C-section on C Street?

I’m never going to talk about that with anybody. I never will, not to a court of law, not to an ethics committee, not to anybody — because that is privileged communication that I will never reveal to anybody.

That was said by Senator Tom Coburn. He won’t tell on John Ensign, because Coburn’s a physician, and he’s playing the doctor/patient confidentiality card. Yes, Tom is a doctor. He’s an ob/gyn. That can only mean one thing. Congratulations, Senator Ensign!! When are you due?

Original DVD cover.

From the Bennington Banner:

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sen. John Ensign said Thursday his parents gave his mistress and her family nearly $100,000 “out of concern for the well being of longtime family friends during a difficult time,” providing his first public acknowledgment that the woman received payments tied to the affair.

In a statement through his attorney, Ensign described the April 2008 payment as a single check for $96,000 given to Cindy and Doug Hampton and two of their children. The Hampton family received the check after the senator told his parents of his affair with Cindy Hampton, a campaign aide and longtime friend.

“None of the gifts came from campaign or official funds, nor were they related to any campaign or official duties,” Ensign’s Dallas-based attorney, Paul Coggins, said in a statement.


The statement comes a day after Doug Hampton told a Las Vegas television show that Ensign paid Cindy Hampton more than $25,000 in severance when she left her job as treasurer for two Ensign-controlled campaign committees in May 2008.

Ensign, the son of a Las Vegas casino mogul, had not commented directly on allegations of payments to the Hamptons, but through a spokesman called Doug Hampton’s statements “consistently inaccurate.”

A possible unreported severance payment raised questions of a campaign finance violation.


Ensign, a 51-year-old conservative Christian lawmaker, confessed to the affair last month, after Doug Hampton sought money from the senator through an attorney and began to take his story to the media.

The news at least temporarily derailed a career that has often been lifted by his family’s support. Ensign’s father, retired casino executive Mike Ensign, was a powerhouse fundraiser on the Las Vegas Strip for his son’s early campaigns.

Doug Hampton maintains that his livelihood has been ruined by his wife’s affair with the senator.

Until May 2008, Doug Hampton also worked for Ensign, as a Senate aide. After leaving the Senate office, Ensign helped Hampton land a job as a consultant and then a full-time employee for an airline owned by an Ensign contributor.


The Hamptons and Ensigns have been friends for decades. Cindy Hampton and Ensign’s wife, Darlene, went to high school together. The families live in adjacent gated communities in the Las Vegas suburbs and their children attend the same school.

Doug Hampton said he discovered the affair in December 2007, after reading an incriminating text message from Ensign on his wife’s phone.

In the following months, Hampton said the senator aggressively pursued his wife.

In February 2008, Hampton claims he arranged for a group of Ensign’s friends to meet at the senator’s Washington home, a town house shared by several Christian lawmakers known as “C Street.”

Hampton said he, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and others tried to get Ensign to break off the affair, as well as to help the Hamptons pay off their home and relocate to Colorado. They also persuaded Ensign to write a letter to Cindy Hampton apologizing for using her “for my own pleasure,” Hampton said.

A spokesman for Coburn on Wednesday acknowledged that the senator had counseled Ensign to end the tryst, but the senator on Thursday denied Hampton’s account.

“I was never present when the letter was written, never made any assessment about paying anybody anything,” Coburn told reporters in Washington, according to the Las Vegas Sun.


Coburn would not comment on the advice he gave Ensign, saying his position as a physician and ordained deacon required that he keep the information private.

Also Thursday, a liberal Washington watchdog group sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for a criminal probe of the possible severance payment. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has also sought a Senate ethics investigation into the matter.

An FBI spokesman in Las Vegas, David Staretz, said the bureau was not investigating the matter. The U.S. Attorney for Nevada did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


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25 responses to “C-section on C Street?

  1. jeb

    Money laundering anybody?

    The son of a casino mogul? Really? Well, now we see where his family values come from. Kind of like Cindy Lou’s little beer empire. Wait, we only sell vice, we don’t use them.

    • ensign is the manchurian candidate of the slot machine world. adoptive daddy groomed little casino johnny to go to washington to protect multi-millionaires like themselves. maybe he’s not preggers after all. maybe that’s all cash stuffed into his shirt.

      • jeb

        That’s what the people who vote for these thugs don’t understand. When some jerk like Ensign cries family values and swears he’s standing firmly behind you, you better check that it’s not so that he can screw you.

  2. It’s always the Christian Conservatives, isn’ it??

  3. I wonder if the Gaming Commission will get involved with any of the pay outs on this? Since Ensign’s Daddy (adoptive) who paid the Hampton’s is a former casino mogul from the Mandalay Bay I just wonder..

    That also causes my mind to wonder if that isn’t why he decided to go public… protection anyone?

    • i doubt the gaming commission will get involved. the ensigns are multi-millionaires, and a hundred thou is nothing to them. if they were so careful to stay under the irs limit for gifts, they wouldn’t be careless enough to connect the hush money to their business.

  4. A title in honor of my wife and son? Wow …

    This is just disturbing on so many levels. (Not the least of which being the picture of John Ensign pregnant.) To my family-values-oriented comrades, I say again: We can do better than the Republicans. But in order to do better, we have to demand better.

    But with so many people willing to accept the drug- addicted, thrice divorced Limbaugh (who takes Viagra on his vacations overseas while not married), the serial adulterer Gingrich, and so on, the pols see no reason to live up to the standards they preach. Lip service is more than enough.

    Heck, Dick Morris was done until he turned Right. Now, suddenly, he’s made a comeback as a champion of toe-sucking … I mean, … family values.

    • well said as always, wickle. the rethugs need to hang up that whole ‘party of family values’ thing unless, of course, the family they’re talking about is something akin to the mafia!

  5. Hey Nonnie, 😀 😀 😀 !!!!
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    • Here’s what Babelfish says mishanya wrote:

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    • who is this mysterious mighty mikk0 mouse/mishanya and why does he speak in such a strange tongue? 😕

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  6. mishutka

    Where’s Alexa ????

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  9. One of your best! Kind of an Immaculate Infection. If these guys would abandon the idea of only having sex to procreate they wouldn’t be so driven by poonlust.

    • immaculate infection! 😆 i had lots of fun with this poster and with the post in general. i think they’re so driven, because they probably never got any when they were in high school and college, but power is an aphrodisiac to some women (and men), so they’re regaling in finally being able to get laid.

  10. Which proves the old saying: Why do republicans date democrat girls? Because they want to have some fun before they get married!