Republicans: the Party of Infidelity in 2008
With that in mind I can't wait to see how the media covers the potential list of leading Republican candidates for the 2008 Presidential election. The Washington Monthly fires the first shot with its article entitled "High Infidelity", describing the liabilities of several GOPers and rehashing old Clinton bedroom politics.
Lurking just over the horizon are liabilities for three Republicans who have topped several national, independent polls for the GOP's favorite 2008 nominee: Sen. John McCain (affair, divorce), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (affair, divorce, affair, divorce), and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (divorce, affair, nasty divorce). Together, they form the most maritally challenged crop of presidential hopefuls in American political history.
While I believe the media goes too far most times in reporting private matters about candidates personal lives, in this case the issues is fair game in my book, since the Republicans claim to be the morally superior party and make an issue of social values. I guess I never learned that 11th commandment, "Thou shall not have affairs, unless you are a registered Republican".