You can’t make this stuff up. Via Livewire:
In a statement, Kirsten Hughes, chairman of MassGOP, said that it’s “disgusting” that [Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA)] would “rub elbows” with [Eliot] Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.
“You are judged by the company you keep and it’s disgusting for Congressman Markey to rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes,” said Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman.“Instead of lining his campaign coffers with donations from the disgraced Eliot Spitzer, Markey should immediately cancel the fundraiser and denounce Spitzer’s abhorrent and unacceptable behavior. Anything short of a public condemnation and cancellation would send the wrong message to women everywhere.”
Did anyone on the right “keep company” with Newt Gingrich? How about David Vitter? Oh wait, Reince Priebus gave David Vitter a pass because “that’s a 5-year-old story.” (Spitzer resigned five years ago.)
All of those Republicans claimed they stood for “family values” (Spitzer didn’t). All of them are hypocrites. Did they “keep company” with other Republicans? Call me crazy, but I’m guessing they did.
Here’s a thought, Kirsten Hughes: If Mark Sanford can assert that if God forgives you, then cheating on your wife and lying to America shouldn’t matter any more, so can Eliot Spitzer.