newsom -- in rehab, affair with his campaign managers wife
I had a lot of hope for this guy. The gay marriages & universal health care for san francisco seemed to big innovative show-the-nation type ideas.
Is the fact that he is a drunk who nailed his closest collegue's wife going to be a problem for his political career?
March 11th, 2007 11:24pm
>Is the fact that he is a drunk who nailed his closest collegue's wife going to be a problem for his political career?
Having been a drunk certainly hasn't stopped Dubya.
Having had an affair (more than once) certainly didn't stop Slick Willie.
March 12th, 2007 12:06am
Do you think the fact that he's admitted it -- ""Everything You've Heard Is True" --- is a problem?
March 12th, 2007 12:09am
No, Americans generally forgive politicians who 'fess up.
They forgave Clinton for his marital indiscretions.
They forgave Reagan for the bombing of Marine barracks (sp?) in Beirut after he took responsibility for that. (I actually blame the individuals responsible for the bombing, but I'm guessing Reagan's apology was more along the lines of admitting an error in policy.)
They forgave Wallace and Thurmond for their former segregationist views. I think Wallace did publicly apologize for his former views, I suppose a failed assassination attempt may have had something to do with that.
March 12th, 2007 12:33am
Reagan's apology for the marine baracks explosion? I'd like to hear more about that.
March 12th, 2007 12:43am
> Is the fact that he is a drunk who nailed his closest collegue's wife
Just do like Newt. Pick a random TV evangelical, ask for forgiveness, and then says it's old news when it comes up later.
son of parnas
March 12th, 2007 12:46am
"Pick a random TV evangelical"
That's not really an option for a Democratic politician - he'd need to pick someone from the 'Religious Left'. ;-)
March 12th, 2007 9:58am