There is one certainty in American politics: when a Republican is caught in a scandal, the conservative noise machine will lash out at liberals to explain it. Michael Novak, at the increasingly shrill (NRO Corner offers this insight, presumably about the Haggard scandal:
Someone wrote a few years back that now that socialism is dead as an economic system, the center of liberal values has migrated to sex and gender. Being a liberal means having a right to do anything that you want sexually anywhere, anytime, and with anybody. Thus, there is no way for liberals to be hypocritical about sex. Except by being chaste.