For John, BLUF: What is the line? "Let him who is without sin…?" Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Mr Orin Kerr, writing in the "Volokh Conspiracy" column in The Washington Post, "If I understand the history correctly…".
If I understand the history correctly, in the late 1990s, the President was impeached for lying about a sexual affair by a House of Representatives led by a man who was also then hiding a sexual affair, who was supposed to be replaced by another Congressman who stepped down when forced to reveal that he too was having a sexual affair, which led to the election of a new Speaker of the House who now has been indicted for lying about payments covering up his sexual contact with a boy.I guess the question is, should we be surprised?
I do admit to be a bit surprised and very disappointed. That is the problem with being hopeful. There is always someone out there to disappoint you.
Oh, and to be clear, we are talking about a string of Republicans here. Folks who sometimes claim to have a higher standard. And, assuming there are actually some folks down in DC, from either party, who have not cheated on their spouse, they will get tainted in this process.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff