Because if Ed Fitzgerald were a Republican instead of a Democrat, being caught in a parking lot at 4:30 AM with a woman who was not his wife and driving without a license might be kind of scandalous.
Officers responding to a call of a suspicious car found the Cuyahoga County executive – now a Democratic candidate for governor – with a woman who was not his wife at 4:30 a.m. parked at an industrial complex.
From there, the story really gets strange. It’s come to light that Fitzgerald didn’t even have a license for the 5 years prior to that incident.
But, hey, considering the previous Democrat Governor of Ohio had as a member of his staff a sexual predator with a conviction for exposing himself to minors and the press didn’t go all Mark Foley on him, it’s a safe bet this little imbroglio won’t tarnish Fitzgerald’s image at all either.