I think it's fair to say it's been a bi-partisan effort. I was watching some talking heads the other night and someone mentioned what an ass Elliot Spitzer was and then someone else mentioned what an ass Mark Sanford was. Then someone defended Mark Sanford saying that "he didn't do anything illegal". That would make a great tagline on his election commercials... Vote for Mark Sanford because... he hasn't done anything illegal!.
not that i'm defending sptizer, but how much public funds went to ashley dupree? and how much public funds went to sanford hiking the appalachian trail? big difference, imho.the thing that gets me bothered is the hypocrisy, on both sides. the pubs actually had 'family values' in their national platform years ago. and then refused to distance themselves from, shun their politicians that strayed from that position. if you're a politician, regardless of your political stripe, just ####ing own who you are. own it. instead of saying that you didn't inhale, say, "hell yes i smoked. and after i did that, i drank the bong water, too." don't say you have a wide stance. own up. "yep. i was looking for a young hot stud. i swing both ways. what does my sexual orientation have to do with how i have served the people of idaho? look at my record of service, what i've done and decide at the voting booth."i think that is what weiner is trying to do, albeit a little too late.