Thursday, October 12, 2006

Moral relativism

As much as the right in this country pushes the idea that they are the only ones with any morality and that the problem with the left is moral relativism, it just surprises me how much the republicans are always comparing their actions to those of former/current democrats...but only when pointing out that they are not as bad as the never see them pointing out that the democrats did something better.

One example is the tried-and-true "Well, look at what happened under the Clinton administration" as the recent John McCain blaming N. Korea's nuclear test on the former president...not the one that has been in the White House for 6 years.

But today's quote takes the cake...

Shays on Foley handling: At least no one died

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) -- Republican Rep. Christopher Shays defended the House speaker's handling of a congressional page scandal, saying no one died like during the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident involving Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy.

"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday.

"Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added.

Okay so what is the moral here? Don't get in a car with Ted Kennedy? Or is it Don't trust the right to do what is right?


Beav said...

It's a cliche on Fark: "B-b-but Clinton!"

Elitist City-Dweller said...

I think he's saying that no matter how big or small the incident, congress in any era can't really be trusted to the right thing.

But spin is always called for.