Hence, our warm greetings to Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Harry Reid's GOP colleague, who's been cheating on his wife with the wife of one of his staffers. Or a former staffer married to a former aide. Or someone like that.
Joyner points us to some things that Ensign maybe wishes he hadn't said now, or at least, wishes weren't so readily available on the internet:
Ensign called [Sen. Larry "Wide Stance"] Craig a “disgrace” after he was arrested in June 2007 in an airport men’s restroom on disorderly conduct charges. But when Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) acknowledged having an affair, Ensign didn’t call on him to resign.Well, *that* was certainly thinking ahead. This, not so much:
The effort to pass a constitutional amendment reaffirming marriage as being between a man and a woman only is being undertaken strictly as a defense of marriage against the attempt to redefine it and, in the process, weaken it .... Marriage is an extremely important institution in this country and protecting it is, in my mind, worth the extraordinary step of amending our constitution.Yes. Clearly, adultery should be made a federal crime.
There's too many people that paint with a broad brush that we're all corrupt, we're all amoral. * * * And having these kinds of things happen, whether it's a Republican or Democratic senator — we certainly have had plenty of Democratic scandals in the past — we need people who are in office who will hold themselves to a little higher standard.Just a *little*, mind you.
Thanks for brightening our day, Senator Ensign!
... Not to mention Darlene Ensign, who makes a compelling case for federally *mandating* adultery:
Ensign's wife, Darlene, was not at her husband's side during the short briefing but issued a statement saying the couple's marriage has become "stronger" after the affair.Marriage is an extremely important institution in this country and strengthening it is, in my mind, worth the extraordinary step of amending our constitution ... to require spouses to cheat at least once every 3 years. DO IT FOR THE KIDS!
"I love my husband," she said in her statement.