Should California Congressman Gary Condit resign? Dulles NOW activists have agreed that, for now, the answer rests with his constituency. But the latest woman-related scandal raises other issues.
Once again, the Democratic party has fallen silent and Democrats have rallied protectively around another of the unsavory politicians they nurture and promote. Abbe Lowell, legal defender of Democratic misdeeds, has reemerged in the news. Democrat women elected or not are once more mute. The duplicitous Democrat-controlled "feminist" claque obediently sits by the sideline, waiting to be coached as always. Barely promoted head of NOW, the newly repackaged Kim Gandy has already demonstrated she was no more capable to stand up for women than before. With the exception of a few Republicans, the usually longwinded House of Representatives is quiet.
Once again, Americans are subjected to the same woman-hating diatribes Condit and his staff obviously copy from the nasty Clinton-Lewinsky blueprint. Some of the most ardent Clinton protectors have surfaced at his side. In the meantime, Chandra Levy's distraught parents have had to endure the cruel public attacks the married Condit does not hesitate to unleash against their missing child, a woman young enough to be his daughter and with whom he had an affair.
Of the few solid facts available, the fact that Gary Condit misled police in the early phase of the case, and continues to do so, is of no dispute. Possibly innocent of Levy's disappearance, he nevertheless behaves like a guilty man entangled in distortions and evasions. Yet, in spite of his clumsy stonewalling, enough evidence is available for many to conclude that he ought to be charged with lying to police (twice) and obstructing justice in the investigation of a missing person. So do we.
While Dulles NOW activists applaud Anne Marie Smith for the courage it took to come forward, we strongly urge local and federal law enforcement agencies to apply the full scope of the law against Congressman Condit without further delays.