Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Republican Hypocrisy, Exhibit 38,910,382

Republican leaders in New York are begging Vito Fossella to run for reelection to the House in his Staten Island district.

For those of you who don't remember, earlier this year Fossella was busted for drunk driving and was exposed for having a second family on the side.

But of course, actual social and sexual behavior doesn't matter to Republicans, despite everything they say. It's about which side of the fence you are on. So Eliot Spitzer has to resign in embarrassment. Bill Clinton is impeached. But Newt Gingrich is a Republican hero. David Vitter is still in the Senate (and he also purchased the services of prostitutes, the same thing Spitzer had to resign for).

Fossella rightfully decided not to run for reelection. But Republicans are about to lose the seat, which they have held for 30 years. So they've decided to throw the narrow thread of decency they were barely holding on to into the wind and beg Fossella to run.

No doubt, traditional family values would be a core part of his platform.