It truly is PATHOLOGICAL now. I said earlier today: "How long before the press starts finding other disgraced political figures--Republicans--to 'compare' with Spitzer? I give it 3 weeks before another scandal hits--a Republican, of course--but until then, look out for the 'Hmm. That's just like so-and-so...you know, the REPUBLICAN GUY that <insert dirty activity here>.'"
Well, I didn't even have to wait a day!
This AP story "helpfully" grabs some poli sci professor to talk about recent scandals and of course, it HAD to include a Republican. They can't just talk about the guy under question by himself--no, that would focus too much attention on him, so they have to take the heat off Spitzer by bringing in a GOP offender. But in the course of doing so (this is just amazing even though I expected it), they actually had the GALL to not mention the political affiliation of two of the three scandal-wracked people mentioned in the article, but managed to slip in the Republican's party affiliation! These people are just UN-BE-LIEV-ABLE.
Did you see any such treatment of Republican Congressman Larry Craig? Did they ever bring up Gary Studds as a helpful comparison? Gary Hart? BILL CLINTON? Pffft! Stop it already! This is the AP and the rest of the mainstream media we're talking about here...