A snarky quote from Robert Stacy McCain in both brutally to the point and hysterical at the same time:
Let me explain something: If you want to be a member of Congress and screw around, join the Democratic Party. You can screw around all you want and no problem, if you’re a Democrat. But you can’t do that and be a Republican member of Congress.
It’s obvious to me that if Lee had been a Democrat, this would have been met with a collective yawn from the media, if it came to light at all. But Lee is not a Democrat, so it becomes international news. The europeans must be laughing themselves silly at the sheer prudeness of it all.
That said, Lee was stupid. You can’t be a public figure and a private leech. (Unless you are a Democrat, in which case the media will be help you hide the bodies.) What’s even more hilarious/pathetic is that Lee sponsored legislation to promote warning teenagers about the dangers of the internet. Seems like he should have read his own promotional material!