Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[politics] Mmm, love them family values

As most of you already know, Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho has pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in connection with solicitation of sex in a men's room. Couldn't happen to a senator from a better party!

Do I not understand that Democrats and independents commit sexual misconduct? Of course I do. People are people. Many if not most of us are very sexual beings, however we choose to express it. But Republican have made political hay for the last quarter century by beating Democrats (and especially liberals) very hard with the "family values" stick. Which makes this sort of bust a special, sweet hypocrisy. One which seems to occur on about a weekly basis these days, by the way.

This is obviously the fault of a Democratic senate. I'm sure FOX news and daytime talk radio has wasted no time spinning it as such, at any rate. Just once I'd like to see a conservative figure being held accountable for some smidgen of moral consistency.

In other news, I am in Denver in phase two of this week's meteoric transit across the globe.
Tags: personal, politics, travel

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