This latest crap about Meg Whitman having a maid who is an illegal alien, and the recent crap about Christine O’Donnell being a witch, blah blah blah got me to thinking that the Republicans/conservatives might be growing up. We might actually be learning from our mistakes. I am heartened.
No, I am not heartened by the fact that our candidates are not perfect. I wish they were. Really. But they ain’t. Ain’t possible even. Given the option between the perfect conservative candidate and the flawed conservative candidate, I’d take the perfect one every time. Most conservatives would. And you know what? Liberals know that about us. What we perceive as a strength, liberals rightfully saw as a weakness. Let’s face it, folks. We. Eat. Our. Own.
Remember back when Bubba was on the hot seat for perjury, abuse of power, obstruction of justice? And poor Henry Hyde was exposed as having a mistress. Chomp! CHOMP! CHOMP! Henry Hyde was “mmmm, mmmmmm, good!” Never mind that what he did was not morally equivalent to what Bubba did. We conservatives expected perfection. So he resigned.
But wait, but wait! John, don’t you remember that Zoe Baird chick? And what’s her name after her and the whole “Nannygate thing after wards? Not one but two of Bill Clinton’s nominees for Attorney General withdrew their names for nominee after it was determined that they had hired illegal aliens. Isn’t that the same thing? Shouldn’t Meg Whitman withdraw from the race in California? Wouldn’t that be the proper thing to do?
In a word, no. In two words, fuck no. Democrats care about breaking laws? Puhleeeeeze. Why should we? Sure, I know, we are better than they are. But we aren’t strong enough to knock off our would-be leaders for the Democrats. The Democrats aren’t so stupid. Bill Clinton committed rape sexual assault abuse of power obstruction of justice perjury “lied about sex”? No biggie. Remember “nobody gets prosecuted for perjury? Tell that to Scooter Libby and now Roger Clemens. Ted Kennedy killed a young woman, Joe Biden plagiarized speeches, Barney Frank ran a gay bordello out of his basement, and more recently, Timothy Geithner cheated on his taxes? How did Democrats handle it? No big deal. When Democrats lie, cheat or steal, it is a resume enhancement.
Are we like that? No. But we have to use some discretion. We are better than them. But we’ll shoot our generals when and if we feel like it, not when and if the liberals expose some particular flaw that shows that they are human, but which does not disqualify them from the race.
Instead of playing the liberals game of shooting our own generals, we are going to (hopefully) act like adults. Is a squishy conservative Meg Whitman, who may have hired an illegal alien as a maid (about 1/3 of Californians are illegal aliens, ain’t they?) better than a loony leftist Jerry Brown for Governor of California? That’s the question that ADULTS will have to answer when they go into the voting booth in California in November.
As a good friend was fond of saying, “Hope dis halps!”