GOP Presidential Race: Bible-Thumping Horndog Hypocrites
So first we had Herman Cain, Baptist preacher and protector of the sanctity of marriage, doing a slow fizzle to his insurgent campaign to be the Republican opponent to President Barak Obama this November. Cain, you will recall, serially hit on female employees when he headed a restaurant lobbying association (and the fact that restaurants feel the need for a fully staffed lobbying office in Washington speaks volumes about the utter dysfunctionality of our government, but that’s another column).
Cain and his minions simply brushed aside this small army of abused women. But when another woman came up with a story that he had essentially been keeping her for a long, long time -- and had the paper trail to prove it -- Cain dropped out. That was not after continually denying the affair, which he still denies.
Now we have the double revelations that Newt Gingrich, that great protector of traditional marriage, wanted an "open relationship" with his second wife. This was so that he could carry on with his mistress, with whom he had been having a longtime affair. That woman, the current Mrs. Gingrich pro tem, seemed to be OK with it -- or, in the words of the archetype of such home-busting females, Crystal Allen in the film "The Women," "Steven seems happy with this arrangement so don’t go making any waves unless you want to cause plenty of trouble."
Crystal, it should be noted, also pointed out to the aggrieved Mrs. Haines, "Look, what have you got to kick about? You’ve got the name, the money, the position." Such an argument had the same effect on the second Mrs. Gingrich as it did on poor Mary Haines.