Sex and the Politician

I have to start this post off by stating that I really do not care about the sex lives of our politicians. Unless having sex with a hooker or sexting pics of your penis can compromise our national politics, I really don’t care. What I do care about is where our politicians stand on certain issues.

Currently, there is a lot of buzz around Newt Gingrich’s murky marital past. He has been married three times, had affairs and allegedly asked one of his wives to have an open relationship. While these stories make for great reading, I don’t see how this is relevant to the task at hand. The Republicans are trying to pick a presidential candidate. If Newt owed $300,000 in back taxes, that would be relevant. If Newt is continually overdrawing his bank account, that is relevant. Getting divorced, having an affair and the various other sex scandals are just not relevant.

When the Anthony Weiner scandal broke, I didn’t really care. He seemed to be a solid candidate that had a lot of support before the pics surfaced. I keep wondering why people stopped supporting him simply because he liked shooting off pics of his penis. Did he embezzle millions of dollars from the state? Did he give government projects to his friends and family instead of the people who deserved them? Did he appropriate millions of dollars for a bridge that was only going to serve 12 people? No, he didn’t. He took some pics of his wiener and sent them out.

I wish we had a great non-partisan news outlet that focused on important issues instead of sex scandals and “he said, she said”. For now, I just read the stories on left-leaning news sites AND the right-leaning news sites. This way, I can figure out that the truth is probably in the middle somewhere.

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