In acknowledging the affair, Mr. Ensign cast it as a personal transgression, not a professional one. But an examination of his conduct shows that in trying to clean up the mess from the illicit relationship and distance himself from the Hamptons, he entangled political supporters, staff members and Senate colleagues, some of whom say they now feel he betrayed them.
Levi Johnston, father of wingnut Sarah Palin’s grandchild, is considering posing nude for either Playgirl or Unzipped. I think we can all agree that we would quite like to see Levi Johnston Naked!
While you wait for that, you can read about him and watch a behind-the-scenes video of his photo shoot at Vanity Fair.
In the video, Levi is seen with his assistant, Tank, discussing the possibility of posing nude. Tank says, “You’ve gotta have some johnson. You can can’t come in there lacking in the johnson area.” ROFL
How embarrassing it must be to be a “family values” Republican. Regarding the upcoming 2009 Values Voter Summit, Mother Jones magazine says:
Obviously [South Carolina Republican Governor] Sanford’s affair didn’t sit well with the Family Research Council, the conservative think tank that “champions marriage and family” and sponsors the summit. But, hey, even with Sanford gone you’ll still be able to get your fair share of values voter inspiration – in the form of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Pat Buchanan.
They sure did act quickly. Couldn’t hardly get him under the bus quickly enough. ROFL.
The party of family values is having yet another scandal, this time involving one of our very own Nevada senators. This one is not just a regular Talibaptist. This one is a speaking-in-tongues Talibaptist!
Unlike some of his colleagues, Ensign’s jeremiads against gay marriage reflected a sincere expression of his faith and personal sensibility. Indeed, Ensign is a Promise Keeper and the only Pentecostal in the Senate – former Missouri Senator and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft was the first – and a member of a congregation in Las Vegas affiliated with the ultra-conservative International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
These guys should have at least some shred of honesty and make it their motto: “Do as I say, not as I do.”
P.S. I phoned Senator Ensign’s office at (877) 894-7711 and suggested (in no uncertain terms) that he should resign. Damned hypocrite, going around talking like he’s so much better than everybody else and voting to keep many of us down at the level of second class citizens. His family is SO much better than certain other families, yeah, right. The man has no business holding any position of trust or authority.
Some Talibaptists in Idaho are worried that Internet porn is about to bring the collapse of civilization, or some such thing.
The home state of Senator Larry Craig doesn’t strike us as the very most auspicious locale for such a meeting. We wonder… Will they invite the esteemed former senator to participate? – he used to be such a strong champion of ‘family values’? And… Will there be misbehavior in the men’s room?
Click on the photo if you want to watch the CNN interview. Yum!
“People who watch TMZ or different mediums don’t expect to see their congressman on such a show. They’re used to seeing the Britney Spears or the movie star, but to see their hometown congressman on a show like this kind of raises their interest and gets them a little excited…I guess there’s worse things they could be saying about you…” ~ Rep. Aaron Schock, R-IL
“In July 2008, Vitter joined accused bathroom-stall sex solicitor Sen. Larry Craig in co-sponsoring the anti-gay-marriage Marriage Protection Amendment, then addressed a massive antiabortion rally on the National Mall three days after Barack Obama’s inauguration.
“I personally have no issues with his sexual activities or his sexual preferences or whatever it is that he wants to do. My issues with him — who am I to judge, right? My issue with him is that he is a hypocrite and call me what you will but you can’t call me a hypocrite,” said Daniels.