In (yet another) Republican sex scandal, Representative Mark Souder will be resigning after admitting to an affair with a staff member. In what is certainly not a surprise, Souder was one of those big–time “family values” types.
The real problem here isn’t necessarily the fact that he was a “family values” type or was a Republican; there is no particular reason for Democrats to have fewer affairs, and if he wants to live the exemplary life he preaches no one is stopping him. No, the real problem is the hypocritical, holier–than–thouism of someone who didn’t practice what he preaches. If you make your political career on “family values”, you had better follow them yourself.
And who was this staffer Souder had his affair with? Her name is Tracy Jackson. She and Souder appeared in a video together, advocating (wait for it) abstinence–only sex education.
Conservatives sure are funny.