Republican “moral values” hypocrites, part 248

Judith Regan, moral hypocrite.

You may have heard that Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik recently took his name out of the running for head of Homeland Security. One of the reasons being cited was his possible employ of an illegal immigrant.

But there are a couple of other problems that may be the real reason he pulled his name from the running… one of them being some questions about financial problems, and where some of his income came from.

The other reason being that Kerik, who is married with two kids, had been carrying on two extramarital affairs simutaneously. One of them with a subordinate in his employ, and the other with Judith Regan, a Republican head of a publishing company, and sometime political pundit.

Check out a few of the things that Regan had to say about the sanctity of marriage while she was busy doing it with a married man:

REGAN: You know, look at Monica Lewinsky talking about being suicidal, being on antidepressants, you know, gaining this huge amount of weight. This is clearly a woman who has suffered and is suffering inside because she has no depth of feeling and no morality whatsoever. And so, I decided, after being involved in this ugly negotiation, which I found morally reprehensible, that we should make fun of the whole thing, and we should make a comment about the amorality of everybody.

REGAN: I don’t know. I mean, I think that they’re going to move forward here, and I think it’s alarming to me that the country is not concerned about having an amoral man in the White House.

REGAN: I said, “You know what? There’s a really great morality tale here with a great, great moral lesson,” and nobody’s really said that.

REGAN: Well, partially, but it’s also an “amorality tale” because the one thing that’s missing from “Monica’s Story” is, you know, deep thinking about her own amorality, which we saw — was in ample evidence during the Barbara Walters love fest the other night. I mean, here’s a woman who clearly knows a lot about sex, but knows nothing about right and wrong.

REGAN: You know, the amorality tale, “Monica’s Untold Story,” is about her amorality, and the amorality of all of the people in this ugly story. But one of the things that was remarkable about her two hours is her utter lack of sincere remorse. And in that case, I would say she is a true soulmate of Bill Clinton because the two of them — she learned a lot about spinning. She learned a lot about publicity. You know, she learned a lot about changing her image. And she tried to do another Barbara Walters show, but I don’t know if America’s buying it. I’m sure not.

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Shamelessly borrowed from Atrios, with some additions:
Monday, 10/06/2004:

Bush introduced Mike and Sharla Hintz, a couple from Clive, whom he said benefited from his tax plan.
Last year, because of the enhanced the child tax credit, they received an extra $1,600 in their tax refund, Bush said. With other tax cuts in the bill, they saved $2,800 on their income taxes.

They used the money to buy a wood-burning stove to more efficiently heat their home, made some home improvements and went on a vacation to Minnesota, the president said.

“Next year, maybe they’ll want to come to Texas,” Bush quipped.

Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, said the tax cuts also gave him additional money to use for health care.

He said he supports Bush’s values.

“The American people are starting to see what kind of leader President Bush is. People know where he stands,” he said.

“Where we are in this world, with not just the war on terror, but with the war with our culture that’s going on, I think we need a man that is going to be in the White House like President Bush, that’s going to stand by what he believes.

And Tuesday, 12/07/2004:

A Des Moines youth pastor is charged with the sexual exploitation of a child.

KCCI learned that the married father of four recently turned himself in to Johnston police.

Rev. Mike Hintz was fired from the First Assembly of God Church, located at 2725 Merle Hay Road, on Oct. 30. Hintz was the youth pastor there for three years.

Police said he started an affair with a 17-year-old in the church youth group this spring.

More on the incredibly moral Mike Hintz:

Special Guest speaker for the event is Pastor Mike Hintz from Des Moines First Assembly of God and a 1993 graduate of Trinity Bible College. Mike has worked with teenagers for the past eleven years. What he really loves about working with youth is seeing God take them out of their comfort zone and radically change the way they see God. One of his biggest passions is taking groups on missions trips.

Mike’s vision for youth ministry is seeing God raise up young men and women of uncommon character who walk in awe of God and ignite spiritual transformation in their communities. He will also take time to share some of his unique methods of ministering to the youth of this generation.

UPDATE: Check out the White House press release on Bush’s visit with the Hintz family, along with a spiffy picture of Bush next to his pal, child abuser/adulterer Mike Hintz.

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