Chris Lee: The Next Republican Sex Scandal
Chris Lee is not a name most Americans knew yesterday. Sadly, though, everyone is about to hear and see a lot more of him than we wanted to. Starting now:
Mr. Lee is a Republican Congressman from the 26th District of New York. Gawker actually broke the story of how this married, pro-DADT, anti-abortion Congressman went prowling for women on Craigslist. Actually, I encourage you to click on that link, read the story (it's very quick; I promise) and get yourself caught up.
Now, I don't really want to resort to political gossip. But, I am reporting it on the Riot to highlight an ongoing problem. Politicians are complete idiots. Especially the ones that cheat on their spouses. Do they not realize that this is becoming cliche'? The family values Republican who gets caught up in a cheating scandal.
Congressman Lee by comparison hasn't really done too much in the way of 'Awful Terrible No Good Very Bad Cheaterman.' Other than, of course, being an awful terrible no good very bad cheaterman. Do people not know that the internet works both ways?
And yes...one can quickly and easily make the cookie cutter responses: How dare someone like that invalidate the love lives of other Americans when his is a sham. Blah blah blah. This is so old I don't even think this story will last the next 24-hour news cycle.
Why won't this story last? Well, the news broke today, and the Congressman resigned today. Yep, he knew what was good for him. I suppose Republicans are finally learning. When your sex scandal is exposed on a gossip site and then circles the globe faster than tweets about Lady Gaga's next single, your best bet is to just get while the getting is still good.
What's with folks these days?! Do they not realize they WILL be found out? Republican politicans, especially, that are so public about their pro-denying marriage and abortion rights stance, all these 'pro-family' folks, continue to invalidate the modern meaning of marriage and just piss the rest of us off.
Like I said, it's a cliche' and it's a bad one.
Love and Lyte,