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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

GOP congressman to step down due to his own sex scandal

Just days after winning his Republican primary, Indiana congressman Mark Souder has to resign now that news of his affair with a staffer has come out.

Politics seems to draw these sleazes, doesn't it? Maybe no more so than other careers, but at least we don't get as many sanctimonious pronouncements on morals from your average adulterer.

Well, at least Souder had the grace not to force his wife of 30 years to stand bravely by his side while he announced his shame at cheating on her. Maybe that is a deplorable custom which will die away.

Yuck: Souder did a pro-abstinence video with the woman purported to be his mistress.


tfhr said...

Good riddance - the creep had been in Congress way too long to begin with - TERM LIMITS!

Rick Caird said...

Interesting question on whether politics draws "sleazes". I suspect most of these people do not start out as sleazes. They may have a propensity toward it, but normal life keeps it mostly under control.

However, politics brings out the sleaze and corruption factor. Power and synchophants provide the impetus. It is amazing how many people in the public eye think they can get away with sleazy things forever. Ask Dodd and Tiger.