Wednesday, December 19, 2007

High Infidelity

Katie Queries Candidates on Infidelity

Harry Truman once said, "A man not honorable in his marital relations is not usually honorable in any other." Some voters say they don't feel comfortable supporting someone who's not remained faithful to his or her spouse. Can you understand or appreciate their point of view?


Well, I can certainly-- understand why some people would feel that way, and-- and that is their perfect right to do so. But I think-- that would be a tough standard for most of-- American-- history to be able to meet, when we look at people who have made a big difference in our country.

I think there's more to someone's honor and integrity, and to their public service. I think sometimes we confuse the private and the public in ways that are not necessarily-- useful. So, of course, it's a deeply personal matter that I take personally. But I think on the public stage-- there are a number of people who have-- represented our country, led our country-- accomplished great achievements on behalf of our country who might have some-- challenges in their personal life, but have made a great contribution.
Gee, I wonder who Hillary is referring to? On the other hand, she did reference someone who accomplished great achievements on behalf of our country, so she probably isn't talking about Bill.

You should read all the answers that are there from Huck, Romney, Rudy, Fred, Richardson, Obama, Biden and Edwards, etc. A lot of the answers sound the same.

If I were won of the Republicans (except probably Rudy), however, I'd mention how Bill Clinton wasn't able to avoid philandering while he was in the White House and that as a result of that, it nearly brought down his administration, led to his impeachment and utterly occupied the country and his administration's interest and attention while Al Qeada was busy attacking us overseas and building up its network to attack us here at home while Clinton was too distracted dealing with his impeachment born of his own infidelity to put a stop to it when he had the chance.

THAT'S why marital fidelity matters when people are evaluating candidates.