Democrats used to forgive wayward pols, and the GOP used to banish them. No more.
On sex scandals, Republicans and Democrats have switched places: Democrats used to forgive wayward pols, and the GOP used to banish them. No more.
Washington—A fall from grace of the sort experienced recently by Indiana's Mark Souder typically brings smiles to the faces of liberals weary of moralistic religious types who preach one thing and do another. But I took no pleasure in Souder's resignation from Congress last week after it was revealed that the conservative evangelical Republican had an affair with a part-time staff member. I always thought he was the real deal, both serious and thoughtful in his approach to religious and political questions.