WASHINGTON – It's just about the last thing the beleaguered Republican Party needed: a Christian conservative with national aspirations admitting to an extramarital affair with an ex-staffer.
Add Nevada Sen. John Ensign's infidelity admission to an ever-growing list of woes for the out-of-power GOP.
One senator's predicament hardly condemns an entire party. But the episode is an unwelcome distraction as the Republicans, their ranks shrinking, seek a turnaround after disastrous losses in consecutive national elections.
Since President Barack Obama took office, Republicans have struggled to counter his popularity and the Democrats' command of Congress.
Federal records showed that she was on his political payroll and received a promotion and a pay raise around the time he said the affair began in late 2007
Asked by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I stopped expecting perfection from mere humans when Obummer got voted in.
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:49 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
I don't expect politicians to be infallible, that includes Rethuglicans..I mean Republicans (That was for my fans)
It's not illegal to sleep with a staffer, and his morality is not an issue I care to debate. Now if it turns out that he's broken any laws like using campaign or state funds to take out this woman that's a different story.
I don't see this hurting the Republican Party, infedility is not a nail in any politicians coffin these days, and beides the Right is doing a pretty good job losing voters without the help of Sen. John Ensign :)
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