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June 25, 2009
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The Ensign affair: Time to repent, not to quit

Politicians are no different than the average Joe, unless that Joe does some plumbing work on the side.

Nevada Sen. John Ensign wishes he had a plumber to stop the leak coming from his personal life after he revealed last week an extramarital affair with a staffer.

Sex scandals rock the political arena about once every six months, so it is no surprise that another politician came forward to admit his sins and ask for forgiveness. But we didn't expect the next politician to be coming from our own backyard.

From December 2007 to August 2008, Nevada's junior senator conducted …

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