Sunday, August 19, 2007

Digging For Dirt.

The truly awful thing about politics is the dirt digging. Yes, both sides do it, but the far left have got it down to a fine art. If they can't find any dirt on you personally, then it's on to the family.

There is no one the left hates more than Karl Rove. Rove must have led a total scandal free life, because if he had even ran a red light, we would have heard about it. But the left did dig into his adopted father's life. I had read on left wing sites before that Rove's father, Louis Claude Rove Jr. was supposedly gay. Oh, how they delighted in that! But that wasn't juicy enough I suppose, now they are saying Rove's father liked to get piercings in...umm...unlikely places. Anything to embarass Rove, right? I mean, why is this interesting? If Pelosi's father like to wear lacy panties, would that be printed at boing boing? Somehow, I don't think so.

If you read about the book that "outed" Rove's father " "The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power" you would know that it must have gravely disappointed the authors that Rove had a wonderful relationship with his father and that if he was gay, Rove still visited him and spoke fondly of him and obviously loved him very much. But they even turned that into something to criticize Rove about.

In this post, the author says that although Rove treated his father well, it was hypocritical that he still fought against gay marriage. He even wonders if Rove was fighting his own homosexual impulses. It just never occurs to the left that maybe sexuality was meant to be private. That maybe some people don't think their life should be defined by sex. It never occurs to them that one can love a family member or friend who is gay, and still be against gay marriage. In their world, if you are gay or love someone who is gay, then you must adopt their leftwing political agenda. And if you don't, you are a hypocrite.

It also never occurs to them how wrong it is to "out" someone who never asked to be in the public eye. How wrong it is to dig into a private matter of an unelected citizen. Funny, isn't it? That these are the same people who scream about privacy when it comes to wiretaps on would be terrorists. Privacy rights go out the window when it comes to one's sexuality I suppose.

I've said it before, it's a wonder any decent people at all get into politics. Who needs this kind of sick personal attack? Where your family isn't even safe from the mud splattered dirt digging left.