The Task Force sent a letter to Senators Boxer and Cornyn, chairs of the Senate ethics panel, to ask why they're investigating Larry Craig's indiscretions as an ethics violation and not David Vitter's. Both were Republicans, both admitted to sexual wrong-doing, but only one's being investigated. Could it be because Craig's sin involved another man? Matt Foreman thinks so:
We are writing to state the inherent contradiction between your treatment of allegations of ethical misconduct by Senator Larry Craig and Senator David Vitter and to insist that you open an investigation into Sen. Vitter’s conduct.
There is no explanation for the diametrically opposed responses to these two situations, other than hypocrisy tinged by homophobia. There are only two ways to resolve this: drop the investigation into Sen. Craig or investigate the allegations surrounding Sen. Vitter.
The argument points to a lot more than just homophobia. The Republican Party pushed Craig to resign but gave Vitter a standing ovation when they found out about each of their sexy, sexy sex crimes. Since Craig didn't resign, they're pushing for something, anything to distance themselves from him as far as they can.
So maybe it shouldn't be called the ethics panel, but instead the "sexual policing panel". It'd cut right to the point: they don't care at all about ethics in this case, just about making sure that everyone's having sex in the GOP-approved fashion.
And seeking affection and connection isn't a professional ethics matter anyway. Drop the investigation, Barb.