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Honor in Politics?

By on 5.18.10 | 2:57PM

Exhibit A: the behavior of Democrat candidate Blumenthal vs. that of Republican Congressman Souder.

Two men scandalized. The married Republican Congressman admits to an affair with a female staffer. The Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, though outed for lying about his service in Vietnam, admits to nothing.

The difference, as per usual, is that the Republican resigns while the Democrat stays on, parsing words and spinning.

If past is prologue, Blumenthal will keep fighting, until resigning moves from a matter of honor to convenience.

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