The sudden resignation of New York Representative Christopher Lee, coming approximately 15 seconds after it was discovered he, a married man, had responded to a personals ad on Craigslist by sending the woman who placed the ad a shirtless picture of himself, is big news today. Are people sick of hearing about Egypt already? Because I fail to see how a sex scandal involving a Republican politician is worth getting excited about at this point. Besides, Lee got caught before he could do anything too awful (so far as we know).
I mean, yes, what he did was bad. Going behind the back of your partner to flirt with strangers on the internet is not ideal husbandly behavior, generally speaking. But he never actually cheated on his wife, or sexually propositioned pages, or disappeared without notice to meet his mistress on another continent (again, so far as we know). This is tame stuff, given the depths of depravity of which we now know repressed, moralizing conservatives are capable.
Anyway. Now to my real point. I had a look at the photo Lee sent to his would-be email lover. Something about it struck me as odd, as . . . familiar. I am apparently the only person to have noticed this:
Did Andrew Garfield have competition for the lead in the new Spider-Man flick we never heard about?
Since Rep. Lee is apparently a fan of Spidey, he of all people should know that with great power comes great responsibility. (I know, right? Spidey is always saying that shit.) Like the responsibility of an elected official to not fuck around on his wife (or at least to do a better job of covering his tracks), for instance.