This would be the same John Ensign who called for Larry Craig to resign over his alleged hijinks's in a Minneapolis airport. And the same John Ensign who called for Bill Clinton to resign over the Monica Lewinsky affair.
But it should, at the very least, re-open the longstanding debate over how much attention should be paid to a politician's personal life. And when it comes to this topic, Ensign's own record of denouncing the affairs and misconducts of other pols could come back to haunt him.
Nothing like another Republican hypocrite.
The Senator found Bill's actions to be embarrassing....
During the height of the scandal surrounding Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky, the Nevada Republican denounced the president's conduct as "an embarrassing moment for the country."
'I think we have to feel very sad for the American people and Hillary and Chelsea,' he said.
Weeks later, Ensign would call on Clinton to resign. "I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it's because of what he put his whole Cabinet through and what he has put the country through," he was quoted saying at the time. "He has no credibility left," he added.
It goes without saying Ensign is a big supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act and voted for the Marriage Amendment.
Needless to say, the Senator has no intentions of resigning, even with his doe-eyed wife Darlene standing by his side.