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Wednesday, March 12

Stand by your man. Or not.

Dan Savage had a couple of posts about women who are married to politicians who get caught in "sex scandals." Here's one:

Re: Mommas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Marry Politicians

Okay, let’s vote!

If you had to be one of these women—if you had to stand next to your husband while he conducted a humiliating, career-ending press conference about his hookers/gay lovers/adult diapers/airport toilet escapades—which of these women would you be?

Mrs. Spitzer
Mrs. McGreevey
Mrs. Craig
Mrs. Vitter
You can go and vote if you wish. The majority voted to be Mrs Spitzer. I didn't vote because I wouldn't want to be any of them and I wouldn't marry a politician in a million years. egomaniacs. I wonder if people voted for Mrs. Spitzer because it wasn't a gay scandal, but I'm not sure of that. Maybe they just voted for the first one so that they could see how other people voted (but you didn't have to.) Either way, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't stand by your man. Think Hillary.

Which brings me to this comic. What do you think?

The wicked witch of the west blames Mrs. Spitzer for the scandal because she didn't make him feel like a man.
"When the wife does not focus in on the needs and the feelings — sexually, personally — to make him feel like a man, to make him feel like a success, to make him feel like her hero, he’s very susceptible to the charm of some other woman. […]

The cheating was his decision to repair what’s damaged and to feed himself where he’s starving. But yes, I hold women accountable for tossing out perfectly good men by not treating them with the love and kindness and respect and attention they need."
I need to go vomit after that.

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