Maj Hogan: What do you do when you’re short of cash Sharpe?

Lt : Sharpe: Do without sir

Sharpe’s rifles 1993

One of the problems you run into when office holders have a lot of theoretical knowledge but not much practical knowledge is they are more concerned with the numbers looking right than the actual events on the ground.

Read the full post, sans Sharpe’s Rifle’s clip at the Minority Report Blog

Yeah I know I could have cross posted it here but if the piece was written for them the traffic should go there first.

Interesting stuff from Kristin Kirsten Powers:

This is textbook sexual harassment. It may not be illegal, but it’s definitely unethical. He is in a position of influence, and many women—especially a 21-year-old—would be afraid to report a congressman doing that to them because he holds so much power.

Let’s go into the wayback machine and re-write that sentence:

This is textbook sexual harassment. It may not be illegal, but it’s definitely unethical. He is in a position of influence, and many women—especially a 21-year-old—would be afraid to report a President of the United States doing that to them because he holds so much power.

So my question to Kristin Powers and every other democrat calling on him to resign is this:

How come a congressman who never even had physical contact with these woman MUST resign but a President of the United states with a longer history, and actual oral sex with a woman in the White House not only didn’t have to resign but was defended by many of the same democrats expressing outrage now?

I think the question should be asked of every democrat who releases a statement on this case.

Update: We can start by asking Tim Kaine

“Lying is unforgivable. Lying publicly about something like this is unforgivable, and he should resign,” former DNC chief Tim Kaine said.

However apparently it’s ok if done by a sitting president under oath.

And then Harry Reid next:

“I know Congressman Weiner. I wish I could defend him, but I cannot,”

But you could defend Bill Clinton.

I suspect we could play this game all day.

Update: Ace of Spades picks up my theme

Yesterday, or the day before, I heard Kristen Powers claim for those who allege “it’s not about the sex, it’s about the lying,” it really is about the sex.

This is a Clinton-era go-to defense, that, as she says (and was said 100x in 1998-99), if you’re going to have illicit sex, of course you will also lie about it; the two things are bundled, a package deal. Few people have illicit sex and then tell the truth about it.

Hell, we’ve accepted this idea so much that Presidents are permitted to lie under oath about it.

So her point is that this is just about sex, then — the lying being a necessary consequence of the sex — and that this is nobody’s business, except his wife and family’s.

I haven’t hit the moral card very hard because I don’t know how I feel about this. I know David Vitter had all the holes punched in his Subway Frequent Whoremonger Card (get a free girl sandwich!), and he stood for reelection, and won, and I’m not terribly upset by that.

So I guess maybe the liberals are right — honestly, who knows, maybe the only thing that matters is, as Amanda Marcotte avers, whether they vote the right way.

Ace gets more hits in a week then I’ve picked up all time so perhaps people will start asking the Clinton Question.

Update: Kirsten Powers, not Kristen. Corrected

Update 2: Instalanche, and a lesson to those who wish to have one. Spelling and grammar count!

Update 3: I don’t remember a full court Democratic Press to remove Clinton do you?

Update 4:
No offense to Michelle but why is she in any way surprised by this? We’ve already established that if you support Abortion it doesn’t matter if you have sex with young women you have power over. Democratic woman believe this. Their acceptance of Wiener is the natural progression.

Is available now in my archive .

If you haven’t gotten your fill of Weiner Jokes now is the time to listen and remember this was recorded before he fessed up.

We also talked a bit about John Jon Stewart and the “conservative blacklist” and were joined by Roxeanne DeLuca and Brian Henchey. If you missed us Saturday here is a 2nd chance.

There is a moment in the video that POWIP put up of Ed Schultz playing the voice of sanity (yes you read that right) that really says it all.

“If we let the other side take scalps, the right-wing is choosing our leaders for us.”

This is why she had no problem falsely attacking Andrew Breitbart, this is why she couldn’t name a left-wing extremest when asked by the Morning Joe crowd. This is why Amanda Marcotte can bemoan the loss of a congressman’s privacy when he sends a picture of his bulging penis to 40,000 people this issue and be taken seriously.

And if you think she was funny look at the comments in the piece like this gem:

The image is a tad blurry the text says:

i have been a member of handgun control inc. and have supported the brady laws. i do not own any sort of fire arm. that said, it would be a great comfort if somebody would shoot andrew breitbart in the face. james o’keefe too. it would give me great satisfaction to see this happen.

Someone explain to me how this train of thought is different from the fatwa against Molly Norris?

UPDATE wrong link above fixed

This is the modern left, this is the logical conclusion to the path the left choose when the democratic congress stood behind Al Gore after impeachment as he declared bill Clinton “One of our greatest presidents.”

As I said about the blogger at Cannonfire and about Charles Johnson, this is no longer politics, this is a religion, I think it is nearing the point where it might even be considered a cult. I’d have to ask Little Miss Attila for her opinion on that one.

Update: Ask of Little Miss Attila and you shall receive

To understand this, we might point to a milder version of the same thing, wherein a bit of “tribalism” creeps in, and one starts to think of politics as a kind of sport. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but it’s insidious, because instead of concentrating on arguments and pursuing the truth, one begins to frame everything in terms of whether it advances the team.

Not on whether it’s right–but on whether it gets that football closer to the goal posts. It’s a dangerous intellectual shortcut to take.

Well, the true believer has that same frailty, only he/she is no longer oversimplifying politics into a large-scale game of football–he or she has begun to frame it as a small-scale approach to theology.

Definatey worth a peek.

Anthony Weiner last week on the newly breaking scandal May 29th:

“This is a distraction from the business of the American People.”

Joe Scarborough June 8th : We decided this was a distraction from the more important news of the day.

Robert Stacy McCain May 29th: “when a mere blogger is the one asking the questions that by all rights you’d expect to be asked by actual reporters and editors in newsrooms in Washington and New York – you can be excused for thinking there’s something badly out-of-whack in the media universe.”

Bias is all about the news you don’t cover