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Ensign: Hours Spent on Tanning Bed "Fried My Judgment"

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One day after admitting to an extramarital affair with an aide, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) pleaded for understanding, arguing that hours spent on a tanning bed "fried [my] judgment."

"I ask all of those who consider my wrongdoing to lie an hour on my tanning bed," he said. "You'll see - your ability to tell right from wrong gets pretty darn baked."

The Nevada senator agreed to 200 hours of community service in which he will work as a traffic cone.

In a positive development for Sen. Ensign, he received a strong vote of confidence today from another key tanned Republican in Congress.

According to congressional insiders, fellow baked Republican John Boehner (R-OH) is considering breaking off from the G.O.P. along with Sen. Ensign and forming a so-called Orange Party.

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