Now, some would argue that the reason conservative Republicans are often involved in lurid scandals, despite their "family values," is that they are white. But, I don't think that. I don't think you can generalize about people based on their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. I know others in this forum disagree. So the question is, Why are so many conservatives involved in sordid affairs? Is conservatism often a cover for bad behavior? Are many conservatives mentally ill, suffering split personalities? Are family values just a political axe with no real meaning? Did conservative leaders use family values to lure and bait the ignorant into believing they were superior to others? Or does it have to do with race? House of Pain: GOP's Class of '94 - Yahoo! News While it's true that there have been some scandals with Democrats, the difference is that Democrats do not try to legislate family values and do not condemn people for personal bad behavior to the extent of the family values crowd? How do conservatives live with their hypocrisy? Or do they think that the Senate should expel Craig, Ensign, and Vitter, and that Sanford should be impeached in SC?