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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 09:47 AM
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16. May As Well Ask the Sun Not to Shine
Edited on Thu Mar-20-08 09:51 AM by Crisco
If we go around asking our politicians to not ever be human with human weaknesses.

For every Democratic sex scandal, there are 10 across the aisle and it seems 1/2 are under age, 1/8 with mere children.

And yet, it's we Democrats who allow ourselves to be cowed into letting Democratic politicians' weaknesses become full-blown public scandals. New York residents were given no more than 48 hours to absorb the shock of the Spitzer scandal before being informed he would step down. 24 hours or less to consider it before Republicans started up with impeachment threats.

Gawd. Philip Giordano was fucking 10 year old girls and made a deal to stay in office 5 months beyond the time of his arrest. Where were the screams, beyond Buzzflash and DU?

And yet, three weeks ago when the NYT went to press with a story about a lobbyist John McCain may or may not have been sleeping with, but certainly had an inappropriate relationship with? Every Republican in the land trashed the Times and the scandal went away in two days. Two. Days.

We don't like press intimidation, we believe in the 1st Amendment. And yet, asking "please be even-handed" all the while the press shows us over and over and over it will not gets us nowhere. When will we stop asking and start demanding?
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