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Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Avatar Notme says:


    Why are you surprised? After billy clinton got BJs from an intern in the Oval office why should even appear on the radar?Report

    • Avatar LWA in reply to Notme says:

      For conservatives, that is the most heinous act a President can commit, i.e., having sex while being a Democrat.

      Every other act committed by his successors, 2008- 2008 of which no one here need be reminded, are simply unfortunate events, mistakes made, youthful indiscretions really, and we should just keep walking.Report

      • Avatar Notme in reply to LWA says:

        It is sad but typical that liberals keep defending slick. This isnt about sex so much as the propriety of cheating on your wife with an employee and then committing perjury. If you cant see anything wrong then i guess liberals will condone almost any behavior.Report

      • Avatar KatherineMW in reply to LWA says:

        On the one hand, I agree with you that Republicans make a big deal out of Clinton’s sexual indiscretions while ignoring the hundreds of thousands of deaths on the hands of the most recent Republican administration, and that they don’t really care about Clinton’s actions other than as a stick to beat Democrats with.

        On the other hand, the most powerful man in the world having a sexual relationship with an intern is absolutely sexual harrassment and abuse of power. The power differentials, with the age difference to compound them, are too great to regard that as just an affair. Was it impeachment-worthy? No. Was it seriously wrong and blame-worthy for reasons above and beyond “cheating on your wife is wrong”? Yes.

        Kennedy was far, far worse based on what I’ve read (e.g.: ordering a young female staffer he was having sex with to give a blowjob to another guy), and yet he’s regarded as “glamorous” for it. We really do need a change of perspective.Report

  2. Avatar Kolohe says:

    So that’s why Biden is forgoing a Presidential run – he’s angling for the Prime Minister of New Zealand gig.Report

  3. Do we know that this is true?Report

  4. Don’t read the story.

    Now, picture that a politician is in trouble for repeatedly touching a woman without her permission. In fact, she’s made it clear that she does not welcome his touch, but he persists. What exactly is he doing to her?

    Now read the story and realize how far off you were, you pervert.Report