Over at RedState, E Pluribus Unum is, true to his name, making out of many snits, one giant tizzy.
He starts off reasonably enough, using his inside voice…
By all means report the facts. I’m sure you’ll be happy to cover every salacious detail. Have at it. Be sure to cover the pain and suffering of Governor Sanford’s family. While you are at it, cover the depth to which all South Carolina and nation-wide Republicans and conservatives rightly feel betrayed.
But there’s only so much a Wolverine can take, and by the second paragraph he’s gone Full Color Font on us.
Beyond that, just shut up. Shut your lying, hypocritical, power-above-patriotism, hyper-partisan, two-faced, shamelessly double-standard bearing pie hole.
Then, he silences our juvenile tittering with a quotation from Patrick Henry’s eloquent “You’re Not the Boss of Me!” speech:
You don’t get to judge.
Look, pal, nobody over here is setting themselves up as an arbiter of the public morals. This isn’t the Inquisition; it’s just a little schadenfreude. Relax.
The Library of Congress could hardly contain chapter and verse of the multitudes of ways the press and the other Democrats have gotten away with judging Republicans by wholly different standards than that applied to Democrats. But that double standard is both obvious and as wide as the Grand Canyon. You show no honor, no equity, no fairness, and no scruples yourselves. You, to put it mildly, do not police your own.
I thought that’s what FoxNews was for.
We do. We’ll deal with Sanford.
A swift blow with an ice-axe to the back of the skull, then we start airbrushing him out of all the May Day photos!
We have standards (you don’t), and we have a long history of punishing and purging our leaders who prove unworthy of trust.
Remember John Ensign? Rush Limbaugh? David Vitter? Larry Craig? Ha! Didn’t think so! And don’t even try to find the bodies!
For your part, serial adulterer Bill Clinton remains a rock star as far as you are concerned, and that about sums up the standards to which Democrats hold themselves.
You seem confused, Mr. Unum. Perhaps I can help…You see, if liberals say, for instance, that they consider marital infidelity a matter between husband and wife, rather than husband and House of Representatives, it would then be hypocritical to judge Clinton’s presidency largely on the basis of how well he cleaved unto his spouse. But as a Congressman, Sanford voted to impeach President Clinton, and don’t we owe it to Republicans to judge them by their own declared standards? Anything else would suggest we doubt their sincerity.
So, spare us your mock outrage, your tut-tutting, your finger-wagging, your eyebrows furrowed in anger.
I think you’re confusing us with one of Newt Gringrich’s ex-wives. These are purely tears of joy.
If you are well and truly outraged by Mark Sanford’s adultery
On the contrary, I’m impressed by a guy who’ll travel over 5000 miles for a booty call.
…but could not trouble yourself to muster even a little mild disapproval against the cretin who wiped his feet with the honor of the office of President of the United States, then you are a hypocrite yourself of the lowest stripe. You are unworthy to judge.
Hey, I never claimed to be the umpire, Uma. I’m just another bleacher bum enjoying our nation’s pastime.
So just shut up.
And with that, he called us “bastard people!” and ran home to bite his pillow.
Posted by scott on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 4:19 pm