We have all heard of the allegations of sexual indiscretions and misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore. Several women have said he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with them when they were as young as 14. Now Senator Cory Gardner, head of the Senate Republican Campaign Arm, has said that the Senate should vote to expel Moore if he should win the election, “…because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

What ethical and moral requirements are we talking about here? Are we talking about letting Bill Clinton, a sitting president, stay in office after having oral sex in the Oval Office with his 22 year old intern, Monica Lewinsky?

Or are we talking about President John F Kennedy having an affair with Marilyn Monroe? Or of his brother, Ted Kennedy, who killed Mary Jo Kopechne while driving drunk and then left the scene of the accident?

What about Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), who was reprimanded by the House for fixing 33 parking tickets for Steve Gobie, a male escort who lived with Frank and claimed to have conducted an escort service from Frank’s apartment without his knowledge?

And to show no political democratic bias, what about Congressman Newt Gingrich,  leader of the Republican Revolution of 1994, who resigned from the House after admitting in 1998 to having had an affair with a staffer while he was married to his second wife, and at the same time he was leading the impeachment of Bill Clinton for perjury regarding an affair with his intern Monica Lewinsky?

Sexual allegations are not rare in Washington. They are the norm. Now if the allegations against Roy Moore are true, I believe he should not serve in any capacity in governement. Neither should any other office holder or candidate for any office anywhere.

But if we eliminated all the candidates from office who have had affairs or indiscretions, would anyone be left?

Wait a minute! Maybe we have just hit upon something here. No candidates – no politicians – NO PROBLEM! Let’s get rid of them all and begin self rule. Some people call that anarchy. I say it cannot be any worse than we have now but the taxes will be a whole lot less.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Politics and Sex

  1. Your final point is a strong one, and a fine zinger!
    Gardner and the rest of the GOP in Congress is considerably more worried about a “rogue” conservative like Moore than of losing a seat to their buddies across the aisle, so he uses the purity of the GOP (a dubious concept, at best) as an excuse to reject Moore. By accepting the accusations without proof, the GOP leadership in Congress is able to set up a situation where they can refuse to seat Moore after his election, and thus give the governor of Alabama (a Republican) an opportunity to appoint (or re-appoint) a “team player.”
    Of course, they would never apply that standard of conduct (past or present) to those already there and in power.

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