Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Do as I do, not as I say: seems to be a GOP motto

With the revelation about Senator John Ensign's affair with a married member of his staff, down goes another hypocrite who condemns others for affairs while doing the same thing himself. He joins the ranks of Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Foley, Larry Craig, and many other political figures who have hidden their own faults at the same time they were berating others for the same actions.  Senator Ensign, as a born-again fundamentalist Christian who has trumpeted his religious beliefs in  "family values" and asked for the political resignations of others accused of sexual transgressions, should have instead been tending to his own field. He was, after all, a member of Promise Keepers, the fundamentalist Christian organization of men who promise they will be faithful to their wives.  (So much for that promise.)  That old adage comes to mind:  people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.