Our Post-Spitzer World

I believe a lot of the jitters we are having about possible scandals coming forth from either presidential camp is the result of the Elliot Spitzer scandal.

More than the election, this was the most important turning point in American politics because it holds people to a new standard.

I am one of the few liberals who did not find Bill Clinton's infidelity a lighthearted turn with a cigar.

The only sex that I have ever had that is worth $4,300.00 is with the woman I love who stimulates me mentally and challenges my character. I look forward to being married and staying faithful to her, learning to love her more and more each day. I would like male candidates who feel the same way as I do about the institution of marriage and don't think affairs are just boys being boys. And no, Republicans do not care more about family and they certainly don't keep themselves from having affairs -especially with children. No thank you.

Maybe we have to wait another 8 years until we find a candidate with true integrity.

Tags: scandals, Spitzer, toothbrushes (all tags)

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In part, sure.

Especially with the Bush Justice Department conducting partisan fishing expeditions against Democrats. That's the real lesson of the last seven years: the DoJ has been so politicized that their neutrality and professionalism can be legitimately questioned.

by MBNYC 2008-03-22 01:04PM | 0 recs
when the dogs are from OUR party

"I am one of the few liberals who did not find Bill Clinton's infidelity a lighthearted turn with a cigar."

thank you very much. very nice to hear this from a Democrat. i think we lose when we support this BS from or party.

my reasoning is a little different from the Broke Economist's tho: i think people's marriages are their own private business (this crap with the new NY governor and his wife having to admit their affairs is heartbreaking). in Clinton's case, it was the workplace environment that made it so shameful, the boss screwing around with the interns IN THE OFFICE. we set back workplace anti-harassment efforts by decades by defending him.

by catchaz 2008-03-22 01:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Our Post-Spitzer World

I had a friend who used to vote FOR the politician with the sex scandal.  Gary Hart got her vote one year.  she said no one who knew they were getting laid on saturday night would hit the nuclear button.

by hearthmoon 2008-03-22 01:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Our Post-Spitzer World
I think arguments like these are just as bad as the "family values" crap that the Republicans spew.  
The scandal is no one's business but Spitzer and his family.  It is a mere unfortunate truth that voters do care.  
You are disappointed in your politicians because they do not live up to your personal beliefs.  Well surprise, surprise.
We are all individuals with different experiences and different opinions.
You have no idea what Spitzer or Clinton's marriages are like or how they and their partners view their relationships.
And it is not your place to judge their views of sex and comitment.
by goodleh 2008-03-22 02:38PM | 0 recs

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