Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mark Souder is Completely Transparent

So Congressman Mark Souder is calling for Idaho Senator Larry Craig to resign after his run-in with police in an airport restroom sex sting operation. Of course I didn't hear Souder calling for Senator Vitter's ouster after he recently admitted to soliciting prostitutes.

So what's the biggest difference? Craig's arrest was for a homosexual encounter and Vitter's wasn't. Normally I'd say that was the deciding factor for a guy like Souder and I certainly wouldn't be sad to see a hypocrite like Craig resign. However, we have to remember that everything is uber-partisan with Souder and this is no exception. In Senator Craig's case his replacement would be appointed by a Republican governor while Vitter's would be appointed by a Democratic governor.

Someone might want to ask Souder about this double standard...

4 comments:

otto said...

I doubt if any journalist is gonna ask that question. Check out Glenn Greenwald's piece on Salon.com about the flip floppiness of the Republican Party on this issue. It is quite enlightening.

The Most Dangerous Blogger! said...

Souder is not standing up for morals and either is the GOP. This is nothing more than them being anti-gay. Souder is just on one of his fluff and mirror moral spoofs again.

AmericanWhiteGuy said...

Excellent point. Souder is unscrupulous, yet he keeps getting re-elected.

Damian said...

All I can say is, "Don't blame me, I voted for Hayhurst."