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.