Bruce, who has stood by me in my darkest moments and remains committed to our marriage, just as I am committed to repairing the damage I have done.”
Yes, Bruce the Rock remains committed to the marriage. Barry is committed to damage control.
And I love how cheaters are always so sad about the pain they cause their families AFTER they’ve been busted. But inexplicably never overcome with grief while clinking champagne glasses in Paris.
This croissant makes me think of my dead son Max. He loved flaky pastries. I wonder what Bruce is doing tonight as you fuck me from behind? Let’s pause for a moment of silence.
Yeah. That never happens.
According to the newspaper, Forrest accompanied Barry on trips to Paris, Athens, Washington, New York, Denver, Oakland and other cities in the past year.
Forrest racked up around $33,000 in expenses for the trips and more than $50,000 in overtime in 2017 on top of an $84,500 salary, the Tennessean reported.
Nine of the trips were only Barry and Forrest, including a Greece trip in September, according to the newspaper.
Nice work if you can get it, huh? And that Forrest, he’s a real stand-up guy. Whether you want him to or not, he’s committed to serving you. He took an OATH. And you know how much he respects oaths…
“I deeply regret that my professional relationship with Mayor Barry turned into a personal one,” Forrest said in a statement provided to the newspaper. “This has caused great pain for my wife, my family, friends and colleagues. At no time did I ever violate my oath as a police officer or engage in actions that would abuse the public trust.”
“This is a bad day, and there’s going to be more bad days, but this is not my worst day,” Barry told the Tennessean. “And I know the difference between a mistake — which is what I made and I fully own — and a tragedy. And this is not a tragedy. And I want to regain the trust of Nashvillians. And I will continue to serve.”
Yes Mrs. Forrest, it’s a MISTAKE not a tragedy. That’s how much Mr. Forrest respects your pain — he minimized it to a singular mistake. You know, anyone could absent-mindedly board a taxpayer-funded flight to Athens or charge $50K in overtime. It happens.
Mayor Barry is sorry for your pain too, Mrs. Forrest. But take heart, Jesus has forgiven her. So WTF is your problem?
“I am deeply sorry,” she said. “And I am embarrassed and I am sad. And I am so sorry for all the pain that I have caused my family and his family. And I know that God will forgive me but that Nashville doesn’t have to. I hope that I can earn their trust and I can earn your trust back.”
Sorry is as sorry does, Megan. Can you write a really large check to pay back the taxpayers?
No? I guess Nashville will have to settle for your embarrassment. Or how about you step down? That would go a ways toward conveying your regrets.