We already know that the mainstream media has nothing better to do than to sniff around the corners of the Clintons' marriage
, pick up Ann Coulter's meme about John Edwards being somehow less of a man because of his haircuts
, and speculate on the impact of Michelle Obama's professional life on the campaign
. After all, these are more important issues in a society in which Paris Hilton's jail time warranted more coverage than Scooter Libby's -- non-jail time.
But I wonder if the mainstream media, particularly the head underwear drawer-sniffers at the New York Times
(*cough* Maureen Dowd *cough*), the folks who ran this puff piece about Jeri Thompson and her two close friends
today as part of the Serious Journalists' continuing effort to portray the aging, hangdog Fred Thompson as a Real Macho Potent Man
, are going to have anything to say about this oblique tidbit
tossed out there a week ago by Andrew Sullivan while I was in Bethesda learning about Cold Fusion 8 and trying to recover my emotional equilibrium:
Outside the extremist, activist base, regular GOP voters turn out to be relatively tolerant when it comes to sexual minorities and private sex lives. They're not well represented by their party leaders, as far as policy is concerned. This is good news for Fred Thompson. The man has had a colorful and wide-ranging sex life, as I'm sure we will soon find out.
Rick Santorum, call your office.
Labels: Fred Thompson, hypocrisy