As you consider the reactions of various Republican elected officials to the recent sex scandals involving their own — e.g. Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) — I think it’s helpful to looks and see what these same Republicans said when Democrats couldn’t keep their pants zipped.
The easiest place to find examples of the moralistic hypocrisy that’s plagued the Republican Party in recent years is the Clinton impeachment matter. Check out the impeachment votes of the House Judiciary Committee, the full House vote and the two Senate votes as well as the comments made about President Clinton’s behavior.
I particularly think it’s interesting to note that both Ensign and Sanford voted to impeach President Clinton, yet both are insisting that they remain in office following their own sexual indiscretions.
This makes me their political beliefs are inspired by the great political philosopher Micky Dolenz.
(As an aside, why is that our nation’s female pols don’t cheat nearly as much as their male counterparts?)