Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Republican hypocrite to resign because of affair

There are news reports out today that Rep. Mark Souder, an Indiana Republican, will resign because of an affair with a female aide.

. . . "I am so ashamed to have hurt those I love," Souder told the Journal Gazette in a written statement. "I am so sorry to have let so many friends down, people who have fought so hard for me.

Souder, who describes himself as an evangelical Christian, came to Congress in 1994 as part of the "Republican Revolution" led by Newt Gingrich.

Souder is one of those who thought Bill Clinton should be thrown out of office for having an affair.

Of course, now that he's tasting his own medicine, Souder has changed his tune - - "Souder, who is married with three children, is resigning so he doesn't put his family through a painful process in Washington where "any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain."

Sixteen years ago, Souder saw nothing wrong with "seizing upon" Bill Clinton's "personal failing" "for political gain." Today, he's just another Republican hypocrite.

No comments: