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Title: You gotta love it.
Post by: perkiset on June 24, 2009, 05:01:59 PM
OK, sorry for the non-tech political post, but this just rolls me.

I was on the Appalachian Trail!
No, wait...
I was in South America! Yeah That's it!
No, wait...
Oh yeah. I was screwing. Sorry y'all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/us/25sanford.html?_r=1&8au&emc=au


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: daviator on June 25, 2009, 01:18:04 AM
He was exploring the trail all right, just not the one he initially reported.

Yeah, it is a pretty amazing tale, though it seems strangely familiar.  I don't pretend that the Democratic politicos do any better at keeping it in their pants than the Republicans, but there always seems to be so much more hypocrisy on the Republican side, given their penchant for campaigning on "family values" and the like. 

I'm torn between whether I find the whole thing amusing or disappointing.  Probably a bit of both.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: perkiset on June 25, 2009, 07:42:19 AM
The emails that came out last night just rather sickened me. Not because he's a hypocrite (which of course he is) but because I just have *no desire at all* to get a voyeur's view into the guy's love life. I mean, eww.

I feel for the guy - if he's really in love then he must do the right thing: execute a divorce, perhaps surrender his post and go live that life. But to have both and scream at others that have such a situation just makes him a clown.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: daviator on June 25, 2009, 12:46:47 PM
The emails that came out last night just rather sickened me. Not because he's a hypocrite (which of course he is) but because I just have *no desire at all* to get a voyeur's view into the guy's love life. I mean, eww.

I didn't read the leaked emails until this morning, and I was reminded (ok, showing my age here) of the leaked phone calls from Prince Charles to Camilla all those years ago.  "I want to be reincarnated as your tampon" and the like.  This was just as ewww.   :barf:   The story of his disappearance the the explanation may be news, but his love letters?  Nobody needs to read those, especially considering the contents.  The public's right to know, even about public figures, doesn't extend to their love letters, in my opinion, especially when the facts of the situation are not in question at this point.

People are flawed, and sometimes they make horrible decisions which destroy lives, their own and others.  Those who lead our government and society should be held to a high standard and expected to exercise good judgment, and I suppose the infidelity is genuinely news we need to know, because of the lying and hypocrisy which trailed behind it.  As a romantic myself, it pains me to see a situation like this in which so many people are deeply wounded and relationships destroyed as a result of someone's lack of commitment to their spouse.  It probably does say something about the man's character.  But do we need to know the intimate details?  I don't think so.



Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: nutballs on June 25, 2009, 01:28:20 PM
yea i completely agree too.

It is newsworthy (supposedly. Though I think who gives a shit) that he had these letters. its newsworthy that the did X and Y. It is not important what the contents are, and that is between him, the person he wrote them to, and possibly his wife.

When did the rights of the people to know what their government reps are doing, extend into private life at every minute.
Whats next? dream analysis?
Of course, it says something of his character (in theory), and he may no longer be trusted as the person some people "thought he was", but that does not have any bearing on the right to ask or publish what his loveletters said.
He should sue for copyright violations. LOL

I want to take this further.
I will now require proof that our politicians are the gender they say they are. I want full nude photos up online, as proof.
Then I want photos of all they people they have ever banged, because, god forbid they experimented.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: perkiset on June 25, 2009, 02:31:42 PM
LOL @ Full disclosure.

I really could care less about people's love life - I am hardly one to throw stones, and wouldn't choose to even if I were. But the two things that are troubling about this are A) he left the state unattended for 4 days. This is something a Governor should never, ever do and he should be severely dealt with for that and B) the hypocrites on the right need to shut up. If you want to yell about others' behavior, you'd best not live in a glass house. Ergo, he should be kicked to the curb simply because he's an idiot.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: nutballs on June 25, 2009, 02:41:02 PM
of course, point A is the entire point.
wtf does it matter what the details are?
he did it for an improper reason, and that alone is enough info.
Maybe even so far as to say he did it to bang some chicks.
but the details of the relationship, are not relevant to the transgression.
He left, without informing anyone where to and without contact info. FAIL.

This is another example of how secrecy is the giveaway.
"i know, I will hide my affair by disappearing and noone will know..." lol, tard.

Sometimes flat, deadpan honesty is too hard for people to handle.
I quit my last job that way. "Boss, I am giving you 4 months notice that I am leaving on january 17th." They were surprised when I left.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: perkiset on June 25, 2009, 04:19:45 PM
"i know, I will hide my affair by disappearing and noone will know..." lol, tard.


Sometimes flat, deadpan honesty is too hard for people to handle.
I quit my last job that way. "Boss, I am giving you 4 months notice that I am leaving on january 17th." They were surprised when I left.
People do not normally do what they say they will do and integrity is a rare commodity. I am unsurprised at both: that they didn't get you and you did what you said you would. Classic.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: nutballs on June 25, 2009, 07:22:30 PM
no surprise on my side either.
I learned in highschool that blank-deadpan honesty, makes for situations that the opponent usually does not know how to really respond to. They can't corner you, since you just showed all your cards. They can't berate you without looking like a dick, because you were honest and up front.

I got accused once at an early job I had at bestbuy of "slacking off".
I replied, "Yes I am. This job is way under my skill level and is boring the everloving hell out of me. I am doing everything in my power to not quit. I would be much happier in 'that' position and you would get 100% out of me."
I got promoted, payraise, and was happier. (for about 2 weeks. lol)

people can't handle truth. They are so used to backpedaling, backstabbing, blamestorming, lying, cheating, that they have no facility or toolset for dealing with the truth, other than generally to do what the truthsayer says.

I also could just be lucky in that respect.
But I do it with clients to and it only failed once that I am aware of, but he was a dick.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: perkiset on June 25, 2009, 07:36:03 PM
But I do it with clients to and it only failed once that I am aware of, but he was a dick.
Nope, it worked perfectly. He was the wrong type of client if truth was off the table.
Pretty much exactly how we run our lives as well.


Title: Re: You gotta love it.
Post by: nutballs on June 25, 2009, 08:17:51 PM
thats how i felt about it too. but most folks i talk to are like " OMG you lost how much money a month by doing what?!?!!!" lol

I forget what crowd I am talking with here sometimes.