Thursday, February 11, 2010

Politics and hypocrisy

In NCPR's blog, Brian Mann has a great commentary on Jenny Sanford and the hypocrisy of the religious right. He calls them out for intertwining religion, family life, politics and policy... until a scandal erupts and then they demand privacy, which is the complete separation of the personal and the public.

Going on a media tour is a strange way to guard your "privacy."

People did not turn on Bill Clinton for his sex scandal but did turn on Eliot Spitzer for his. The difference? Spitzer was prosecuting prostitution rings as attorney general at the same time he was frequenting them.

People like serial cheater Mark Sanford, bathroom blowjob king Larry Craig and convicted criminal domestic abuser Hiram Monstserrate have the gall to think they have the right to say that gays don't deserve to get married.

What most riles Americans is not the imperfect personal lives of politicians but their hypocrisy.

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