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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

John Ensign Was Right

A quote:

Marriage is an extremely important institution in this country and protecting it is, in my mind, worth the extraordinary step of amending our constitution.

And a fragment from a 1998 Senate campaign debate with Harry Reid:

Clear differences emerged during a series of questions from the audience. Ensign repeated his call for President Clinton's resignation in light of his admitted affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Reid called the affair immoral but said he would "keep an open mind" and let the process proceed before deciding whether to impeach Clinton.

And today:

Senator John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, on Tuesday admitted that he had an extramarital affair with a member of his campaign staff.

Mr. Ensign led the Republicans’ campaign efforts in 2008 and had been contemplating a run for president in 2012.

Note a rarity for Republican politicians: the staff member was a woman and not a minor. A married one, however. Her husband, too, worked for the Promise Keeping senator.

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