Tuesday, October 06, 2009
On Sex Scandals
(from the BC thread "Paying for the Black Helmet")
It is an article of faith among among Democrats now that there is nothing disqualifying about lying about mere sex. The fact that sexual deceit is a symptom of a deeper pathology, abuse of a position of authority, is completely ignored. In the cases of Clinton, Edwards and Letterman they take it as given that the underlaying act is private and acceptable. That allows them to ignore subsequent abuses, such as charges of assault and perjury in the case of Clinton, public fraud and abuse of a sick although ideologically complicit spouse in the case of Edwards, and gross public hypocrisy in all cases, especially with Letterman. This reaches an apotheosis when people excuse the sexual misconduct of Roman Polanski.