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It’s OK – He’s Republican

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

Former Senator and former Presidential candidate (i.e., private citizen) admits affair. Pilloried by right-wing pundits as a horribly evil human being. Demoncrat!

President has affair with intern. Harassed and impeached (high crimes? really?) but acquitted. Demoncrat!

Congressman divorces wife, another woman found dead in his office. He resigns, but gets a gig as a television commentator. It’s ok, he’s Republican.

Governor of prominent state has multiple affairs, including an accusation of assault. Winked at by the media. It’s ok, he’s Republican.

Author of the ludicrously-named “Defense of Marriage Act” and major proponent of Clinton impeachment has affair while married, divorces wife and marries mistress. It’s ok, he’s Republican.

Congressman calls Clinton a scumbag for his affair, admits to an out-of-wedlock child from his own affair. It’s ok, he’s Republican.

Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee has an affair, steps down from his chairmanship but won’t quit the Senate. It’s ok, he’s Republican.

Chairman of the Republican Governors’ Association has an affair (trips to Argentina paid for by taxpayers), steps down from his chairmanship but won’t resign his governorship. It’s ok, he’s Republican.

Please stop preaching “family values” to us, GOP. KTHXBYE.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 25th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
I thought he was impeached for breaking the law - specifically, lying under oath in court.
Jun. 25th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
So, if I remove that one example, would it make the "values" party any less hypocritical?
Jun. 25th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Depends on if your other examples are as suspect.
Jun. 25th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Someone pee in your cheerios this evening? Little cranky-sounding there.
Jun. 25th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)

I love the Freudian slip here. :)
Jun. 25th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
It was totally intentional. My local wingers use that term frequently; I assume someone else came up with it.
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