Friday, July 13, 2007

Yet another Republican sex scandal

Yikes! It's getting so that we need a scorecard to keep track of them all.
A day after four of Sen. John McCain's top political strategists stepped down, the co-chairman of his Florida campaign was arrested Wednesday for allegedly offering an undercover police officer money for a sex act, Titusville police said.

Florida state Rep. Bob Allen faces charges of solicitation for prostitution after he was arrested in a Titusville city park that had been under surveillance, police said.

He allegedly offered an undercover police officer $20 for the unspecified act. His attorney, Philip Lupo of Titusville, said the charge was a second-degree misdemeanor.

Allen told CNN affiliate WFTV the incident was "a very big misunderstanding."

Obviously, McCain is trying to pick up some of that Giuliani mojo that comes from having indiscreet boobs running his Southern state committees. By the way, isn't it about time for Vitter to announce that he's a sex addict and check into rehab?

We should enjoy this while we can. Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt claims to have over twenty investigations of sexual hypocrites in the government and that his list includes both "high-ranking Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and the House." Whatever we may think of Flynt otherwise, he is very careful in making these exposes. When he goes after someone, he has the facts ready and indisputable. I'm sure the Democrats are in line to take a few bullets in this. Still, Flynt's main crusade is against hypocrisy and the party of family values has more to lose in that respect.

The real danger is that too many scandals leads to "they are all the same" cynicism in the public. Ironically, too much scandal among the Republicans tends to drag down the Democrats.

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