Letter to the Editor
In the early 1990s it was rare to hear about a Republican sex scandal. But after the Clinton affair was exposed Republicans started being caught cheating on their wives, fathering children out of wedlock, and caught with prostitutes (Livingston, Gingrich). Even Republican women like Helen Chenoweth were getting caught.
By 2006 Republicans had moved on to homosexual encounters in airport restrooms (Craig) and going after male congressional pages (Foley). Things were getting out of control. If the trend continued people would have had to tie up their dogs when Republicans were around.
Then Senator Vitter reversed the trend moving back from male prostitutes to female prostitutes, and now Senator Ensign, a Promise Keeper, was having an affair with a married female staffer. Governor Marc Stanford also caught having an affair with a woman. Is this a move back to traditional family values? I think so. Republicans might be disturbed by Senators Ensign’s and Governor Sanford’s affair but I think the Republicans are moving back to their traditional values. If the Republicans can get Vitter, Ensign, and Sanford to resign they can show their Christian conservative base that they believe what they say and prove the Atheists wrong.