Hall of shame
Posted by Ron Coleman on March 11, 2008
Right Wing News has a collection of “Pics From Past ‘Press Conferences Of Shame.'”
Obviously, what’s really notable here is that these political wives, so accustomed to acting as props for their candidate / incumbent husbands, zombily trot themselves out for the highest-intensity humiliation that frankly could be imagined for a woman.
That is the only explanation for why these women do this. It’s hardly good enough.
And the egotism in the man who would demand, or even request — or even permit! — his wife to accompany him at such a moment is incomprehensible… even to me.
Yet so is the makeup of a man or woman who can run for political office in any but a local election. Constantly talking about yourself. Printing bumper stickers, posters, buttons with your name on them. This will distort anyone’s judgment.
This will make almost anyone, it seems, think he can get away with anything.
UPDATE: Her story.
UPDATE SQUARED: Instapundit:
Comparing Eliot Spitzer and Bill Clinton. “I know there are distinctions, but what are the morally and legally relevant ones? Here is one: Many people believe that prostitution should be legal; no one believes that perjury should be legal. . . . But this much is certainly true. Spitzer is a hundred times more of a hypocrite than Clinton.”
In conversation I have made the same point. If you telescope the timing on the perjury piece, the cases are perfectly comparable, and if Clinton did not leave, I am not clear why Spitzer should. But perhaps the higher level of hypocrisy makes him more insufferable politically — to his own party.
UPDATE CUBED: Ah yes. The high hypocrisy card has now been dealt. This degree of it, I had not known.