http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=439x1239879librechik (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-06-11 05:04 PM
When will we have a political system that protects the private lives of our representatives?
Really it is nobody's business. And yet the moralizing press is always on the alert to destroy the professional lives of our elected representatives due to some personal peccadillo which never effected job performance or integrity of policy.
Clinton had a consensual relationship with a fellow adult, which should have been nobody's business. And yet they were able to use his "lie" about it--which he told in order to protect his privacy and the privacy of Lewinsky, in a sense an honorable lie, certainly not a self-serving one--
to cripple him politically.
Meanwhile the very same people who tsked and shook their fingers at Clinton AND PROSECUTED HIM were committing similar or worse deceptions in their own lives which they never had to be held accountable for.
Until we allow our elected representatives to be adults and have an expectation of privacy in that, we are nothing but a bunch of salivating children who allow beasts to cheapen and poison our political discourse for their own aggrandizement.
Hey, idjut, when they go into politics it's part of the game.
I'll bet you weren't posting this tripe when Larry Craig got busted.