Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm Rubber You're Glue

Bill Clinton's marriage was fair game for Republicans. His marriage infidelity was front page fodder and the Holy Grail in Republican attempts at total government control. Newt Gingrich rode the "Clinton was a bad boy" train all the way to shutting down the government. Republicans, to this day, still mention Clinton with a wink and a smirk.

Now that Newt has pushed himself onto the center stage, he is upset that his own infidelity is front page news. Is he upset because once conservatives actually hear the story of his not only infidelity, but selfish and, what some feel, despicable behavior, it will put and end to his campaign, and lay bear the mythology of the righteous, noble, church-going right-wing man who can save the day?

Newt's feigned outrage is yet another reason he is obviously too shallow, inept, and corrupt to be president. It's not the media's job to have a public hearings on celebrity marriages. So, he is right that real news should leave the tabloid stories to the National Enquirer. But the hypocrisy is that Newt was more than willing to judge Clinton in the court of public opinion, using the media to vilify and crucify him. And, if you're going to play that game, what's good for the goose is good for the big fat gander.


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