The one thing that ties the Mark Folley, David Vitter and Larry Craig sex scandals together (aside from their party affiliation) is that none of them were actually caught in the act. They didn’t even have their pants down.
Who ever heard of sex scandals without sex?
If I were the American people, I’d be totally sick of sexless Republican sex scandals by now.
The GOP needs to shape up.
Starting with Larry Craig. Even the moral conservatives ought to be able to recognize that a gay sex scandal without gay sex is even more abnormal than gay sex. I mean really. It’s just plain weird. Couldn’t the guy have at least managed to get caught in a gay bathhhouse or something, like a normal homosexual?
So, even though it’s counterintuitive and against my usual instincts, my advice right now to Larry Craig boils down to two words: COME OUT.
Plus, there’s an additional advantage. If he “comes out,” the moralists can always offer to “treat” him.
As Eric points out, shame is a losing proposition … to the Republicans only.