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our long, awkward, national nightmare is over, sort of

26 Jan

Gawker is reporting that Jon Favreau, Barack Obama’s young, handsome speechwriter, is secretly canoodling with another Obama staffer who – OMG! – may have once posed in her skivvies for Maxim magazine! Eek!

Well, look – it’s to be expected, now that the Democrats are in the White House.  Me, I say leave the two crazy kids alone, it’s none of our business, and her appearing in her underhoos has nothing to do with her character, her ability to do her job, national security, or anything else that’s really important.  I think a lot of people feel this way – things suck too bad right now for false outrage, so the general reaction has been more “awwww….”

Why am I even reporting on this, you ask?  Well, two reasons.  One, the obvious appeal of posting a smokin’ hot pic of this young lady on my site, added to her obvious appeal as a very attractive woman who’s also smart and savvy enough to work at the most powerful building in the world.

The second reason has to do with the difference between Republican sex scandals and Democrat sex scandals.   I’m not implying that this is, in any way, a sex scandal – woman who used to be a lingere model now works at the White House; is dating President’s top speechwriter; yaddah yaddah who cares.

Has anyone else noticed a pattern, though?  A Democratic sex scandal usually involves a well known male politician cheating on his wife, either with a staffer or a high-end call-girl.  If the politician is known publicly as a straight male, the “other woman” will, 99.9% of the time be an actual woman,  of legal age and legal immigration status.  The whole affair will end when he tearfully apologizes to his constituency and his wife, who stands by his side at the press conference wearing an expression of weary support mixed with disgust.

A Republican sex scandal, on the other hand, usually involves a well known male politician cheating on his wife, either with a total stranger or low-rent hooker.  If the politician is known publicly as a straight male, the “other woman” will, 99.9% of the time, be a dude.  If the politician ranted and raved about protecting kids online, the “other woman” will probably be a teenage boy.  Sometimes, drugs and livestock will be found on the scene, and the whole affair will not take place at their summer home or a classy hotel, but more likely than not, someplace icky like a bathroom.  The whole affair will end when he smarmilly tells the world that oh, no, it wasn’t him, while his wife stands by his side, holding his hand with a smile Botoxed to her lips.

I don’t know what this means, but I’ve got a theory: all that talk about family values and decency is probably bad for your mental health.

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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “our long, awkward, national nightmare is over, sort of

  1. fever2tell

    January 26, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    You are SO RIGHT Andy. There are lots of intelligent, attractive, upstanding young women who work as pillars of society who just *happen* to cavort in their underwear occasionally for fun and or profit. Physical modesty is not the sole indicator of moral character. How else to they expect us to pay for all the advanced degrees? Srrsly though, people that have a problem with something like this need to pay for some therapy and get the hell over their madonna/whore complex.

    To add my two cents about Republican sex scandals, I think repression has something to do with it too. When you work so hard to repress your normal sexual urges and desires, they are going to come out somehow. The way these people conducted their affairs, in a dirty, secret fashion, shows how ashamed they are of sex in the first place. Again… THERAPY!

     

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