.. or why a little weiner is as necessary to the functioning of Versailles on the Potomac as the circus was to a Roman Empire in its decline.
Jun 17, 2011
By Peter Z. Scheer
I pretty much lost it while watching David Gergen, a veteran of the Nixon White House, trying to make sense of sexting. The CNN analyst surely witnessed his share of villainy in that administration and the three others he served in, and he probably has no problem comprehending something like the illegal bombing of Cambodia or the near-elimination of welfare. But who sends pictures of his penis to strangers?
A lot of people, as it turns out. There is a culture gap in this country, between people who are happy to enjoy what’s left of their privacy and people who just don’t think about it. It’s not that No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden wanted to expose his penis to fans—it just never occurred to him that anybody but his lady friend would get a peek. There are a number of professional athletes—and at least one politician—for whom the previous sentence would work.
Phi Beta Iota: The pornographic criminally insane behavior of the senior politicians is vastly more harmful and costly that a little weiner on Twitter. This is the core point. There is no “sense” in Washington, it is all theater of the absurd fronting for the on-going looting and depraved indifference of the few at the expense of the many.