Earlier we told you that Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse defended his membership in an all-white beach club, saying it’s a “long tradition” in his state.

Not much will come of it because Whitehouse has that protective “D” after his name, but Whitehouse certainly isn’t alone. Fox News’ Lisa Boothe counted the ways:

It’s simply amazing.

They’re Democrats, which to a large degree gives them some extra protection from media scrutiny. If anything the MSM will find a way to take a “Republicans pounce” approach to the Whitehouse story.