Monday, May 16, 2005

Ease off that throttle, Congressman

This isn't what I was threatening er, promising in that last post, but it's such a jawdropper I can't let it pass. Besides, I can't start whoring this blog until there's something to read.

If you patronise the sort of blog I link to on the right, you are probably:
  1. A traitorous liberal weenie, most likely French, harbouring blackest treason in your twisted commie soul.
  2. Already aware of the story, curiously underplayed in your media, of 64-year-old Representative Don Sherwood and the 29-year-old woman who is definitely not his mistress, goodness me no. And he was only giving her a backrub. The Lord only knows why she called 911 claiming his hands somehow wound up around her throat.
Via All Hat No Cattle, Yahoo! news has this update. The money shot's right there in the first two paragraphs.
Pa. Papers Spar Over Congressman Coverage
By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer
Thu May 12, 7:06 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Some news outlets in northeastern Pennsylvania have declined to report on an encounter between a married GOP congressman and a 29-year-old woman, with one managing editor telling readers he didn't think the matter was "my business. Or yours."

"Where is the connection between the politician's private moral life and his public performance?" Lawrence K. Beaupre, the managing editor of The Scranton Times and The Tribune, explained in a letter to readers Sunday.
Tell that to Bill Clinton.

There's a useful word for when one encounters moments like these. That word is "gobsmacked".


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