Here's the guy who fancies himself the Patron Saint of Whistleblowers. The Archangel smiting Waste and Abuse... Mr. Clean...and he's banging the wife of one of his colleagues? And BRAGGING ABOUT IT? Maybe he didn't realize the mic was hot, but he said it plain as day:
Sen. Conrad:You know, I used to like you. Let me just say: Oh, you are good."Why this is not getting more play is beyond me. Who cares if Michael Steele is bitter? This is better! I don't know about you, but I want details! How did they meet? Do the other members of The Family know that Chuck is brazenly breaking Commandments? Do they still want him to show up for their National Prayer Breakfast?
Sen. Grassley:"Well, your wife said the same thing."
Sen. Conrad:"She did?"
Now I realize this is a story full of nuaunce. Maybe FOX could get the point of this across to their audience better if they had the right graphic. Here... let me help....
I'm not here to pass judgment on Conrad or his wife. What they do in their marriage is their business. But what about Grassley's wife? Who speaks up for her? This woman has been faithfully (as far as we know) married to this two-timing (at least) cad for over fifty years! Now I realize it's hard to keep the passion alive over the long-haul, but that's no reason to degrade the woman. What's next? He's going to fly her in from Iowa so she can stand next to him at a press conference looking painfully embarrassed?
Is he going to cash in on his newfound noteriety? Will Grassley be the new face of Viagra?
"Hi, I'm Chuck Grassley. If you know anything about me, you know I hate waste, fraud and abuse. Well... here's what you don't know. It would be a waste of talent for me to hang up my spurs because my wife of fifty years just doesn't put out like she used to. Frankly, that's the sort of abuse no man needs to take. Of course, we all know that the Spirit may be willing, but the Flesh is weak. That's why I use Viagra!
Let me tell you, this stuff is a modern miracle! In my youth I had quite a reputation -- if you catch my drift -- but with Viagra I can relive those salad days. Don't take my word for it. Listen to what other men's wives have to say about my performance!
So guys, stop puttering around the basement visiting porn sites. You need to get out of the house and put that putter to good use. Your neighbors wife will thank you."