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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    The media is aware that people LOVE juicy gossip. Now, here, apparently, and I haven't attempted to verify this information, the husband of the women with whom he had an affair was attempting to get money from Ensign for keeping it a secret. Ensign was put between a rock and a hard place.
    Why did you have to go and bring the blackmail aspect into this? I have been trying hard to avoid that part, since it ruins my crusade against the lack of privacy we give politicians in this particular case...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why did you have to go and bring the blackmail aspect into this? I have been trying hard to avoid that part, since it ruins my crusade against the lack of privacy we give politicians in this particular case...
    I fully support him in going public instead of giving in to blackmail.
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    Re: John Ensign Affair: GOP Senator admits relationship with ex-campaign staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why did you have to go and bring the blackmail aspect into this? I have been trying hard to avoid that part, since it ruins my crusade against the lack of privacy we give politicians in this particular case...
    ???

    Because it was a fact I read about in this situation. Are you joking or are you genuinely criticizing my bringing up a fact that I had no idea would ruin your crusade?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    ???

    Because it was a fact I read about in this situation. Are you joking or are you genuinely criticizing my bringing up a fact that I had no idea would ruin your crusade?

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    Joking.

    The whole privacy of public officials issue is an important one to me, and I started preaching it here before I understood the blackmail aspect. I was hoping to get away with it, but you, being a smart person(liberals are smart by definition) caught me at it.

    None of this changes my feelings on the privacy issue, but in this case, the blackmail kinda negates it to an extent.

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

    since were on "full disclosure"....I will be forthcoming....

    I've had 5 wives.......two of which were my own
    Ill keep my guns, torah, bible, and money.....you can keep the change

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Well, Kandahar, I have no respect for someone who has an affair with a married person. So even if I thought, "Well, he and his wife were separated," I would be reminded that the woman with whom he screwed around with was married herself. He is an asshole.
    Unless you're arguing that he forced his attentions on the woman, this is a non-argument. She chose to enjoy a man besides her husband--any moral indignation on that side of this soap opera goes to her not to Ensign.

    Besides, given that the husband opted for blackmail rather than a beatdown, it seems he's ok with letting other men enjoy his woman, so long as they are willing to pay the rental fee.

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Unless you're arguing that he forced his attentions on the woman, this is a non-argument. She chose to enjoy a man besides her husband--any moral indignation on that side of this soap opera goes to her not to Ensign.
    well, no. Just because it is not your marriage does not mean you should not respect it. As long as he knew she was married, he should also have known she was off limits.

    Course, that is just my opinion on that subject. I think some one for whom marriage vows mean so little that they will break them to cheat is no better or worse than some one who does not respect those vows in others, if you follow what I am saying.

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    well, no. Just because it is not your marriage does not mean you should not respect it. As long as he knew she was married, he should also have known she was off limits.
    The only thing that makes a woman "off limits" is a Smith & Wesson in the hands of the man to whom she belongs. A ring don't mean squat in that regard.

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    The only thing that makes a woman "off limits" is a Smith & Wesson in the hands of the man to whom she belongs. A ring don't mean squat in that regard.
    Woah! Testosterone overload there!

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Woah! Testosterone overload there!
    Just the reality of relationships.

    If a man wants to keep his woman, he needs to be taking steps to ensure no other man comes and takes her. If he doesn't, another man will come and take her.

    The only person who's a total loser in this soap opera is the husband. Going back for hush money makes him a pimp, not a man.

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