Thursday, June 25, 2009

Infidelity vs. criminality

So yet another repug has been outed as a mere human being with sex on his mind.

Seems a lot of these "family values" spouters sure do like to screw around, either with the ladies or the pages in their office or whatever.

But I couldn't help but think, as I listened to Sanford's press confo cuts on NPR yesterday afternoon, that I really didn't give a shit about his apologies or his tears or his sexy funtimes with Maria in Argentina. I didn't even give a shit that he lied about his whereabouts and told people he was hiking. Let's face it: Cheaters ALWAYS lie about it; if you were a cheater, you'd lie too. It's human nature to want to stay out of trouble. Like when I was a kid, and I blamed everything on my big brother. Sometimes my guilt over having taken apart Mommy's alarm clock, or having left the iron on the arm of the couch and burned a big brown iron-shape into the upholstery, or going to the video arcade instead of going to mass--well, my guilt was so strong that sometimes that all Mommy had to say was "Delia?" before I'd spit out a lie: "I didn't do it! Maybe it was Ricardo!" It was like a knee-jerk reflex, impossible for my little guilty mind to control.

But this stuff? This affair crap? Just like I didn't give a shit about Bill and his sexy cigartimes with Monica Lewinsky, I don't give a shit about Mr Perfect and his Argentina mistress.

Oh, it's hilarious enough to hear about another picture-perfect repug proving that he's just another slimeball cheating on his wife; I mean, that's always good comedy. But did I want to listen to him apologizing to all the people he'd "failed" and "disappointed" and all that? Did I want to hear about his crying back in Argentina and his crying here? Do I want to hear all the blowhards on TV crying about how betrayed they feel?


It all just seemed maudlin and forced. It was a big drama show, staged for the media, just because he's a political figure. If he weren't the governor, no one outside his family and maybe his church community would care about whether he was hiking a trail or lying and cheating. I don't care to hear Fat-Tush Limpdick or anyone pontificate on this guy's lack of moral fiber, betrayal of the people, blah blah blah.

What I DO care about is this: this is the same guy who's been a poster boy for the "family values" reich-wing wacko contingent. Back in the 1990s, he was calling for Clinton's resignation after the Lewinsky crap. He's been playing Mr. Family Man with his perfect little white family, posing for all the photos and positioning himself as a presidential contender. If it weren't for this hypocrisy, I would give him a pass, just like I gave Bill. Anyone can make a mistake.

But Mr. Perfect is, in actuality, Mr. Thieving Scumbag. Using state funds to get to Argentina for his sexy fun time--THAT I care about.

And for THAT, and that alone, the guy should resign. And he should go to jail. That's theft, asshole. There's no criminal charge for fucking another woman besides your wife, so I don't care about that--but there sure is a law for using the state's money to do it.


Anonymous said...

Your Leftwing defense of Sanford was most refreshing. Mind you, I don't agree with you, but at least you were consistant with you "sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" approach.

While you were willing to forgive both Clinton and Sanford, and willing to sacrifice Spitzer because his criminal activity derriving from his activity with that expensive call girl, at least you are consistant.

I also am consistant, keeping to the spirit of the Constitution that a man who is morally unfit by such actions to hold office, even thou otherwise competant, that man should not hold office.

I am going to agree to disagree with you while acknowleging your consistency, as I have been consistant.

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Randal Graves said...

I'm going to agree to disagree with leftwing iPhones.

I've never had goose, but I do find hypocrites stale.

dguzman said...

Well, Anon, at least you consistently misspell "consistent." Does cheating on one's wife make one morally unfit, or just vapid and soulless? I still think Gary Hart is a very smart man, no matter what he did with his dick. But we'll have to agree to disagree, as you said.

Randal--right there with ya.

Anonymous said...

I too blame Ricardo.

Anonymous said...

I have a sticky keyboard, and I'm in too much of a hurry. The gh in though didn't make it, but at least the ideas are clear.

As to "unfit, vapid, and soulless", I agree with "All of the Above" for Sanford, Clinton, Spitzer, Ensign, Hart, and Edwards.

dguzman said...


Anon--true enough.

Karen Zipdrive said...

D-Guz, actually in South Carolina there is a law on the books stating that marital infidelity is a crime.
An archaic law, maybe, but a law nonetheless.
Let's just see if those crackers apply it to "Pantalones Calientes Sanford."

dguzman said...

Zip, I should've known there would be such a law in SC. Well--prosecute away, Mr. Attorney General!