Ensign's Senate Prospects Grow Cloudy

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    Oh my, Ensign's in big trouble it seems. Tom Coburn is in trouble for lying to protect Ensign, as well.

    Ensign's Senate Prospects Grow Cloudy - WSJ.com

    By NAFTALI BENDAVID

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign's future grew more unsettled Friday as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to offer his support or express confidence in the embattled Nevada Republican, following additional fallout from Mr. Ensign's affair with a staffer.

    Asked if Mr. Ensign could be an effective senator in light of ethical questions raised by the New York Times Friday, Mr. McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said only: "Sen. Ensign continues to serve. He's a member of the Finance Committee, been active in the discussions there."

    Mr. Ensign acknowledged in June that he had an affair with Cynthia Hampton, a campaign aide and the wife of Douglas Hampton, who worked in Mr. Ensign's Senate office. The Hamptons were longtime friends of the senator and his wife.

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    Friday's Times article, relying in part on interviews with Mr. Hampton, suggested Mr. Ensign's transgressions had gone beyond a private extramarital affair and possibly violated ethics rules.
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    Ensign embarrasses the GOP | Midwest Voices

    Ensign Embarrasses the GOP

    Ensign embarrasses the GOP
    By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist

    As the GOP trumpets its moral authority with Americans on health care, Sen. John Ensign's problems are weighing Republicans down big-time.

    In fact, Ensign has become a downright embarrassment for the GOP.

    Now it appears both the Senate Ethics Committee and the Justice Department will probe whether Ensign violated the law in trying to conceal the affair he had with the wife of an aide.

    Ensign reportedly helped a former top aide, Douglas Hampton, with lobbying the Nevada Republican's office after Hampton quit.

    Hampton was supposed to obey a one-year ban on lobbying. But The New York Times reported this week that that didn't happen -- and that Ensign knew about it.


    A defiant Ensign has refused to comment much on the allegations.

    But the problems weigh down on Ensign -- and the GOP -- especially because he is one of the key senate voices handling health care reform.
     
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    The Republians have become so boring, with their pretenses at being the moral arbiters of the country, when, truth be told, they carouse in the muck, like the scum that they are.

    And Cynthia, well, since he is an Adulterer, so is she, the nasty slut!

    Perhaps she can sign on at the Bunny Ranch!
     
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    Repugnant Republican not just tossed but shoved under the bus by his own, wooooweeeeee!
     
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    Perhaps, Contessa you need someone to softly blow on your ear and whisper sweet nothings. Not that I'm offering but your intensity is..... rather.... beguiling. :whip:..seem familiar
     
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    This is freaking Nevada you know. Home of legalized prostitution. Is there anyone there that hasn't cheated on their spouse?
     

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