Saturday, July 01, 2006

Republicans: the Party of Infidelity in 2008

In 2004, during the Presidential campaign and about the time Kerry was wrapping up his party's nomination, there was a brief rumor on the internet that Kerry had an affair with an intern. It was quickly debunked and any respectable publication didn't even mention it, however that didn't stop the republican slime machine (the drudge report and numerous blogs) from promoting it as fact.

With that in mind I can't wait to see how the media covers the potential list of leading Republican candidates for the 2008 Presidential election. The Washington Monthly fires the first shot with its article entitled "High Infidelity", describing the liabilities of several GOPers and rehashing old Clinton bedroom politics.

Lurking just over the horizon are liabilities for three Republicans who have topped several national, independent polls for the GOP's favorite 2008 nominee: Sen. John McCain (affair, divorce), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (affair, divorce, affair, divorce), and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (divorce, affair, nasty divorce). Together, they form the most maritally challenged crop of presidential hopefuls in American political history.

While I believe the media goes too far most times in reporting private matters about candidates personal lives, in this case the issues is fair game in my book, since the Republicans claim to be the morally superior party and make an issue of social values. I guess I never learned that 11th commandment, "Thou shall not have affairs, unless you are a registered Republican".


Blogger DynamicDems said...

I guess they belong to the "Do as I say, not as I do" party.

When a Democrat gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar the Repugs howl in moral outrage, but when it's one of their own, the silence is deafening.

It looks like Dubya is on this list too, but it hasn't been proven yet.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Lovie's Leather said...

John Kerry... Divorced!!!

9:54 AM  
Blogger battlebob said...

lovie's letter.
Kerry is divorsed..mut there is no affair with his name.
Try again..

4:29 PM  

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