Congressman Anthony Weiner joins the long line of men in public office who have risked their families and careers for sexual indiscretions. Maybe it’s time for politicians to have a little sex ed.
Charging fallen politicians with hypocrisy fundamentally misses the point that has been in dispute during the culture wars.
What’s worse: Adultery or hypocrisy? Campbell Brown of CNN raised this question Wednesday on her show in
regard to Republican Senator John Ensign’s affair. My vote is on hypocrisy, a particular speciality of the Republican right.
We should not let our disgust for the hypocrisy or lawbreaking be interpreted as disgust for the sexual expression.