Fighting with the Sky

Electing Women Can End Sex Scandals

Posted on: June 27, 2009

Ever since the details of his affair came to light, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s indiscretions have been all over the news. I’m kind of sick of it. Yes, he had an affair. Yes, he used “state business” as an excuse to visit his mistress in Argentina (please explain to me how there can be South Carolina business in Argentina). But does it really grant so much press coverage?

But, when I came across this article in the National Review Online, it made me smile a little about the whole situation. Dana Perino argues that by electing more women, we will avoid the GOPs who are “hypocrites in their personal lives.”

There’s one common denominator, and it’s not partisan. It’s a chromosome named Y. Why? Could someone please explain?

While I am not able to explain, I do think I know the answer to all of this: Elect more women. No woman I know has the time for such trysts, nor do I know any who say the desire one. They’re too busy trying to keep all the plates spinning at home, at work, and at the gym to make sure none fall and break.

While there are many reasons to elect women to public office, this is another great one to add to the list – no more sex scandals!


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