The last time the economy was humming along on all cylinders, the country was gripped by an issue that struck adults as silly.
President Bill Clinton got a blow job from an intern. And, lied about it. This was front page news for weeks.
And the Republicans decided to impeach him. Because they could do it.
Personally, unless the scandal involves a dead girl or a live boy, I am underwhelmed.
Yet the arbiters of public morality have nothing better to do than to attempt to jail people for being naughty.
1. The United States of America v Johnny Reid Edwards: John Edwards. Had sex. Lied about it. Now being prosecuted under Federal Election Laws for something. I can't even work up enough interest to check out the details.
Clemens 'obstructed' Congress? WTF. I suppose it is a crime. The same tactic that is widely considered despicable when used by Sen. McCarthy to root out Reds (commies, not the baseball team) is being used to attempt to restore the 'integrity of the game' of Baseball. Why do I not give a fuck?
3. Secret Service agents paid for sex in Columbia. Where it is legal. Yawn. Fire their asses. After all, they are the fucking Secret Service. So, if they can't keep it a secret, then shame on them.
4. Elijah E. Cummings is shocked and outraged that Walmart may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Mexico. And is opening an investigation. Why does this not make me sleep better at night? This is in the wake of a criminal investigation.
Can't we just have a public shaming without hauling in the firepower of Justice Departemnt of the United States of America?
But don't despair. The bad news of national priggishness is simply an indication that there is really nothing better to talk about.
The equivalent of no news being good news. Unless anyone seriously thinks that lying about sex, drugs or business practices in Mexico are front page news.