January 4, 2009

Richardson out.

Another money problem for the Dems. Can't we get a sex problem for a change? This is getting boring.

58 comments:

Palladian said...

Democratic Party men were all involuntarily castrated after the Clinton Administration and the withering stare of Nancy Pelosi takes care of any nascent desires among newer members.

traditionalguy said...

Maybe sex will have to wait awhile when this much Money-Power is up for grabs. First lets see how far the Fed Dept of justice will be allowed to go in criminalising politics. I admit that I do feel cheated by the lack of any sexual revelations. Doesn't The Chitown gang owe it to their Sicilan tradition to give us some Mob girls in these stories?

Palladian said...

Does anyone else feel that Obama is about the most sexless politician they've seen in a while? He just seems cold and lifeless to me, at least in the sex-potential department. I can more easily imagine Bill Richardson having sex than I can Obama having sex. Not that I'd want to imagine such a thing, but I wanted to stay on topic.

David said...

"Can't we get a sex problem for a change?"

Pinch and Princess Caroline just don't do it for you, huh?

But just wait. This wish will be fulfilled.

garage mahal said...

Soon Americans will be wishing Republicans were back in charge. You just wait.

Original George said...

O down low?

Palladian said...

"Soon Americans will be wishing Republicans were back in charge. You just wait."

Finally you say something that's true!

Ann Althouse said...

OrigGeo, that's weird, I was just reading a BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS essay in today's NYT... on his sex addiction or whatever.

Ann Althouse said...

Inane.

ricpic said...

Richardson's had too much sex with a taco.

Simon said...

Palladian said...
"Does anyone else feel that Obama is about the most sexless politician they've seen in a while?"

And yet he has throngs of followers who seem motivated in large part by an intense desire for him. Go figure.

Palladian said...

"And yet he has throngs of followers who seem motivated in large part by an intense desire for him. Go figure.'

Yeah, I don't get it.

Though I can say that I've never had any sexual attraction to any politician I've ever seen.

Palladian said...

"OrigGeo, that's weird, I was just reading a BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS essay in today's NYT... on his sex addiction or whatever."

Jesus, that was inane! He felt guilty about having a healthy desire for pleasurable sex so he's decided to call it an ADDICTION! Yes! Anything we feel guilty about enjoying, let's call it an ADDICTION! That takes the responsibility away from us!

Now he can hook up with boys on the down-low and not feel bad about it anymore. Maybe he can go to Sex-Addicts Anonymous meetings and find even more guys to fuck around with.

garage mahal said...
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garage mahal said...

Palladian is just hoping Obama as President does fail because he's from the Hate America First Crowd. Sort of like liberals hoping we were losing in Iraq [and as badly as the news indicated we were] just so they could come back and say "I told you so!!"

traditionalguy said...

The sublimation of a man's Sexual Libido into an ability to Connect powerfully and soulishly with an audience in the giving of a speech is not new. It is a very powerful craft that has been reported to send chills up the legs of the persons in the audience. An experienced practioner has no respect for persons who use no sexual control.

Cedarford said...

Palladian - Democratic Party men were all involuntarily castrated after the Clinton Administration and the withering stare of Nancy Pelosi.

Funny to see a salami smoker whose job allows him to hang about with pubescent young boys opine about the neutering of real men.

Host with the Most said...

Cedarford,

I believe that your comment is what is refered to as "baiting".

As a palladian fan - I hope he doesn't respond, leaving your pre-pubescent effort hanging out there limply.

SteveR said...

As a resident of New Mexico, this is sad news, he will be staying here.

Palladian said...

"Palladian is just hoping Obama as President does fail because he's from the Hate America First Crowd."

Well whatever. That's simply nonsense. I've never remotely suggested that I want Obama to fail, even though that's what you and your party spent the last eight years doing and look what it got you: both Houses and the Presidency. I hope for Obama what I hope for every politician: don't fuck things up and stay out of my way.

"Funny to see a salami smoker whose job allows him to hang about with pubescent young boys opine about the neutering of real men."

First of all you knuckle-dragging, sister-fucking Nazi moron, my job doesn't "allow" me to hang about with "pubescent young boys". I'm a college teacher and all of my students are well over 18 years of age. Second, you seem to be insinuating that I'm a child molester, though of course you're not coming out and saying it, just like you never come out and say you hate Jews. But your insinuations get the message across loud and clear, and I don't appreciate such a disgusting libel applied to me though it's not a surprise coming from you. The only reason you're able to make such an insinuation is that I'm open about who I am and what I do. I'm not some half-witted phony sitting anonymously at his computer writing interminable paraphrases of articles that appeared in last month's "American Conservative" magazine.

Everyone here knows you for what you are: a cowardly Jew-hating, America-hating moron and, perhaps worst of all, a very poor and very boring writer. Say what you will about me. Everyone (except me, sadly) ignores everything you say.

Palladian said...

"As a palladian fan - I hope he doesn't respond, leaving your pre-pubescent effort hanging out there limply."

Sorry to disappoint Host. I couldn't resist: letting Cedarford have it allows me to vent a little steam.

Nichevo said...

Host, I dunno if we should sell c4, ah, short so quickly. He knows so much about blacks, Jews, gays, the underclass, the Iranian military and so forth, it is hard to understand how he had any room in his head for missileering or whatever was his USAF job description.

Why, he is a regular Cliff Clavin. Complete with an arsenal of Little-Known Facts.

OTOH, his political orientation is, shall we say, coming out of the closet, which will diminish his patter till he retools. Or perhaps he doth protest too much?

Randy said...

According to comments made by Mickey Kaus about Richardson when he was a presidential candidate, he probably has a "sex problem" as well. There are often two reasons someone resigns / leaves office / withdraws their name: the stated reason and the real one.

Palladian said...

"OTOH, his political orientation is, shall we say, coming out of the closet, which will diminish his patter till he retools. Or perhaps he doth protest too much?"

He's driving over the top of spherical political space. He can still see Hitler looming in his rear-view mirror but Lenin, Stalin and Mao are starting to come over the horizon. He's getting close to that border between those two icy-dark lands and, contrary to what many people believe, that border is awfully fluid.

Chip Ahoy said...

I've decided on Nikon D90 with 18-200mm VRII lens.

I've been selling my body on Colfax for quite some time now, and if you think saving up all those quarters was easy, well, it wasn't.

I just now shifted the cash to a pass through account to cover the purchase because, frankly, I'm tired of reading reviews and comparing.

Cedarford said...

It's always fun to hit Palladian after his unprovoked gratuitous attacks on me.
And it is notable that salami smokers like him DO gravitate to young males, so they do seek careers close to sexy boys, much as pederast priests do.
And bringing that up, while Palladian fantasizes about hairless male backsides, absolutely enrages that "teacher".

jeff said...

Jesus, Cedarford, what college did you go to? Hairless backsides? Anything you want to get off your chest? I hear acceptance is the first step to healing.

Alex said...

Cedarford - I'd say that you were lower then pond scum, but that would be insulting to pond scum. After all, pond scum never insulted anyone.

Palladian said...

"It's always fun to hit Palladian after his unprovoked gratuitous attacks on me.
And it is notable that salami smokers like him DO gravitate to young males, so they do seek careers close to sexy boys, much as pederast priests do."

Yes, straight men never gravitate towards attractive young women!

"And bringing that up, while Palladian fantasizes about hairless male backsides, absolutely enrages that "teacher"."

LOL. I like hairy butts, honey. You see, I like men, not little boys. Sorry everyone for straying into "too much information" territory, but Cedarford's little fantasy needed to be popped. Er, so to speak. You see, I'm a salami smoker. I'm not into Vienna Sausages. Which is why I'm not into young boys. Or Cedarford, for that matter. I don't like spending 20 minutes searching for the salami before I smoke it.

Palladian said...

"Jesus, Cedarford, what college did you go to? Hairless backsides?"

Haha. Of all the college age men I've been with (which does NOT include men from the college where I teach, FYI) I've never seen a hairless backside. Maybe men develop more slowly in the toxic waste dump where Cedarford grew up.

Alex said...

Palladian - then why do all those 20-something Hollywood studs have hairless asses?

Zachary Paul Sire said...

This is getting gross.

I wonder what Bill Richardson's ass looks like?

Speaking of salami smoking, I went on a really fun date last night. It was 5 hours of great conversation, food, drinks, and later on, mutual friends joined us. Love is in the air!

EnigmatiCore said...

Only Republicans have sex?

Alex said...

Republicans have normal, non-pervy sex. Democrats like do all the pervy stuff.

Palladian said...

"Palladian - then why do all those 20-something Hollywood studs have hairless asses?"

Stupidity. Feminization of the American male. You know.

Alex said...

But Palladian, those 20-something studs set the standard for the rest of us now. Now now girl wants to shag me due to my hairy ass.

Palladian said...

"This is getting gross."

Titus regularly describes his excrement and yet a little healthy sex-talk is gross?

"I wonder what Bill Richardson's ass looks like?"

Like the cushion of a late 70s beige vinyl love seat in which the foam has begun to turn to dust?

"Speaking of salami smoking, I went on a really fun date last night. It was 5 hours of great conversation, food, drinks, and later on, mutual friends joined us."

An ORGY!

Palladian said...

"But Palladian, those 20-something studs set the standard for the rest of us now. Now now girl wants to shag me due to my hairy ass."

Maybe you'll have to turn to the dark side then. We do recruit you know.

Unfortunately a lot of gay men want only waxed, hairless girly-men as partners too.

Alex said...

Yeah but there are bears too right?

Zachary Paul Sire said...

I find more and more guys are into the natural, non-waxed look. And all my girlfriends like their boyfriends hairy. But there is something to said for some appropriate trimming.

reader_iam said...

I wonder, in passing. Could Althouse's original post have anything to do with different flavors--or ought that be palates (honed patience?)--for hypocrisies?

Ralph said...

Let's not forget about anal bleaching, or is that a NY girl thing?

Ralph said...

I've been losing body hair since I passed 40. Enjoy it while you got it.

Stephanie said...

Can't we get a sex change for a problem?

With the dems in charge the sex stuff is gonna need to be taken up a few notches from the droll sex what the republicans are into...

Stephanie said...

Don't worry Ralph, once you hit 55 or so the hair starts reappearing in some pretty strange places... not that I'm 55 or up (I'm not).

blogging cockroach said...

i dunno reader
i have a very educated palate
not to mention antennae
and i have yet to find any hypocrisy
spilled on the floor behind the stove
believe me if there were any flavors
i d know
but my problem as a cockroach
is that i have no use for money
except to occasionally munch on
a grease stained bill but watch
out for the ones that have been
tightly rolled
on the other hand i am not
much into sex in this existence
so neither issue is alive much to me
in the way a meatball behind
the stove might be
sigh it s all falling pale and
nugatory on a tiring eye
the only news i want to hear is
whether there s some hollandaise splotch
on the counter next to the toaster

blake said...

I thought the rule was: Dems have money scandals, Reps have sex scandals. (P.J. O'Rourke?)

I presume that's because of the HYPOCRISY. Reps are supposed to be anti-sex and Dems are supposed to be anti-money.

reader_iam said...

Interesting bits herein, if not rising to the level of meatballs and Hollandaise.

(Alas, or not, I have no more control of that than the cockroach does of where meatballs are dropped or Hollandaise is splotched.)

reader_iam said...
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reader_iam said...

but b.c. a consolation
you would love my real-life kitchen
as i am a sucker for handing over
not just leavings or leftovers
but helpings from the main dish
i just can t resist the looks
no matter how the eyes work
they see and I see not just what they see
but also what they re looking for
so i have to hand out something
sometimes giving over
sometimes giving out
sometimes giving up and i confess
only once in a while these days
plain sharing which is the true giving
biscuit carrot steak brulee
you can have the first bite if you like
take the plate even

reader_iam said...

sorry still getting the hang
of the punctuation spacing thang

Host with the Most said...

I admit the sexual descriptions may be a bit much for my taste, but since we're discussing hair vs. non-hair, here goes (gulp):

My adoring wife confessed to me on our 25th anniversary last year that she was hoping that she could view moi in the southern regions sans hair. Which was fine (and fun). But the stuff does grow back, and last week (a mere 5 months from complete hairlessness) I had single strands that could reach (if pulled) past my, uh, former six-pack abs. I now have to trim something I never had to trim in my previous 50 years.


My question, to you Love Doctors:

Why doesn't the same thing happen on the top of my head?

Synova said...

TMI.

Way way way, too much information.

Stephanie said...

You want pubes on the top of your head? To each his own. But if someone calls you a dick head...

Pogo said...

As long as women don't revert back to 1970s commune-style recolutionary anti-patriarchal hairiness, I think we can all get along fine.

Girly men? Ick.
Girly girls? OK by me.


As for Richardson, I am shocked, shocked, etc. etc.

Big Mike said...

Answering your original question, it's because sex scandals seldom are legal issues. Legal issues cannot be hushed up, but sex scandals only create problems for the politician if they get publicized and the MSM won't publicize them for Democrats so no scandal.

Main exceptions: Bill Clinton and Monica the Harmonica (mouth organ), which was a legal issue (perjury); that idiot Edwards (exposed by a tabloid after being carefully hushed up by MSM); Barney Frank's roommate (legal issue -- prostitution); and back in the day Gary Hart, who dared the MSM and learned a hard lesson.

knox said...

Let's not forget about anal bleaching...

Uh, by all means, let's DO forget about it.

Salamandyr said...

The Dem's have had quite a few sex scandals...the governor of Jersey, Eliot Spitzer, Mark Foley's replacement. And those are just the recent ones.