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    Wildthumb, Johnny Q

    Sexual peccadilloes of elected officials used to be ignored by the news media. They were considered private information, issues between a husband and wife.  Nothing was usually reported unless egregious, illegal or offensive acts were involved.

    It was the GoP who began mining sex scandals to use as ammunition against Democrats and despite  the preponderance of GOP scandals, Democrats have always been on the defense.  Ever since the consolidation and control of corporations and news media, a double standard has often been applied.

    Until Dems decide to fight back on the issue, any  officeholder, candidate, prospective candidate, campaign or legislative staffer, family member, etc.  has to hold themselves to somewhat puritanical standards.

    Keep your pants/skirts zipped all the time

    Keep you hand out of the cash register

    Don't get loaded on company time

    "My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it until now." - JFK during the 1962 Steel Crisis

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 08:26:29 AM PDT

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