Political insiders in Nevada and in the Senate said that Ensign decided to acknowledge the affair publicly after the husband of the woman he had been seeing asked him for a substantial sum of money.
Ensign described the affair Tuesday as “the worst thing I have ever done in my life.”
“If there was ever anything in my life that I could take back, this would be it. I take full responsibility for my actions,” he said.
Given the pressures of being a U.S. Senator, and the fact that he and his wife were estranged at the time of the affair, and that Ensign told his wife about the affair and ended it when they got back together....I still don't care.
You're a United State Senator. Until yesterday, you had aspirations to run for President. Keep it in your freaking pants!