posted on June 05, 2012 09:32
Suddenly the Republican chorus howling for justice has gone silent.
The chorus was in full cry for John Edwards, Mike Easley and Bev Perdue.
Now comes Charles Thomas. Like Edwards, Thomas held a position of public trust and power. Like Edwards, Thomas cheated on his wife. Like Edwards, Thomas’s wife had cancer.
Edwards was investigated and indicted for allegedly breaking campaign-finance laws to hide his affair.
Thomas resigned because he had an affair with a lobbyist. Did he do anything improper to help her in the legislature?
Edwards wasn’t convicted, but he was shamed. Everybody agrees he should disappear. Thomas, on the other hand, became a lobbyist.
Democrats wonder: Will there be an investigation?
And will the media push as hard now as it did then?