Thursday, June 18, 2009

Almost Too Easy

It's almost too easy to blog about politicians getting into trouble for their extramarital affairs -- but is it any harder if one limits oneself to hypocritical politicians who have piously criticized others for the same fault?

No, not really. Predictably, Senator Ensign, the latest Republican to be caught with his pants down, was in the pious group. He called upon President Clinton to resign after Clinton's affair came to light and he also tried to push Senator Craig out of the Senate for his indiscretions.

But I don't mean to pick on Republicans. Sure, it's one of their group that's on the front burner right now. But the Democrats' Eliot Spitzer suffered from the same pious hypocrisy, patronizing a prostitute after prosecuting prostitution rings.

Perhaps politicians of all stripes should go a little easier on those who succumb to temptation, since it seems only a matter of time before they are caught themselves.

1 comment:

Michael Ejercito said...

Clinton's indiscretion had more to be with alleged perjury than an affair.

I dod not know if Senator Ensign made comments about Governor Spitzer.