Democrat who gets caught a-whoring: maybe a slap on the wrist and some press time in the local rags.
Republican who gets caught a-whoring: demands for resignations, witch hunts, and public crucifixions in the press.
Both are bad, mind you...but the same standards should be held for all.
I agree with Upper Canadian's response to this post by alpha.
There were two "Love Guv"s:
1.) NY Gov. Elliott Spitzer
2.) SC Gov. Mark Sanford
Spitzer was brutally hounded by the media and forced by the Democratic party to resign.
Sanford was given a pass by the media and the Repub party allowed him to stay in office and finish his term.
(And, FYI - Sanford lied about his mistress to the people of SC and made up shit about some hiking trip, when he was really in South America banging his mistress on the taxpayer dime. So, it was more than just cheating.)
Arnold cheats on his wife with hundreds of other women and that just makes him a bit of a rogue according to Repubs - and they elect him Gov. of CA.
Arnold bangs and impregnates his housekeeper in his own home behind the backs of his wife and children, and Repubs say that a person's personal life shouldn't be dragged out into the public.
But this Weiner nonsense comes along and suddenly the Repubs get back up on their high horses and start making moral judgements?
Can you say HYPOCRITE?
And say it LOUD!