Sooner or later something will happen that highlights the differences of Democrats and Republicans. The Jim Gibbons episode is one of these events. Ask Jennifer Flowers what Clinton officials/advisers said about her, and how the N.O.W. gang ignored her and her complaint (which Clinton settled out of court over).
When a democrat runs afoul, you see other dems having a pep rally on the capitol steps or (when Clinton was impeached) on the White House lawn, all lined up in support of their accused politician. And they also denigrate the accuser. I remember James Carville likening Jennifer Flowers as someone who will jump at a dollar bill if you drag it through the trailer park.
Shoe on the other foot. When a republican runs afoul, like Foley, Livingston, and others, the party expects them to pay the price. They don’t get behind the accused, and they don’t bad-mouth the accuser. You don’t hear anyone saying that Gibbons’ accuser, waitress Chrissy Mazzeo, is a gold digger or trailer park trash. And his republican colleagues, while disappointed with the news, say that if the accusations are true then he should go. But there is no pre-judgement of the matter. No pep-rally.
How these parties react to situations like this really does illuminate the character of both.
“He has been called a faker by conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh” writes Katherine (Katie) Shaver. Below is all I have to say about the FOX-Limbaugh brew ha-ha. It’s a ‘comment’ I sent to Katie about her article.
Katie, Are you a little embarrassed by your premise? You should be. Apparently you have been listening to everyone but Rush. Is that what journalists do? Listen to critics instead of the source? Especially when the source is so easily accessible?
Rush’s reaction to Fox’s jittery-looking commercial was, exactly, that Fox was either acting or was off his medication. Fox IS an actor, and he does take meds for his condition. Comprende? That was just a normal reaction to what was seen. It was an aside, if you will, from Rush’s point, which was that the bill was disguised by its name as a stem-cell research bill when it was actually a cloning bill. It attempts to codify cloning by explicitly using the scientific term for the procedure in the State’s constitution. That was the point, which you missed.
You, Katie, are faking the truth. The truth, if you’re interested, like a journalist should be interested, can be found in the radio show’s transcripts. Now, if YOU want to say that all actors are fakers, that’s fine. Many in your profession are fake journalists. But to say Rush said something that he didn’t say, is just a lie that suits a purpose instead of a ‘journalistic’ piece.
Have a great liberal day. Enjoy your anger towards conservatives. You deserve it.
He has been called a faker by conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh, and he withstands the gazes of hundreds of people as his lips tremble, a hand shakes or a foot jerks in a wild spasm.