Friday, October 06, 2006

A Certain Stench of Hypocrisy

Are Democrats any better than Republicans at sex scandals? Apparently so. An important point to keep in mind about Representative Mark Foley's scandal: No actual sex took place.

Contrast this with Representative Barney Frank, who met his live-in boyfriend through an adult classified ad, complete with a description of the the soon-to-be lover's backside. Not long after, the boyfriend was running a prostitution business out of Frank's apartment. When this all became public knowledge, did Frank resign? No! He ran for, and won, reelection. The leftists are actually proud of him!

From Ann Coulter today:

In 1983, Democratic congressman Gerry Studds was found to have sexually propositioned House pages and actually buggered a 17-year-old male page whom he took on a trip to Portugal. The 46-year-old Studds indignantly attacked those who criticized him for what he called a "mutually voluntary, private relationship between adults."

When the House censured Studds for his sex romp with a male page, Studds — not one to be shy about presenting his backside to a large group of men — defiantly turned his back on the House during the vote. He ran for re-election and was happily returned to office five more times by liberal Democratic voters in his Martha's Vineyard district. (They really liked his campaign slogan: "It's the outfit, stupid.")

Any public official, republican or democrat, involved with what police term "vice" crime, especially involving children, should be removed from office. As former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has said: "What we don't have to do is allow our friends on the left to lecture us on morality. There's a certain stench of hypocrisy."

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