Another Republican Falls To A Sex Scandal
Utah’s House majority leader Kevin Garn resigned his position on Saturday two days after he acknowledged that he paid money to a woman to keep mum on hot tub incidents that happened in 1984 and '85.
Garn’s problem ensued when Cheryl Maher started calling local news media to tell them about being naked with him in a bathtub when she was 15. This is not the first time Maher had blackmailed Garn. In 2002, when Garn made a bid for a congressional seat, Maher contacted local news media. To keep her silent Garn paid her $150,000, and she signed a confidentiality agreement.
Now what is this matter of Republican politicians, who live and die in the name of conservative family values and moral issues, dropping like flies on sex scandals?
Last year Nevada senator John Ensign admitted having an affair with a former staff member. Then it was South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a model family man who was found cheating on his wife.
In July 2007, David Vitter, a senator from Louisiana apologized when his phone number was found in an escort service record book. In June 2007, Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was arrested in Minneapolis airport for making advance to a man.
They are only a handful from the long list of Republicans with sex scandals.
Democrats are supposed to be “godless socialists” without any “moral values,” but how can we expect such behavior from the God-fearing conservative family men?
Admitting that Garn's scandal is damaging, Dave Hansen, the Utah Republican Party Chairman, expressed confidence that the party will bounce back since Republicans have strong support in Utah.
Scream the three Gs from the roof top — God, gays and guns — and every thing will be hunky-dory again.