Say you’re a politician, and say a fellow elected member of your party gets caught up in an underage hooker scandal in the Dominican Republic. On top of that, the FBI is raiding the house of a donor who paid for this perverted tour of a third-world country. What do you do?

If you’re U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, you blast out an email with him, calling for immigration reform.

It’s not exactly what most political professionals would advise, but maybe Senator Bennet is trying to make up for not really being a part of “core negotiations” on immigration reform.


Passing immigration reform won’t be easy, but we have our best chance in years right now — we have to seize it.

For Latinos and other immigrants, this is the civil rights issue of our time. And for all of us, as President Obama said in his second inaugural address, our journey is not complete as a nation until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who see America as a land of opportunity…

Thanks for your support,

Chuck Schumer Senator, NY

Dick Durbin Senator, IL

Bob Menendez Senator, Dominican Republic

Michael Bennet Senator, CO

What about the civil rights of the Latinas in the Dominican Republic that Senator Menendez is accused of, um, violating?

Don’t expect to read about this in The Denver Post. The Post‘s publisher, Dean Singleton, has a well known soft spot for Democrats who visit hookers.