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You may recall the Republican Revolution of 1994, when the Sons of Newt Gingrich swept into Washington promising reform and a return to morality in government. But it didn't really work out that way. Gingrich was soon to implode. And the GOP freshman class proved to be not so big on that whole marital fidelity deal.
Nevada Senator John Ensign and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford are the latest to fall from grace. Yet they follow a string of fellow moralists who've strayed from What Jesus Would Do, which is probably not sleep with the help. Politico chronicles their serial tumble from the high ground
In the 14 years since that star-crossed class arrived in Washington espousing an agenda that placed family values at its core, no less than a dozen of its members have been caught up in affairs, sex scandals or in messy separations and divorces from their spouses that, in more than a few instances, led to their political downfalls.