Thursday, June 25, 2009

Don't cry for me Argentina.

"Oh! That's right? - I was in Argentina!"
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The Gov's wife thought he was away writing a book - I know! His staff said he was hiking, but the guy was in Argentina with a friend. A really close friend.
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This may surprise you, but I really don't think it's a big deal. Of course marital infidelity is a big deal, but what concern is his infidelity to you or me? Did he use taxpayer money for the trip? Why does he have to go live on TV to further embarrass his wife and children with his lame excuses? Is the public supposed to absolve him of this sin?
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I think it was a huge show of instability and bad judgement to go missing in the first place - but the guy is making an even bigger ass of himself with his public confession. Taxpayers elect screw-tops like this and pay their salaries. When they go AWOL, as in any other job, they should either resign or be fired - no moral if's, and's, or but's about it. Then he can go to confession and work on his marriage.

7 comments:

  1. If I have to see one more repentant politician apologizing for not keeping his zipper up I'll puke.

    Why can't they just keep their mouths shut.

    While he was babbling about letting down his "wife", my first thought was, uh uh - that would be your (soon to be) ex-wife, idiot!

    Thank goodness she wasn't there flanked by the kidlets. Errrrk!

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  2. Carol8:34 AM

    Just more proof that there hasn't really been *news* since about 2000 years ago. I agree; as with Clinton's fall (and any of the Kennedys' et al), it's not something that constituents need to know--another instance of how well "Don't ask, don't tell!" can work. Unless we are friends and family, our concern begins and ends with how well or poorly anyone in office does his or her job.

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  3. I hope he had fun though - otherwise, what a waste of a life and a career.

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  4. Well, at least he's not gay!

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  5. At least he's not Fr. Cutie.

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  6. " ... Unless we are friends and family, our concern begins and ends with how well or poorly anyone in office does his or her job...." Carol

    hmmm. and what is the benchmark on that judgement? It appears lessons abound these days about how these "private" matters move beyond just "friends and families" ... they really do. Our country is in a mess because of "private matters" ... greed and lies of all kinds, etc. This exposure can be a blessing for him ... and our country ... it can be and then again it may just harden some hearts too.

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  7. Carol2:13 AM

    D'oh, pml, Camelot was never real. Sadly.

    Surely this guy's wife and 4 sons would've been better off without *exposure* --and truly, my life hasn't improved for the inside scoop..just as it didn't with Clinton's dallying et al; but anyway, let's expose the baby-killers at home and abroad first. That's very public sin, and our tax dollars are absolutely footing it.

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