C Street golden boy, Senator Ensign’s farewell

As Uganda might move forward with the hateful, judgmental and arrogant “Kill the gays” bill, let’s not forget the influence the creepy C Street organization “The Family” had on crafting that legislation. Also, it almost went unnoticed that one of their golden boys, Senator Ensign, has had to say goodbye to his Senate career for shtupping his ex-campaign treasurer’s wife then, allegedly attempting a payoff and cover-up.

Many once considered Mr. Ensign a rising star in the Republican Party. But the two-term senator announced last month he would resign May 3 amid a widening investigation related to an affair with the wife of a former top aide. He had already announced in March that he would not run for a new term in 2012.

“While I stand behind my firm belief that I have not violated any law, rule, or standard of conduct of the Senate, and I have fought to prove this publicly, I will not continue to subject my family, my constituents, or the Senate to any further rounds of investigation, depositions, drawn out proceedings, or especially public hearings,” he said in a statement on the day he announced his resignation.

“When I first arrived in the Senate, I met some people who were so caught up in their self-importance that arrogance literally dripped from them,” said Mr. Ensign, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and red tie. “Unfortunately I was blind to how arrogant and self-centered I had become.”

Ah, those “Family Values” conservative politicians never cease to amaze us with their arrogant hypocrisy, huh? It is also rich how the article pointed out Ensign hoped his legislative record would speak for him after he was gone. I sincerely doubt it, Senator Ensign, but your influence via C Street is speaking for you in Uganda.

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