Saturday, November 04, 2006

Haggard
What is it with the Republican Party and dirty little secrets? There's Foley, now Haggard, and, well, all the other folks who've gotten caught with their pants down.

One could certainly argue that people with an unhealthy relationship with their own sexuality tend to be drawn to moralistic crusades, but I actually think it's simpler than that. If you're going to move up in the world of politics, you're going to need a hand up from the existing power structure. We left-wingers have always wondered at the party unity and discipline displayed by the right. Maybe part of why they have so much party unity is that they tend to promote people with secrets to hide, who can therefore be controlled.

Just a theory, of course.

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