And another one bites the dust. What is it with holier-than-thou Republicans? Does it enflame their thighs and make their eyes like limpid pools reflecting the ripples of passion?
Oh yes, in fairness, Democratic Sen. John Edwards also made a mockery of his marriage vows with another woman, but he was mostly just a creep to his wife and perhaps those who believed in him.
The latest to lose his dignity like a pair of pants at the cleaners, Sen. John Ensign, is clearly more of a public hypocrite, a Promise Keeper who forgot to keep his promise with one of his staffers. Although he kept quiet the identity of his lover (and her husband) in his public admission of infidelity, there was no hiding that secret. They have now stepped from the shadows to make the humiliation general.
Now there are questions being raised about the propriety of her pay raise during the time of the affair from December 2007 through August 2008.
Seriously, what consenting men and women do in their bedrooms should be regarded as a private matter, but when you have made such a public show of promising to keep your pants up, then those of us in the cheap seats are going to take some amusement from your de-trousering.
Not to worry. The Republican Party is still being led by moral giants, such as Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh.