Over on the Republican side, we have yet another entrant in the long line of "family values" politicians who is married yet also having an affair—Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana. Frankly, the Republicans have elevated the "Sex—Bad for You, Great for Me!" two-step to such a high level, it truly has become an art form. To get any attention in this field of master hypocrites, one really has to turn in a virtuoso performance. Well, the married Rep. Souder has done just that, filming a video proclaiming the virtues of abstinence ... with his also-married mistress serving as co-host!
Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN):
Abstinence Advocate Unclear on the Concept
Now over on the Democratic side, we find Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Chris Dodd. Apparently, Mr. Blumenthal has made it habit to obfuscate his military service record, suggesting (or allowing others to suggest) he was a military veteran who had served in Vietnam, when in fact he received five deferments before landing a cushy Marine Reserve posting safely stateside. Mr. Blumenthal has particularly made it a point to cultivate this unearned reputation as a military veteran ... while attending military and veterans events!
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
"Military Veteran" Unclear on the Concept
In unrelated news, hypocritical politicians will join the Offical crAAKKer Taserlist (TM).