Monday, May 16, 2011

Tulsa's Top Story: Sen. Tom Coburn's Role in the John Ensign Scandal

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is taking it on the chin in the John Ensign sex scandal.

That's AT's conclusion based on the most read story in the online edition of the Tulsa World. We see in today's print edition (yes, we still like the old-fashioned paper edition) that the "Coburn entangled" story was the paper's top story over the last 24 hours. 

Given that fact, we checked comments on the World's Coburn story and—yikes!—it's ugly. Yes, there are a few Coburn defenders out there, but not many.

Mostly, the comments are pointed jabs at the senator and his ties to Ensign and the GOP gang at the infamous C Street house, a kind of Super-Christian Congressional bunk house that was supposed to promote piety and high ethical standards. 

That hasn't worked out so well. Thanks to Ensign and a couple of other C Street bad boys, the enterprise has been mired in sexual scandal.

From what we can tell, Sen. Coburn got involved in the Ensign scandal by trying to help out some of his buddies. In the future, Coburn might want to remember this aphorism: No good deed goes unpunished.

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