When, oh when has there ever been a political sex scandal that had so little actual sex in it?

Not that I am complaining, mind… at least I will not have to be explaining certain facts of life to a sharp eleven or twelve year old, while watching the TV news. Or worse yet, having a sharp eleven or twelve year old explain some of the facts of life to me, while watching the TV news.

Will this really have all that much of an effect on the upcoming elections? (speculation offered here) Is sending suggestive IMs and e-mails to a page the political crime of the century, and ever so much worse than actually playing hide the salami with one? And speaking of IM and e-mail, why the heck do we even need little messenger boys and girls trotting all over the Hill carrying notes? Yes, I know it’s to teach them all about the political process in this grand republic of ours… but frankly I’d rather see them wait until college to get all jaded and cynical about it.

And finally, is anyone else looking back on Gary Condit with a certain amount of wry affection? Where are the adults in charge? No, not in charge of the pages… in charge of the so-called adults on Capitol Hill?

Sgt. Mom is a freelance writer and retired Air Force NCO who blogs at www.sgtstryker.com, and lives in San Antonio, TX.

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