Tweet Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) Resigns as the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee
Oh boy, a politician of any party having an extramarital affair is about as unbelievable an event as not finding two scoops of raisins in a box of Raisin Bran. These are powerful, egotistical, self righteous, self absorbed individuals who think that they can do what they want with a certain level of impunity.
That said, when Senator John Ensign revealed an affair that he had, the sanctimonious commentary regarding this act from partisans of the Democrat Party was heard loud and clear. The title to this blog is owed to a particular lib who writes an occasional comment here ( I would give the name, but as many cowards do that will not stand behind the comments and beliefs they make and have, the moniker of this one is Anonymous). The reference to What Happens In Vegas was heard in other spots more than once today.
My thinking is that before we go to far in pointing fingers at Republicans, let's first feel badly for the Senator's family that has to go through something in public that they do not deserve to have to do. After that, let's take a small sample of some other politicians and the indiscretions that they had committed, and realize that some of them remain in positions of great power.
Ted Kennedy - Pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident after his car plunged off the Dike Bridge, on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, on July 18, 1969.
Barney Frank - Admitted in 1990 to having paid Stephen L. Gobie, a male prostitute, for sex
Henry Gabriel Cisneros - In 1995, an independent counsel was appointed to investigate allegations that he had made false statements to the FBI about payments he made to his mistress.
William Jefferson Clinton aka President - Impeached by the House of Representatives in December 1998 over allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his sexual contact with a White House intern.
James Edward McGreevey - Announced his resignation as governor in 2004 after acknowledging a homosexual affair with his homeland security advisor.
Eliot Laurence Spitzer - Resigned as Governor following disclosure that he had paid a prostitution ring for sex.
Let's remember that is not the first, and will certainly not be the last case of politicians being politicians. To go back in history and see some of the crimes and near crimes that have been committed, visit The Political Graveyard.
I think the phrase "people in glass houses should not throw stones" says it best.