Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

     Have you noticed that the Republican presidential contest this year seems to be all about sex?
     I mean, politicians have had affairs before.  Franklin Roosevelt had a mistress (Lucy Rutherfurd, if memory serves) but still managed to lead us through depression and war.  But this year?
     Pick up the paper.  There's Newt Gingrich, who had a long affair with the woman who became wife #3 while still married to wife #2.  There's Mitch Daniels, the governor of Indiana, whose wife left him and their children to run off to California and marry a doctor but later changed her mind and came back.  There's John Ensign, a married senator who had an affair with a staffer who was the wife of his chief of staff.  There's Christopher Lee, a former Congressman who resigned after the story broke that he'd sent a bare-chested photo of himself to a woman he'd met on, I think, Craigslist.   And, of course, there's Arnold Schwarzenegger and the story about the illegitimate child he had a decade or so ago while married to Maria Shriver.  Well, maybe the last three aren't running for president, but still....
     Very strange political year.  What do you suppose will happen next?  And do we want to know?

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