Helen, are you there?
Of course I am here. Where the hell would I be? In Argentina with Governor Sanford?
I’m sorry Margaret. I don’t mean to snap at you. It’s just too damn hot and everything in the news right now is driving me crazy. The Governor from South Carolina decides to skip town for a few days – not even telling his wife where he has gone - and then acts surprised when it makes the news. And so it appears that yet another Republican politician couldn’t keep his Johnson in his pants.
Senator Ensign is still apologizing for it and now Govenor Sanford has joined the adultery parade. Is there something special about a Republican tallywacker that it requires so much attention? I mean honestly, Margaret - One day they’re just so concerned about who is sleeping with whom and then the next day they’re shacking up with some bimbo in South America. Tell me again why gay people can’t get married?
But it’s not just Republicans. It seems that politicians in general have an issue with keeping it zipped. The only difference is that one party decided to make it a moral issue and the other one rightly thinks it’s a privacy issue.
Margaret, if I have to listen to one more hypocritical apology from a holier than thou politician too stupid to keep his indiscretions secret… well, I’m not sure what I would do but a girl can wish… can’t she?
And speaking of wishes… I wish we could just vote out the Dicks and vote in the Janes.
Imagine a world where women were in control of governments. Children would never go without health care. Corporate executive bonuses and private jets would happen only after corporate day care centers and meaningful maternity leave were paid for. Birth control would be free and Viagra would be priced based on the going rate for a barrel of oil. And by that I mean to say the price would go up and down without making any sense – much like the penis in question.
I know. I know. I sound cranky. Well I am. It’s just too damn hot and my flowers look pitiful. I think I will go have a nice, big glass of iced tea. But before I leave you, let me just say that what is happening in Iran is complicated and I am damn glad a smart man is sitting in the Oval Office. I mean it. Really
Oh my, Helen, listen to you, dear. Yes, I do think it must be the heat.
All I can say about all of that is thank the Lord for Cable Television. All I know is that the day we got cable television here in Maine is the day I finally got a good night’s rest. I’m in bed by 10 p.m. What my Howard does after 10 p.m. is his business. All I’m saying is that maybe more politicians should watch late night cable television and we wouldn’t have all of these problems. Maybe that is the answer, dear.
Go water your plants, Helen. It might just take your mind off things for a while.