By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – The alleged incident involving Rep. Mark Cusack is far from the first Statehouse romance.

Beacon Hill is a place where the art of politics sometimes shares space with the art of love.

If anyone ever said that lawmaking and lovemaking can’t co-exist, chances are they never hung out at the Statehouse during a late-night session.

Read: DeLeo: No ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ By Rep. Cusack In State House

WBZ’s Jon Keller is at large:

Statehouse reporter Matt Murphy, who broke the Cusack story, said it’s not unusual for romance to blossom among the many young singles who work long hours in close quarters up here.

And for some, believe it or not, the trappings of power seem to act as an aphrodisiac of sorts.

It’s a far cry from the bad old days when prostitutes sometimes entertained legislators during late-night sessions.

But, the Statehouse is a place of many secrets, and love, if you can call it that, is one of them.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said from now on he’ll keep the private entrance to the House chamber from his office locked. But, the Statehouse has many rooms.

Comments (6)
  1. mikey says:

    DeLeo: No inappropriate behavior.

    Exactly, this type of behavior is perfectly acceptable among politicians.

  2. Willow says:

    If two people are single and find romance, that’s not a bad thing, as long as the relationship stays approriate while at work.

  3. tsal says:

    People meet in the workplace and marry all of the time. My husband and I did. I’m not sure it’s any different in the statehouse from another place of business. A person’s personal life is his own as long as it does not affect his job.

  4. Mark says:

    Not as concerned with a little necking in the stairwell as I am about allowing drinking in the Statehouse. That is what doesn’t seem appropriate.

  5. jerry says:

    Just another politician getting away wish bad conduct again , look at ARNOLD , WEINER, SPITZER, CLINTON , this is just a few . So why is there not a law to fix these perverted behaviors ? the last time i checked these places were for working not playing around maybe this is why they never get there jobs done.

  6. taxedout says:

    Didn’t Teddy have a round bed somewhere in the statehouse????

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