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Todd Courser, a Michigan State Representative and Tea Party member with a wife and four children, was afraid that his extramarital affair with Rep. Cindy Gamrat was going to be exposed.

Todd Courser, who will be attending Public Relations 101 at Michigan State next fall.  (via GOP House)
Todd Courser, who will be attending Public Relations 101 at Michigan State next fall. 
(via GOP House)

Rep. Todd Courser took some completely logical actions to stop the media from finding out about his affair with another state representative: he asked his aide to spread a rumor that he was caught having sex with a man behind a club. He did this in the hopes that this scandal would overshadow the other scandal, because that is how scandals work according to Courser (you are as confused as I am). Unfortunately, because his plan was preposterous, and because he was comfortable enough to share it with a young aide, and because we live in the modern world, the aide recorded him talking about his plans and leaked the audio to The Detroit News. In the recording, Courser reasons that:

Sources: Gawker | Detroit News