Sen. Ensign says he's resigning next month
April 21st, 2011
07:00 PM ET

Sen. Ensign says he's resigning next month

U.S. Sen. John Ensign, a Nevada Republican who is under an ethics investigation by the Senate, announced Thursday that he will resign his seat on May 3.

Ensign (pictured) had previously said he would not run for re-election in 2012 following revelations that he had an affair with a female aide who was the wife of another top aide, and that his parents subsequently gave money to the aides' family.

"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," Ensign said in a statement. "For my family and me, this continued personal cost is simply too great."

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  1. banasy

    Agreed, raven. Tongue action is always good, too. 😉

    April 21, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    @ole lady:
    Not sure if that was the real Cesar or not...his name got hijacked first.
    In any case, he was my first friend here, and I miss him the original RUFFNUTT, too. The guy that posts all the thugs in washington stuff isn't really him.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    Exactly ! But what about the poor couple where hes micropenis and shes super vaj?

    April 21, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    Well, can u picture it, sista? Unfortunately, I can!

    April 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    I miss the real Ruff too.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ ole lady.... Do you mean you saw Cesar drowning in the Hudson, if so why didn't go in to save him? lolololol , don't worry he once said he doesn't need any fking ppl to protect him.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Helloooooo. Helllooooo.
    That's when Colonel Lingus gets called into action!

    April 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    I remember when he said that, Jazzy. I don't know if that was him, either, he's not usually so abrupt with you.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. raven

    Yes, its indelibly etched into my brain now . Hope I dont accidentally thinka that next time my guys feelin frisky! y know how when ya try NOT ta thinka somethin ??

    April 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzzz

    No he is acting like an AZZZZZ right now and I won't be around for that , it really hurts and he knows I want to be his friend but that's ok I am strong. I've been there before and after this that door is CLOSED now.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    @raven: what happens when mushroom gets stuck in super vaj? Is it like an open umbrella?

    April 21, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ole Lady

    Well he didn't sound well he wasn't speaking to nicely and I asked him if he took his meds. And then I couldn't blog anymore on that article so I browsed on home page and found the humor on mens in securities.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ Raven , sorry HELLO. Be happy dont worry be happy, hehehe

    April 21, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    @Jazzy: you know him better than I...I'm sorry he's being an ass towards you.

    @raven: you can thank me later when you burst into laughter when the frisky thang turns into comicfest...

    April 21, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ole Lady

    @banasy. It sure makes a funny sound coming out though.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
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