Ensign Pullover Resigns

April 21st, 2011

A follow up to our earlier Ensign pieces, inspired by Nevada Sen. John Ensign to resign (WashingtonPost.com 4/21/11 18:32).


“While I stand behind my firm belief that I have not violated any law, rule, or standard of conduct of the Senate, and I have fought to prove this publicly, I will not continue to subject my family, my constituents, or the Senate to any further rounds of investigation, depositions, drawn out proceedings, or especially public hearings.  For my family and me, this continued personal cost is simply too great..” – Sen. Ensign’s letter of resignation from the Senate
“Resigning would be admitting guilt.” – Sen. Ensign when he announced last month that he wouldn’t run again in 2012

I first wrote about Sen. Ensign 1.5 years ago.

So how, John, did that 1.5 years go?

The Senate Ethics Committee spent it investigating your legal and ethical violations

(I know, you’ve strenuously denied all the allegations).

Now, with the Committee moving towards a decision,

You’ve resigned, while still maintaining the “I’m innocent” position.

How about I jog your recollection

About what you said when you announced you wouldn’t run for reelection?


My titular reference is of course to Ensign Pullver in the classic movie Mr. Roberts. Like in the scene, you can’t run away anymore, Mr. Ensign.

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