And why is that?
Well for one thing, Republicans, right about now, are whistling tuneless songs and staring up in the sky, so they’re too busy to jump up on tables demanding his head the way they all righteously demanded the resignation of Bill Clinton in 1998 for his dalliance with Monica Lewinsky.
And among their number was John Ensign who was running to unseat Harry Reid back then.
From Think Progress:
“I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it’s because of what he put his whole Cabinet through and what he has put the country through,” Ensign said Thursday, becoming the first member of the Nevada delegation to call for Clinton to quit. “He has no credibility left.”
I think it’s interesting that the reason he gives has nothing to do with morality – Ensign is ironically a member of the evangelical group Promise Keepers whose homepage is here, However in my previous attempts at logging onto the page it was a blank page, but not the other listed links like this one: The Seven Promises (take a look at Promise 3). Oh, by the way, here is the cached home page of Promise Keepers in case they blank out the site again.
So do I think Ensign should resign? Obviously from the title of this post, yes. Is it because the man is a philanderer? Not a chance. He’s a human being. Humans make bad choices. Humans break promises all the time.
It’s because he is a complete unprincipled hypocrite.