Sunday, April 29, 2007

Doonesbury@Slate - the Dobson interview

 The April 15th issue of Doonesbury took on James Dobson. The concept is simple. Which party best represents American family values? The Democrats whose top presidential candidates have no divorces (and one cigar incident) among them. Or the Republican candidates, who have a string of messy divorces between them. As usual, Doonesbury hit the mark.

2 comments:

Reformer said...

Ouch, that was a really good point. Personally I believe more in leading by example so I must say the Democratic candidates are doing a good job. Perhaps I should read more of Doonesbury...

beepbeepitsme said...

I don't think it should matter if someone is divorced or not, but then I don't come from a culture which seems to me to be almost insane about who is moral and who is not. (Sorry about that, but I hope you know what I mean.)

What does matter however, is if one side purports to have the high moral ground and this is not demonstrated in reality.

One of the leading claims of the republicans is that they are more moral than any other group because they have gawd etc.

When you make this a focus of your campaign, you just look like a hypocrite everytime an instance of "immorality" is exposed.