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Another Democrat chokes on his hypocrisy

Down here in Florida, the Tim Mahoney saga rolls on under circumstances that must have Republicans giggling in an election season where there hasn’t been much for them to cheer save Sarah Palin.

I mean, for a political observer like myself, it’s priceless, and I’m a Democrat. Here’s a guy – a Democrat – who won in a brutally gerrymandered, mostly Republican district after the incumbent, Mark Foley, had to drop out after word came of messages he sent to pages. Mahoney campaigned as a mid-state conservative Democrat with the usual quiver of “family values” stands, and he turns out to have had an affair with a campaign staffer. (See The Palm Beach Post for the dirt. Also see Talking Points Memo.)

He paid her to keep her mouth shut, but the story has emerged.

Add Mahoney to the roll call of Democrats’ shame: Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards and now Tim Mahoney.

Will they ever learn?

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October 14, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , ,

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