The Hypocrisy Regarding Political Sex Scandals

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Will he resign, or will he refuse?

Why did his wife stand there at his side looking devastated as he confessed wrongdoing to the public?

If he is client 9 – who was client 8?

Who chooses matching outfits for Democrats who publicaly announce their sins and scandals?

McGreevy vs Spitzer

Everyone is talking about sleazy NY Governor Eliot “The Effing Steamroller” Spitzer’s sex scandal and the impending indictment for soliciting prostitution accross state lines from the Empress Club roster.

As Jim Copeland notes in the NRO

“Much of the public reaction to Empire State governor Eliot Spitzer’s alleged involvement with Emperors Club prostitutes has focused on rich irony. After all, in his previous role as New York’s attorney general, Spitzer had prosecuted upscale escort services, in addition to his higher-profile campaigns against Wall Street fraud and corruption. Spitzer cultivated an image of himself as a White Knight — a champion against vices both fiscal and physical. But a close look at his public record reveals a man who has become used to the abuse of power — comfortable with the idea of being a law unto himself. Those whom Eliot Spitzer has sought to ruin publicly to serve his political ends — and there are more than a few — doubtless see no irony, no incongruity, in his having allegedly broken the laws he swore to uphold.

The WSJ Notes:

Mr. Spitzer, the Democratic governor of New York and one-time prosecutor who purported to stand up for the little guy by battling greed on Wall Street, has been caught using an expensive prostitution ring and hiding the money to pay for it through potentially illegal means, according to federal investigators. Law-enforcement officials tell the New York Times his involvement emerged in court papers filed last week that charged four people with operating Emperor’s Club V.I.P., and that a federal wiretap caught him discussing payments and a visit from a prostitute working for the service. Citing a federal complaint and two lawyers familiar with the case, The Wall Street Journal says Mr. Spitzer is accused of paying the prostitute $4,300 for the tryst in a Washington hotel — during a trip to testify on Capitol Hill about the bond-insurance crisis.

While many folks are interested to discuss the details of his solicitation, whether or not he will resign, or how his poor family is feeling, I’ve taken a keen notice in something else: the total hypocrisy of the media and political elites on the Left and in the Democrat party towards their own caught in sex and corruption scandals.

Like a sick replay of how the media and the DNC ran to Bill Clinton’s defense after the Lewinsky Affair, the same stupid excuses are being offered to massage the behavior. One caller to a talk show last evening once again tried to lecture the host and the audience that Spitzer’s actions was “No big deal”, “Everyone does it” and that it was “A private matter that does not affect how he does his professional job”.

I sat there stunned to hear the same crap being once again offered to excuse a darling of Liberal Left.

What ever happened to shame? What ever happened to outrage? Apparently that only applies to Conservatives or Republicans?

Anyone remember Larry Craig? Remember the field day the Democrats and the Leftist Media had in running him out of office on a rail?

That was for foot tapping in a bathroom stall.

Today, we have a guy who not only solicited prostitution across state lines, compromised himself for possible blackmail and may have structured monies and used his office and station to provide for his lust, apparently the concept of bringing home an STD or putting his office in jeopardy is not behavior rising to the audacity of foot tapping in a bathroom stall.

Listen to the coddling of this creep:

Alan Dershowitz: “Big deal. Married man goes to prostitute. In Europe, this wouldn’t even make the back pages of the newspaper.”

Hillary Clinton: “”I obviously am sending my best wishes and thoughts to the governor and to his family. … Let’s wait and see what comes out of the next days. Right now I don’t have any comment. I think it’s appropriate to wish his family well and see how things develop.”

Mario Cuomo: “It is an excruciating personal tragedy for the governor, his family, and the rest of our society to whom he has meant so much.”

Charles Schumer: ” feel bad for him and his family but until he makes a more complete statement, I have nothing more to say.”

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine: “These are serious and disturbing accusations that are completely at odds with the man I know. They come as a complete shock. … He will have to regain credibility not only with his family but with the public.”

Nathan Daschle – Democratic Governors Association: “Gov. Spitzer is a dedicated public servant with a long record of bringing positive change to New York. This is not the time to play politics, particularly as investigations are ongoing. Until all the facts of this case are known, we should all exercise caution and restraint.”

Add the litany of boob-tube talking heads that refer to this revelation as a “tragedy”, an “unfortunate circumstance”, and a “simple mistake” – and the circling of the wagons to come to the aid and excusing of yet another Democrat politician caught with his pants down, showcases the hypocrisy of the media and the Left regarding political sex scandals.

It all depends on what party you belong to.

No wonder so many religious conservatives view the Democrat Party as the Party of Debauchery, Vice and Sin.

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