Yep. Now all the dirt is coming out about the HOLY ROLLER CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE, Senator John Ensign. And we can smell his stank all over.
The sex scandal engulfing Sen. John Ensign deepened Wednesday after his former mistress's husband revealed new details about the relationship, saying the Nevada Republican paid the woman more than $25,000 in severance when she stopped working for him.
Doug Hampton also provided a letter to the Las Vegas Sun that he claimed was a handwritten apology from Ensign to Cindy Hampton, a former treasurer for the senator's campaign committees. "I used you for my own pleasure," the letter reads, later adding. "Plain and simple it was a sin."
The letter and interview with the newspaper mark another embarrassment for Ensign, a 51-year-old Christian conservative who abruptly came forward last month and confessed to the affair. In addition, a severance payment could pose campaign finance and ethics issues for the Republican if the amount was not disclosed.
And the funny thing about this is that Senator Tom Coburn, another HOLY ROLLER, knew all about it and concealed all of this, encouraged Ensign to pay them off.
Hampton told the newspaper that he learned of the affair between his friend the senator and his wife when he discovered an incriminating text message. He also detailed a February 2008 meeting in which he, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and others encouraged Ensign to end the affair, as well as the working relationship with the Hamptons. Hampton said Coburn and others tried to encourage Ensign to compensate the couple and help them relocate.
"These men were the ones that said, 'What we need to do is get Doug Hampton's home paid for, and we need to get Doug Hampton some money. We need to get his family to Colorado,'" Hampton said in the interview, according to a transcript obtained by The Associated Press.
Makes one wonder what Coburn would do if he was CAUGHT UP.
Lastly, all these men getting caught with their pants down and then making their apology tours. It just all reeks of hypocrisy. The Republican Party needs to get away from the Party of Family Values, especially when you have one Senator (Vitter) purchasing the stuff in D.C. and New Orleans; a Governor (Sanford) going all the way to Argentina to get some; and now this Senator who paid his jumpoff to flee, but forgot about a scorned and pissed husband who was an aide in his office!!
Politics and sex can make for sexy stories, but when you are with a party that is known for shaking the finger when you have sinned, maybe that party needs to do away with the hypocrisy once and for all, since you can't even patrol your own team members.