I am going to steal Duncan's phrase and just say it: This is my first installment of "what digby said"
Here is his conclusion:
Perhaps these two views of "pleasure" actually represent the essential difference between the parties --- conservatives get off on power and believe it should be kept private and unaccountable to the public and liberals get off on sex and believe it should be kept private and unaccountable to the public. You tell me which one upholds the constitution and which one threatens it.
Follow the link above for the rest.