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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:56 AM

Politicians and sex

I purposefully stayed away from the Andrew Cuomo threads, I guess because I had a hard time making any judgments. It's not a good thing to be harassing your subordinates, and if true it's a bad thing to be touching a. woman's breast without consent. On the other hand it doesn't surprise me that a powerful man with no social life awkwardly approaches attractive woman. It's a pretty old story. I do confess I was a bit offended when a 25 year old woman at least through her lawyers claimed she was being groomed
15 year olds are groomed. 25 year olds are hit on..I don't have a big issue with his being impeached or resigning. But it's an old story. I just can't get to excited one way or the other.
Thinking about our Presidents, I have no doubt that Joe Biden is faithful to his wife, just as I am sure Trump was cheating on his. Obama was faithful as was W.
Clinton? I don't think Monica was the only one. George H W? Others might disagree but I would wager small money he was faithful. Reagan, Carter and Ford were faithful. Nixon and LBJ cheated.
That of course brings us to JFK. It is what it is. I read Grace and Power. The big revelation to me was how little time Jackie spent in the White House. In the end I just concluded it's really none of my business. People's sex lives are often complicated. Mine certainly was before I got married. Jackie wanted to be buried next to Jack. Which to me says a lot. The rest is basically none of my business.
Do I care about any of this? I suppose I have a prurient interest. At least I've heard of these people, unlike the subjects of today's gossip columns. But I don't really care. I'll judge politicians by what they accomplish. I'm too old to think that their sex lives matter much.


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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:08 AM

1. Thank you for your candor. /eom

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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:35 AM

2. Why many men go into politics: To get women.

I remember reading many years ago someone wrote about why men go into politics. I don't remember who wrote this, but as I recall they were authoritative. He wrote that many men go into politics for the same reason many young men become rock'n'roll musicians. For the girls. Evidently power attracts some women.

Over the years I have read about the escapades of many politicians, both Republican and Democratic. There have been so many that it doesn't surprise me any more when one gets caught.

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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:19 AM

3. One of the reasons, everything else being even, I almost always

vote for the woman running for office. Not that no woman has ever been guilty of this behavior, but way less often.
I also think anyone that wants to be President should be disqualified and only those that are drafted to run can be President. Like George Washington was.

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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:19 PM

4. If I recall HW had a fairly well known about mistress

too damn late to look it up.

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