South Carolina primary day: will they choose the Plutocrat or the Serial Adulterer?
In recent polling, the serial adulterer has pulled into first place over the plutocrat — but who knows WHAT can happen in South Carolina by the end of the day?
Andrew Sullivan gives us two opinions on Marianne Gingrich’s revelations:
Lloyd Grove says:
In case anyone needed to be reminded of Gingrich’s outrageous hypocrisy, ABC helpfully spliced in footage of the then-adulterous speaker, in a breathtaking feat of compartmentalization, pursuing the impeachment of Bill Clinton for arguably less egregious behavior, denouncing the Clinton-Gore administration as having “less moral authority than any administration in history,” and continually defending the sanctity of marriage as a political talking point.
But, you see, none of that matters to the GOP base because… lamestream media!
Margaret Carlson’s view is closer to Grove’s but still she isn’t sure the interview will do Gingrich much damage:
Newt was not polling well among evangelical women before Marianne’s revelations, and surely won’t now. But he makes up for it with his surge among men in a state where divorce is not unheard of, despite the fact that 60 percent of Republican voters identify themselves as Christian conservatives. Residents of South Carolina divorce at a rate twice as high as for that den of iniquity, Washington, D.C. Many fewer people divorce in the bluest of states, Massachusetts, than in the Palmetto State, according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
Ah, okay. Sanctity of marriage means one man and one woman being able to marry and divorce numerous times. I just hope evangelical conservative wives are ready for their husbands to announce how they’d like an open marriage too.
According to the GOP base, adulterous behavior and grandiose hypocrisy appear to be great personal attributes in a leader. The SIN is for the media to report it (if the adulterer is a Republican that is).