We haven't had a good sex scandal in a while. So (former) Rep Christopher Lee (R-NY) - one of those abundant Northeast Republicans - decided to fix that, by lookin' for some love on Craigslist.
It's barely worth commenting on the complete idiocy of a married father doing this...or the fact that Republicans desperately need to stay away from such scandals...or wondering why the lesson is so difficult to learn, that when someone embarks on such foolhardy behavior they will ALWAYS be discovered.
However-and this is NOT to be construed as a defense of the former Congressman-unlike the torturous press conferences Mark Sanford put us through, or the embarrassing tales that spilled out of Eric Massa's mouth every day for a week or two, this story broke around lunchtime yesterday. By dinner, he'd resigned. Either there's more to the story that he was trying to contain, or the House leadership put the hammer down (I hope it was the latter).
And today, barely a mention of the guy. Don't know if he was an effective Congressman, but he knew how to handle an embarrassing sex scandal. If he stays in Washington, he may have a future in consulting on such matters...