I had not commented on the latest “family values” Republican to get caught up in a sex scandal simply because — well — it has ceased to be interesting. It happens so often that it hardly seems worthy of comment. As the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank put it:
When was it, exactly, that the Republican revolution merged with the sexual revolution?
With each passing year, the class notes for the famous House Republicans Class of ‘94 get more lurid. The latest entry was submitted Tuesday morning by Rep. Mark Souder (Ind.).
“I sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff,” he announced in a resignation statement.
I gave myself a pat on the back for passing on this one even though Souder had made it so easy: Not only did he have an affair with his mistress, but the two made a video touting abstinence. Really. You can’t make this stuff up.
But the comments about Souder from the Concerned Women for America, a rightwing