Other conservatives have recently been brought down by sex scandals, including the governor of Alabama. Here in Oklahoma, a state legislator was ousted for sexual harassment after doing things like making his executive assistant go with him to strip clubs.
What can explain such behavior? I know, original sin. But surely simple decency, good manners, and common sense–the first use of the law–can restrain at least the most grotesque external expression of our inner lusts. What these men were accused of doing is certainly not “conservative” behavior. And it hurts the credibility of conservatives everywhere.
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