Wednesday, February 16, 2005


It's The Hypocrisy, Stupid!

Up to this point, I've avoided posting about the Jeff Gannon/J.D. Guckert affair because I really didn't have anything more to add to the discourse. SusanG and the rest at DailyKos did such an outstanding job of researching and reporting on things that there was really nothing more for me to add. But leave it to the mainstream media to fuck it all up. According to them, it's all about Gannon/Guckert's sex life, which taken by itself is quite a story. But what this is really about goes far beyond private lives and gay escorts. Sure, there's sex involved and in today's world nothing sells like sex. And if it's a sex scandal, well that's even better. But sex is only part of this issue. This whole thing goes right to the heart of what is wrong with our nation today. It's about hypocrisy.

Since John at AMERICAblog got all this sex stuff started, I'll let him address the issue of hypocrisy first:
And just in case that wasn't direct enough for you, Digby makes his point very clear:
For too long, this has been ignored. This was the administration that was going to "restore dignity" to the White House. And then they gave us shit like WMDs in Iraq, Saddam loves bin Laden, Abu Ghraib, Uranium from Niger, Valerie Plame, the Patriot Act, Gitmo, Freedom Fries, Ahmed Chalabi, and endless whoring of the 9/11 victims. Just to name a few. Yet they continue to stand atop their mountain of bullshit morals and look down their noses at anyone who would dare to question their motives. During this administration's tenure, the rich have become richer while the poor have become poorer. We've seen more Americans fall below the poverty level, more children living without health care, more seniors unable to afford their prescription medication, and still more tax cuts to favor the wealthy. We've seen ballooning budget deficits that aren't important and fake social security crisis caused by deficits that are too important to ignore. We've seen war heroes ridiculed and now we've seen whores given access to the White House briefing room and, according to his own words, access to secret intelligence memos.

Is this dignity? Is this integrity? No, this is hypocrisy. Plain, simple, straight forward hypocrisy. The party of moral values has none. The Emperor truly has no clothes.

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