For the record: I happen to agree that there is a fluorescent double standard in American politics when one candidate for NYC comptroller previously went to jail for providing prostitutes to another candidate for NYC comptroller – and if you haven’t watched Jake Tapper throw metaphorical acid in the face of Eliot Spitzer yet, well: here you go.
You’d think that would stop being funny. But it doesn’t.
Anyway, the basic point I grant. But I want to shut down this argument, before it starts:
When Ashley Judd inserted herself into a politically charged debate about coal mining in her home state of Kentucky, she was greeted with posters displaying a topless photo of her — not a titillating image from an issue of Playboy, but a tasteful pic from the women’s magazine Marie Claire. The tagline on the poster read, “Ashley Judd makes a living taking off her top. Why can’t coal miners?” Judd, a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, briefly considered a run for the Senate, before deciding against it.
Trust me: there were a lot of good reasons to oppose Ashley Judd’s candidacy, starting with the fact that she is a semi- literate goofball who had some very nasty supporters. Apparently the Harvard School of Government doesn’t offer classes in standard English…