|All this pulchritude and tats too!|
I won't say "becoming" because I believe it always was such.
Three things stick out in my mind that illustrate what utter hypocrites these morally challenged, bottom-feeding creatures are:
- The escapades of that keening, perverted, lily-waving member of congress, Anthony Weiner.
- The apologetic reaction of some of his followers and luminaries on the Left.
- The release and subsequent effort by major liberal entities to investigate some 24,000 e-mails attributed to Sarah Palin during her term as Governor of Alaska.
But, of course, there are the usual suspects willing to give him a pass because he is (or was) a bright, rising star and spokesperson for liberal causes. This confederacy starts with the more-than-fifty-percent of his constituency in Brooklyn South who wish him to remain in office because they will continue to suckle at the teat of government giveaways as a result of his keening rhetoric. You can add to that list the sagging-skinned old crone and former speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi, who declined to call for Weiner's resignation and merely started the ball rolling on a congressional ethics investigation. This action, like so many things associated with this tawdry affair of the unfortunately-named member of congress, occasioned a great headline:
Pelosi calls for Weiner Investigation
(Sadly, this evokes an unfortunate image and such things cannot be unseen.)
And lately to spring up to Weiner's defense is that scintillating leftist heart throb, Jeanine Garofalo, who not only thinks he should stay but also that he should continue his quest for mayor of New York city:
A liberal actress and comedian is strongly defending embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), saying “everyone lies about sex” and expressing hope he becomes the mayor of New York City.
During an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Janeane Garofalo said, “Anthony Weiner deserves to be supported and hopefully he will be mayor of New York one day. I’m serious. He is a Democrat [who] actually fights for the things liberals and progressive and rational people care about.
“I don’t know why he’s being thrown under the bus. He hasn’t done any — he hasn’t broke any laws,” she said.
The Saturday Night Live alum, who has appeared in the television shows “24,” “The West Wing” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” added, “Everyone lies about sex. [Weiner's controversy] has not impacted anyone’s life negatively.”
She blamed the media for being ”overly obsessed” with the Weiner story.
(Actually, on that last point, I kind of agree. Maybe the media ought to return to covering what a hash The Chicago Jesus is making of our economy through his incompetence and inaction.)
And there are a few other hacks jumping supporting Weiner but many in the Dem party are either greasing the skids for this clown or calling for him to resign. Notably silent on the matter is the Great Cohibatator, Bill Clinton, although it is reported that he is fuming because he "presided over Weiner's wedding" and he considers this a betrayal of sorts.
Curious sidebar, this. I always though that Roman Emperors presided over weddings of their most notable courtiers, reserving the privilege of deflowering the bride for themselves. As Mel Brooks said in his History of the World: Part I , "..it's good to be the king!" Of course, The Wokette's post on Weiner's wedding proclaiming "Bill Clinton Marries Anthony Weiner This Weekend" evokes yet another questinable image and prompts the question, "would Hillary approve?" Anyway, I ramble.
So, summing up this side of the ledger, we have the puerile Member of Congress (this is just too much fun, isn't it?) getting a pass with some apologists saying that the media should move on.
Compare and contrast, O best beloved, to the recent release of Sarah Palin's e-mails by the state of Alaska much to the delight of her detractors thinking this will be a fresh pile of meat for them to paw through.
I am genuinely curious about what good it would serve to release the e-mails a full three years after she embarked on her campaign for VPOTUS and almost two years after she resigned as governor. As Sarah herself mused:
During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" last weekend, Palin said that she's not concerned that the emails being released could produce any damaging revelations.
"I think every rock in the Palin household that could ever be kicked over and uncovered anything, it's already been kicked over," she explained. "I don't think there's anything private in our family now. A lot of those emails obviously weren't meant for public consumption. They are between staff members. They're probably between family members."
What is also interesting to note is that liberal news outlets -- the NYT, WaPo, and the HuffPo" -- are enlisting the aide of their readership to paw through these missives in an effort to turn up some fragment of controversy not yet released to the light of day. Here is the solicitation by the HuffPo:
Click here to read the emails released by the state of Alaska. See anything interesting related to the 2008 campaign? Todd Palin? Tell us what you find right here or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Here is the hypocrisy: Weiner tweets lewd shots of his -- er -- weiner to young ladies and gets a pass but the Left calls for yet another wave of scrutiny of Sarah Palin for..doing what, exactly?
Frankly, I think both events will play out to the Left's disadvantage, irrespective of the twists and turns remaining in each tale. If Weiner is does resign, it will be after a messy battle that will leave the Dem party covered with bloody entrails and innards. If he stays, well, he joins the long almost-unending list of liberal principals who retain their positions despite unethical behavior; the likes of Ted "snorkel" Kennedy, Charlie Rangel, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Marion "The Bitch Set Me Up" Barry, and the rest of the murder's row.
The Palin e-mails are more intriguing; there are so many facets to this gem. Speculating on why they may have been released, I can only conclude that this is a red herring. Powerline's John Hinderaker buttresses this assumption with a post yesterday containing this juicy morsel::
“One embarrassing aspect of this episode, among several, is that major newspapers like the Times and the Post don’t seem to have the resources to review a few boxes of emails to determine whether there is anything there of interest. Otherwise, why would they solicit help from hundreds of readers? In my business, litigation, it is not unusual for parties to produce tens of millions of documents. A production of 13,000 emails would be considered miniscule. [sic] That our major newspapers evidently don’t have staff to do this minimal amount of work speaks volumes about their decline.”
The new governor of Alaska was Palin's lieutenant governor and loyal confederate. I gotta believe these missives were vetted. As Hinderaker states, this document dump is trivial. The outfall of all of this is summed up nicel by a commentor to that Powerlien post:
Mark Adams · Top Commenter · London, United Kingdom
These images of liberals scuttling around with boxes of Palin's emails will stick. The left is melting down. Its central sustaining memes are a bust:
Obama is the promised one - not so much.
Palin is finished - she's the brightest star in US politics.
The msm resemble a pig in shit with these emails. They'll look up and see the electorate aghast at the squalor. Add Weiner's flasherism and lies to change the image to a pack of sewer rats. 'Vote sewer rat' isn't a winning slogan.
Hypocrisy? Yes. A couple of stink bombs for the left? Aba-lutely!
BLOG FORMAT PROCEDURAL CHANGE: Succinctly, I am going to moderate comments for the foreseeable future here. Our friend Sewage forces me to do this. His comments encompassed both the profane and the pedestrian and were, in my opinion, without merit. It's sad, because I have had few dissenting commenters here (this is a small time effort and under the radar of many on both the left and the right) but the few I had were gentlemanly or ladylike in their presentations. One felt as though one could have a rational conversation with those folks.
Sewage, on the other hand, was just a juvenile, asinine, puerile rock'n'roller who counted among his life's great achievements rolling dope in tight packages. Plainly put, his remarks did not advance the ball and were stultifyingly boring.
Besides, this is my house and no one craps on my carpet. So now I will be limiting Sewage to crapping only on my welcome mat.