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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    If he were my Senator though, I would definitely take it into account at the polls. Cheating on your wife says a lot about your character, and character is important in a politician.
    There is truth to this, but....I think I am more worried about how a senator is going to vote than with who (s)he sleeps with. When character starts interfering with performance, or you get corruption, then it's more of an issue to me.

    Now, I do consider having an illicit affair with some one in a relationship, or having an illicit affair while in a relationship to be extremely lacking in character. I just don't think it is germain to his job performance, and I think our public officials need to have some sense of privacy.

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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There is truth to this, but....I think I am more worried about how a senator is going to vote than with who (s)he sleeps with. When character starts interfering with performance, or you get corruption, then it's more of an issue to me.

    Now, I do consider having an illicit affair with some one in a relationship, or having an illicit affair while in a relationship to be extremely lacking in character. I just don't think it is germain to his job performance, and I think our public officials need to have some sense of privacy.
    I assume you mean for this to apply to both Republicans and Democrats, and any other 3rd party official.
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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    I assume you mean for this to apply to both Republicans and Democrats, and any other 3rd party official.
    Yes. I have said this more than once, first time I think was about the outing of a republican in Florida. I thought it was a shameful thing to do to a politician. Not everything has to be partisan.

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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes. I have said this more than once, first time I think was about the outing of a republican in Florida. I thought it was a shameful thing to do to a politician. Not everything has to be partisan.
    Good for you, and I agree.
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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    So Senators sleeping with married women is OK? Just so long as they are separated. Got it.
    I don't see the hubby whining like a schoolgirl that Ensign ruined his marriage. Instead, he sought to make some coin off his wife doing the Senator. Did Ensign make a bad choice? Absolutely. Is it newsworthy? Hardly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    Would you feel the same way if he was a Democrat? Did you take the same stance on John Edwards affair?
    Edwards was a sleaze for playing for sympathy as the supportive husband of his cancer-stricken wife while he was putting one in the oven with his mistress, then using campaign contributions to buy her off.

    Frankly, I don't care if politicians indulge in married women or married men, or alternate between the two; they could have weekly orgies on Capitol Hill as far as I'm concerned. Their sex lives don't interest me (unless the ladies are super hot and there's some good vid footage). If they're paying hush money and doing other sleazy things, then I get mildly interested, but not until then.

    Ensign fished off the company pier, and is learning the hard way why you don't do that. Big deal. At least he gave the staffer severance; Slick Willie didn't even offer to pay for Monica's dry cleaning bill.

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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    I don't see the hubby whining like a schoolgirl that Ensign ruined his marriage. Instead, he sought to make some coin off his wife doing the Senator. Did Ensign make a bad choice? Absolutely. Is it newsworthy? Hardly.


    Edwards was a sleaze for playing for sympathy as the supportive husband of his cancer-stricken wife while he was putting one in the oven with his mistress, then using campaign contributions to buy her off.

    Frankly, I don't care if politicians indulge in married women or married men, or alternate between the two; they could have weekly orgies on Capitol Hill as far as I'm concerned. Their sex lives don't interest me (unless the ladies are super hot and there's some good vid footage). If they're paying hush money and doing other sleazy things, then I get mildly interested, but not until then.

    Ensign fished off the company pier, and is learning the hard way why you don't do that. Big deal. At least he gave the staffer severance; Slick Willie didn't even offer to pay for Monica's dry cleaning bill.
    How much was the severance pay? Since she was working on his campaign, was that money paid to her from the campaign funds?

    I could care less myself about any ones sex life other than my own.

    I'm just seeing how many people who destroyed John Edwards, will in turn defend John Ensign.
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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    How much was the severance pay? Since she was working on his campaign, was that money paid to her from the campaign funds?
    Who cares?

    Edwards hired his mistress to hush her up--a deal of "I can't support the baby I left in you because I'm already married but here's a cush job to make up for it."

    This is so not comparable to Edwards.

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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

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    John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator Admits Relationship With Ex-Campaign Staffer

    Will their be as much outrage from the GOP and right wing as there was with John Edwards?

    Didn't this guy take to the Senate floor defending the sanctity of marriage?

    Why would he discriminate against gay marriage on one hand using the sanctity of marriage argument and the violate that same sanctity.

    Apparently he was "friends" with the womans husband, whom also worked for him.
    Our country is being raped by Washington politicians and we should care about their sex lives because?

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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Our country is being raped by Washington politicians and we should care about their sex lives because?
    Apparently they know where all the willing women are.

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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Another politician and another affair.... this couldn't fall more under the heading "I really couldn't care less" even if included a watching paint drying contest.
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