Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Sen. John Ensign of Nevada has admitted that he had an extramarital affair with a former campaign worker. Now, I won't go into the disparate treatment that the media offers to Republicans versus Democrats like this article does. I mean, it would be nice if they gave some attention to Sen.s Dodd, Durbin, Rep.s Rangel, Murtha, Pelosi, Visclosky, Moran, Jefferson, Mollohan, and oh, so many others.
But the interesting thing about the two different groups, is that for the most part Democrats are corrupt for money, and Republicans are corrupt for sex. There are exceptions, (Edwards and Randy Cunningham) but it seems that if you are trying to get rich, be a Democrat in elected office. On the other hand, if you are trying to get laid, be a Republican. Personally I think that the Republicans should be using it as a selling point instead of running away from it.
One thing in Ensign's favor though, he didn't use the excuse that his wife was in remission to justify his actions.


auntie Lib said...

Love it! Hope you don't mind - I quoted this piece on HillBuzz - one of my favorite blogs. They get tons of hits, so you might pick up a few new readers.

Steve said...

Thanks Auntie.

Anonymous said...

It's not that we disagree or that I think you have formed faulty conclusions. I don't see much difference between Democrats and Republicans save some perception management techniques, so I think your attempt to distinguish their mode of corruption is a fool's errand at best.

But this particular piece distorts reality to the point of absurdity. Both parties are financially corrupt, but your ability to see it in one and not the other speaks volumes ... about you. Sexual ethics are likely the same in each part, as people are people, but there is a volcano of repressed sexuality in fundamentalist Christians, so there seems to be more steam emanating from those quarters.

Reality remains unchanged, Pay a visit sometime.