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02/01/2011 08:27 PM ID: 87756 Permalink   

Special Counsel Appointed to Investigate Senator Who Had Affair With Staff Member


A special counsel has been appointed by the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Sen. John Ensign´s affair with Cynthia Hampton, who was an employee in his political committee and one of his wife´s closest friends.

The committee made a bipartisan statement announcing that Carol Elder Bruce of K&L Gates will lead the investigation. Bruce is a veteran of white-collar criminal defense cases and will look into help Ensign gave Hampton´s husband in finding a job.

Ensign, a Nevada Republican, admitted the affair in 2009 and intends to run for re-election next year after the Department of Justice ruled that he didn´t break the law in helping Doug Hampton get a lobbying position.

    WebReporter: Ben_Reilly Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
  That´s the party of family values for you.  
Do what I say not what I do.

Dems are just as bad, but they don´t nearly hop the soapbox into the ivory tower nearly as much to cast down their "values".
  by: ukcn001XYZ   02/01/2011 08:56 PM     
  @ uk  
I don´t understand where this whole "politicians are all moral, family loving people" concept came from. Politicians are humans too. A lot are in marriages of convenience, because people try to hold them to unrealistic expectations.

We should just go back to the good ol days of JFK showing actresses the oval office while exploring their oval office.

Their personal life is their personal life. It´s their views on legislation that matter, not relationships.
  by: tizubythefizo   02/01/2011 09:22 PM     
  ^That´s fine...  
Long as the marketing comes with disclaimer:

*This republican senator advocates strong family values, but may "hike appalachian trails" from time to time -

Vote Mark Sanford for Republican Governor!
  by: ukcn001XYZ   02/01/2011 10:43 PM     
Tell me you´ve never heard GOP politicians campaigning on what wholesome, family-oriented people they are -- unlike their opponents.

Tell me you´ve never heard them take policy positions that marginalize gays because they´re so "pro-family" (as though the two concepts are mutually exclusive).

If you can honestly say you´ve never heard these things from GOP candidates, you get a pass. Otherwise, stop playing dumb.
  by: Ben_Reilly     02/01/2011 10:53 PM     
  @ Ben_Reilly  
its like how Pro family people are anti gay marriage and adoption. Surely pro family means you want more families so why not allow gay ones?

I also don´t buy the ´it´s their personal lives´ argument the gov´t has done everything possible to monitor and infringe on our personal lives. Good for the goose Good for the gander.
  by: veya_victaous     02/01/2011 11:18 PM     
Quote:Tell me you´ve never heard GOP politicians campaigning on what wholesome, family-oriented people they are -- unlike their opponents.

You are truly pathetic, why don´t you STFU.
Tell me you didn´t hear Bill Clinton redefine what is consider sex. Tell me you didn´t hear him lie on National TV.
Where were you when that was going down. JO to his speech.
  by: hellblazer     02/02/2011 04:14 AM     
  Whoa, whoa whoa,  
Dems gets free passes ´round here!!
  by: moxpearl   02/02/2011 05:20 PM     
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