Man, but the Right sure can pump out the hypo-Christian sleezeballs, no? Another white guy wrapping himself in the shroud and waving the flag while shitting on whoever gets in the way of his power grab. It's not John Ensign's inability to remain simply truthful to his wife and good to his promises--reprehensible as this might be; it's that, true to Republican form, he's up under the lights castigating everyone else who fails to hit the high standards he demands, even exactly as he is pulling the very same morally bankrupt stunt!
Ensign has been a rising star among conservatives, speaking out against President Barack Obama's stimulus package, statehood for the District of Columbia and union-organizing legislation and in favor of gun owners' rights. Ensign has been a member of the men's ministry the Promise Keepers, a Christian ministry.
He had been highly critical of former, R-Idaho, who served in Congress for a quarter-century when he was arrested in an airport bathroom sex sting. Ensign stopped short of urging him to resign but suggested strongly that he should.
"I wouldn't put myself hopefully in that kind of position, but if I was in a position like that, that's what I would do," Ensign said. "He's going to have to answer that for himself." In the end, Craig served out his term.
This is who they pick for their "rising star." Here's the Promise I wish he would Keep: resign your seat, go back to your hole in the ground and spend the next 20 years genuflecting at the Church of STFU.