We certainly have come a long way since Ted Kennedy's affairs were greeted with a wink and a nod. If that. Ted was forgiven because of his advocacy of progressive issues.Not issues that would cost him anything financially. He had fleets of accountants to shelter his income and that of the rest of the Kennedys. It was always your taxes that would pay for his grand ideas.
Other politicians come to mind. Nelson Rockefeller was a Republican, but one who loved to spend the taxpayer's dollar, so he was forgiven for being a Republican and something of a sex fiend. Your daughters would not be safe in the same room with him, but that was their lookout.
Then there is the hardy perennial, Bill Clinton. Given the evidence, you wouldn't want your daughter in the same government building, even if it was the White House. Is conduct was shrugged off repeatedly by feminists, because he approved of abortion.
It's amazing what conduct is unforgiveable . The requirements are always changing. It was enough for Al Franken to run his hands suggestively over a poster. His career was over. I would be inclined to cut Northam some slack for the photo. Bad taste is forgivable. I find his views on abortion morally repugnant, but no one else does. I would certainly go after his medical license, though.
those of us who came from World Lab on Socialism' country recognize the familiar pattern - and the types who change their views along with any slight wavering of the party line, like weathervanes. Be is the sex assault policies or what's considered racist.
I am living in de ja vu world, Miriam.
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