Thursday, October 05, 2006

Selective Moral Judgement

THOSE ON THE Right are doing their best to compare the Foley scandal with the Clinton-Lewinsky mess, arguing that Democrats are exercising 'selective moral judgement' because they are 'outraged' (Hannety's word) at Foley's behavior but they were not outraged at Clinton's behavior.

I'm all for being outraged (and I was) at Clinton's behavior, but surely even right-wing hacks are smart enough to understand the difference between consensual sex between two adults and a grown man who preys on children.

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At 10/05/2006 9:42 AM, Anonymous JacksonSquare said...

The only Republican defense to this is 'the Democrats have done worse.' Pathetic.

At 10/05/2006 9:42 AM, Blogger jonathan scriven said...

Actually, Newt Gingrich said as much last night in a speech to GOP supporters in South Carolina.

At 10/10/2006 8:08 PM, Blogger Johnny said...

Newt Gingrich is hard to get a hold of... every time I think he's the new (old) John McCain he comes and says something really confused.

He after all is one of those who went around saying that the notes were innocuous and harmless. from think progress.

One day he is with Hillary Clinton working on health care reform and the next he's crazy newt.
So confusing!


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