Two months ago, Rush Limbaugh announced that because he is "so rarely wrong," when he makes the "tiniest of faux pas...it is like a tsunami." He lamented that he gets a bunch of phone calls and emails and that he needs to quickly correct himself so he can get on with his job.
Well, I'm really looking forward to this correction.
Today on his show, while discussing the news that Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) is resigning after admitting to an affair with a staffer, Limbaugh laughably claimed that "our guys resign" when they are caught having affairs, and they don't view it as a "resume enhancement."
Mark Sanford, Republican Governor from South Carolina, made headlines last year after he mysteriously disappeared for several days. While his staff initially claimed he was "hiking the Appalachian Trail," it turned out Sanford was actually cavorting with his mistress in Argentina.
Sanford hasn't resigned.
John Ensign, Republican Senator from Nevada, admitted last year that he had a months-long affair with a campaign aide. Added ethical bonus: Politico reported in January that the FBI "have begun what appears to be a preliminary criminal investigation" into events surrounding Ensign's affair, and already grand jury subpoenas have been issued.
Ensign hasn't resigned.
David Vitter, Republican Senator from Louisiana, admitted to a "serious sin" in 2007 after his phone number turned up in the records of the DC Madam, who was accused of running a prostitution ring. Records showed that five calls were placed to David Vitter's cell phone while he was a House member. CBS reported that two of those calls took place "while roll call votes were under way."
Vitter hasn't resigned.
I'm sure Limbaugh will be forthcoming with his correction.
- Rush Limbaugh