Depravity knows no party lines.
Remember Wade Sanders? He was one of the "band of brothers"--Swift Boat veterans who supported John Kerry's presidential campaign and appeared onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention before Kerry's "reporting for duty" speech.
On the campaign trail, Sanders was one of Kerry's nastiest surrogates. In August 2004, he likened the president to a "trapped animal." In September, he compared Karl Rove and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth chief John O'Neill to Josef Goebbels. He repeatedly referred to the president and his men as "chicken hawks," an especially nasty term because it is slang for a child molester as well as a derisive term for a nonveteran who favors a strong defense.
Well, well, well! A man of such moral outrage and it turns out his own feet are made of clay!
Sanders acknowledged in court that he had "possessed computer files containing 600 images of minors, including a 21-minute video that depicted girls engaging in sex acts with an adult man."
He claims he was doing "research for an article", but decided to plead guilty since he "technically" was. Doesn't sound very much like the righteous indignation of the falsely accused, now, does it?
Perhaps the partisans who want to pretend that evil is the sole province of only one party will look at individuals like Sanders and Bernie Ward, and know that depravity transcends politics. If they ever come in contact with reality, anyway!
Hat tip James Taranto
Cross posted at Say Anything