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Scandal Nation

June 6, 2011
Daniel Greenfield
6/6/2011

Despite 15 trillion dollars of debt, we still give priority to sex scandals over economic scandals. Which may explain why we are so deep underwater. Imagine if a politician who grabbed a 100 million dollar pork project for his friends had to spend a week explaining it. That would almost certainly never happen. Not to a Democrat or even a Republican. Spending isn’t salacious. But maybe it should be.

The biggest political scandals are unrelated to a politician’s function. Sometimes sex and money do collide. As is the case with John Edwards. But mostly it’s a chance to play out an old narrative. The sleazy pol, the hypocritical media and the spouse standing by his side.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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