Thursday, June 15, 2006

Republican Girls Gone Wild

You know, I'm not a fan of the "Go after the family too" school of politics. I still remember people all the way from Rush Limbaugh to the Saturday Night Live cast going after Chelsea Clinton for being "ugly" during the most awkward years of a kid's life.

But come on... You have to use some common sense if your old man is running for office. If you're the daughter of a president, you can't really have the wild, drunken nights out on the town that your friends can have. You don't have the level of anonymity required for that.

And when your old man is running for the US Senate, it's probably for the best if you take your "I kissed a girl" moment off of Facebook.

Wonkette has found pictures of Bob Corker's daughter kissing a girl and dancing with a girl in her panties and posted them online.

Part of me would like to look at Wonkette and say "These kids deserve some semblance of a normal life. Hands off." I've always thought Wonkette was a little bit overrated--- I'm old fashioned enough to care more about the issues than whether or not a politician is having an affair, and her blog is a political gossip column.

But to Julia Corker--- How about some common sense? Think your old man's opponents in the primary aren't ruthless enough to use this? One of them was the House Impeachment Manager during the Clinton years, ferchrissake. Think he's evolved so much in the last few years that he's no longer willing to use something salacious for political gain?

These pictures are not anything horrible. It's not like she did a lesbian porn film. She did something that a million other drunken college girls do every day.

But leaving it out there when your old man is running for the Senate? Stupid.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, the "Children gone Wild Issue" has never been a problem for the Bushes... Remember that as long as they find Jesus (on public TV) a couple of days before the election, everything will be fine.

Freedonian said...

Those two girls are perpetually one beer away from a "Girls Gone Wild" appearance.