Why Politicians Must Be Moral
Written By: Alex Mason | Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011
The ever-widening scandal surrounding Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner provided Republicans with plenty of ammunition in their quest to rid themselves of one of the nation's most liberal politicians. Without a doubt, Congressman Weiner's behavior was reprehensible. His repeated lies and efforts to cover up his actions, not to mention the actions themselves, were indicative of a man unfit to serve in his position. Resignation was the right thing to do.
Now that Weiner has resigned, Republican Senator David Vitter should resign, too. In fact, Vitter's resignation is long overdue.
Almost four years ago, a very similar scandal to Weiner's was unfolding on our television and computer screens. Vitter, who fashions himself as a Christian, pro-family, conservative Republican, had just been exposed as a client of a high-profile prostitution ring in our nation's capital. Vitter, who had once called for President Clinton's resignation over the Lewinsky scandal, was now mired in his own tawdry sex scandal.
So what did Republican leaders do about Senator Vitter?
They let him off the hook.
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