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  •  Don't care who he's having sex with (2+ / 0-)
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    Yoshimi, akze29

    the risk of blackmail and problems with secure communications were more relevant.  I don't have much of a sense of humor about sex scandals unless they involve preachers, because as a nation we are way off the deep end when it comes to moralizing over consensual sex. If it's consensual and between adults who are not presenting themselves as representatives of the Lord on earth, then it's best ignored.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:34:56 AM PST

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    •  A fact that was *never* raised in the Larry Craig (1+ / 0-)
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      gffish

      fiasco.

      Like he wasn't a primo candidate for extortion?

      C'mon.

      Anonymous sex in Union Station is about the best dirt you could have on someone in office. Jeezy peezy.

      I would guess the reason it wasn't raised is because that was THEIR leverage.

      •  The risk of extortion (2+ / 0-)
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        akze29, gffish

        is treated a lot more seriously when security clearances and top secret information are at stake.

        I'd say it's at least as serious when lawmaking is affected by such a risk, but no sex needs to be involved for that. It's done every day with the threat — and it is a threat — of no longer receiving the campaign finance dollars our representatives have become addicted to.

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