So we have had any number of sleazy, hypocritical Republican congressman who claimed family values for themselves, while behaving privately in ways as bad or worse than those they publicly condemned across the aisle. You never saw John Boehner or Eric Cantor or Mitch McConnell, or any of the others who have been howling for Weiner to resign calling for the resignation over the more serious misconduct of their political colleagues on the right.
Here is John Boehner demanding that Congressman Weiner resign for essentially talking dirty and sending naughty photos of himself - which was, I fully admit a bad thing. But Weiner simply talked and sent pictures; he did not meet the women to whom he sent the tweets, sexting messages, or photos, or engage in sex with anyone other than his wife.
There are rumors now that there is a similar scandal, a more serious scandal that is going to hit the news, or so the word is from the National Enquirer. I wouldn't ordinarily consider the Enquirer a news source, except that they DID break the story on John Edwards. So this scandal IS a very real possibility, and this is not the first I have heard these rumors. I only call our readers' attention to them NOW so that they can keep in the front of their attention the behavior on the right about Weiner, IF and/or when this story does officially break about a Boehner infidelities. Mrs. Boehner neither confirms or denies the accusation. I have to admit that the absence of a denial from either Mrs. Boehner or the women seems.....curious.
This story was hot back in freezing February. I wonder if or when something new might occur? And if it does.......will Boehner and the Republicans be hypocrites, or act as they speak?
I have long been critical of the special interest money that Boehner takes, including his handing out checks from the Tobacco industry on the floor of the house for what could be argued are payoffs to politicians for voting favorably for an industry in return. So, while I hope to be pleasantly surprised, I'm not holding my breath that Boehner or his colleagues will behave as ethically as they demand from others. Want to bet there will be a double standard in play? No?
The real life soap opera that is politics; make a bowl of popcorn, sit back and watch the fireworks explode.