Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I was entertained Tuesday night by Facebook acquaintances twisting themselves into pretzels to criticize Mark Sanford and laud Bill Clinton, or vice versa.

As I explained there, any comparison of the two does have its limits:  one was a moralizer talking about the sanctity of Gahd's institutions and the importance of honouring and respecting family values, while the other was a moralizer talking about the harms of workplace sexual harassment, honouring women's accomplishments on their merits, and trumpeting the legal system's need to protect women alleging wrongful workplace sexual harassment.

You know, that Roger Clemens as a Boston pitcher was a flaming asshole, but he grew up before joining the Yankees.  Or was he a great guy in Boston before joining the pinstripers?  I can never remember


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Nice try with the Roger Clemens misdirection, but *I* caught your un-PC! You're in big trouble now, you, you ... hippie! you ... college professor ... you ... libertarian-ish! :-)

mister muleboy said...

Guilty, guilty, and guilty.

You know, I can't really come up with a different analogy for Democrat v. Republican. Although lots of folks on either side don't believe it, there are cool, serious people on both sides, who can make compelling arguments for their views.

But I find that everybody comes at it Yankees v. Red Sox