I couldn't agree more with Katha Pollitt on this sex scandal, which I'll admit I'm enjoying to the utmost. The expectation that a political wife must subject herself to the sort of humiliating charade that Silda Spitzer has undegone of late is deeply sexist. The only thing worse is Spitzer's lack of integrity when he failed, knowing as he must that he was doomed as a politician, to look us in the eye and ask what was so wrong with the fact that he paid for sex. As Pollitt says, only in America.
Mar 20 2008 - 11:06am