I know the whole world has been waiting for my opinion of the scandal surrounding the Virginia governor. Well not everyone in the world. In fact, hardly anyone in the world. The fact that nobody reads my log is so incredibly freeing. I can express my thoughts honestly without incurring hostility, or even criticism.
So here goes my opinion on the Northam sccandal: I think it's dumb. Undoubtedly he wore that outfit to a Halloween party and after a few drinks everyone thought it was hilarious. Or even transgressive, but in a good, ironic way. Drunks are easily entertained.
The problem is Hallloween parties and the fact that people who are presumably adults take them seriously enough to put on costumes and make jackasses of themselves. In my childhood, children dressed up in costumes and went around the neighborhood begging for candy. The adult role was to sit in the house and dole out the candy when the kids rang the doorbell. If the weather was nice, they might even sit out on the porch. In my opinion, the performed their role superbly.
In my day, folks, you can attend a party in regular clothes and have a good time. Actually, people dressed up in their best clothes. Women wore dressses and men wore something called a necktie. Parties are for socializing with your friends and having a good time. Getting drunk and/or hitting on a member of the opposite sex is optional, and was frowned upon in the best circles.
When I was a child I dreamed of growing up and dressing up and going to parties or nightclubs. My role model was Myrna Loy in the Thin Man movies. You can bet that Myrna did not dress up like Butterfly McQueen. She wore amazing long gowns and high heels. But by the time I grew up no one dressed up for parties. Most people wore T-shirts, The elegant ones wore T-shirts without slogans. The getting drunk etc part was still part of the scene. However they did not dress up as Batman or Cinderella.
So I say, cut the governor a bit of slack. Sure he advocated killing newborn babies, but no one minded that apparently. It's just abortion carried a bit too far, and we're all okay with that, aren't we? The fact that he is dr Gosnell light disturbed almost no one except oddball people with extreme religious views, like Christians.