Let it not be said that I only lambast Republicans for being hypocrites — today there’s Elliot Spitzer. Perhaps this news is all the more shocking because he’s a) a Democrat and b) known for rooting out corruption and prosecuting prostitution rings. If he’d been a long-time incumbent Republican, we probably would have waggled a finger and sighed because, well, we’d have expected it.
Still, the finger of hypocrisy still points at Republicans, because of this little comment:
The Republican Governors Association has called on Spitzer to resign to “allow the people of New York to pursue honest leadership.”
“The American people are tired of corrupt and hypocritical politicians. The governor of New York is just another in the long list of politicians that have failed their constituents,” Nick Ayers, RGA Executive Director, said in a statement.
Um, Nick… ever heard of glass houses? That long list to which you refer is made up almost exclusively of Republican politicians.
Update, March 11: I’m endlessly amused by the Republicans who are suddenly outraged, I tell you! about a politician in a sex scandal, calling for his resignation and threatening impeachment. I have never seen such a brazen display of hypocrisy, and that’s saying something. Yes, I think Spitzer should resign in disgrace, which is exactly what I think the thousands of Republicans who were in the same situation should have done. But for the party of scandal to point fingers with such angelic faces is both hilarious and disgusting.