Here’s what I don’t get

If that Florida congressman was both an alcoholic AND had issues with underage girls, why did all his colleagues just turn and look the other way?  Is there truly no honor in politics?  Were they all just so stupid they didn’t see it?  If they can’t stand up on an issue as simple as this, what hope does this country have for its future?  It seems like congress has just become the place where everyone protects everyone else there as their first priority and constituent concerns come way down the hierarchy.