Ah, well, this gets more interesting by the minute. It would seem that this was not a simple one-time lapse on the part of Rep. Souder but an ongoing affair. The rumors have been circulating for years about this pair but they denied it and were actually pretty discrete (if one can count trysts in the local state parks as discrete).
I must be channeling Alice Roosevelt Longworth today or something.
At any rate, I'm old enough not to expect good behavior out of anyone, seeing as how we're all human, but Souder was downright annoying with his holier-than-thou attitude. I know he's a conservative, but Jeez, walk the walk a little, Bub.
I gotta agree with djones on this one. I know Souder and he's only sorry he got caught. Watching his speech brought back memories of Jimmy Swaggart.
Hypocritical is Al Gore telling us that we should travel less and when we do travel - do so fuel efficiently when he then travels in a cavalcade of SUVs and on private planes and then defends doing so. It's not just enough that he does not practice what he preaches - that's being disingenuous - but there must be an actual falseness. THAT BEING SAID - If this affair is as long term as some claim - he's pushing well into the realm of hypocrisy.Hypocrisy -
n., pl., -sies.
n. [L. hypocrisis; Gr. simulation; to feign; to separate, discern or judge.]
1. Simulation; a feigning to be what one is not; or dissimulation, a concealment of one's real character or motives. More generally, hypocrisy is simulation, or the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion.
If everyone who fooled around on their sposed had to resign, I think I'd be running the world, and there would be no problem finding jobs in this economy.
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