As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Gingrich Faction

Adding John Ensign to Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, in all likelihood John McCain given the timing, etc., we're getting close to a MAJORITY of the Presidential candidates from the "family values" party, Republicans, having extramarital affairs. Plenty of Democrats have them, too - but there's a difference in sanctimony here. Republicans have this self-delusion that they are somehow pristine and pure, and the hypocrisy is staggering.

...In case I didn't make my point clear, I'm saying that what goes on inside one's marriage is the business of that couple and only that couple, period, and we all should generally stay the hell out of making value judgments because we're all imperfect people (ESPECIALLY politicians with a lot of power). My perception is that Republicans continue to stick their noses in people's bedrooms, despite the fact that they have proven themselves to be just as fallen. I don't think they'll take the right message from Ensign's troubles, either.

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