There’s been a temptation on the part of the opposition for the last couple of decades to make as much hay as possible when it’s discovered the US president has a mistress, or had one. This hasn’t always been so. Presidents of the past venerated by those finger-pointers and accusers have frequently had their affairs during a time when such matters were left for gossip columnists and rumor mongers.
Then there was Ike. Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during the invasion, and Republican president after Truman.
All those years Ike was in office I never knew anyone to criticize him about that particular issue. If they hated him at all [and the rabid right wingers certainly did] they didn’t bring his private sex life into the conversation.
Then of course there was LBJ and his shenanigans too numerous to bother mentioning except one.
As far as I know Ford, Carter, Reagan and both Bush presidencies were either adultery-free, or discrete enough to keep it out of the public eye. As was Obama. Goes to prove some presidents have the good sense to either keep their peckers zipped up safely inside their pants, or go the extra mile to keep it out of the headlines.
And there’s no point even discussing Bill Clinton….. that one’s the record Trump is trying to beat with Stormy Daniels.
Maybe it’s time, really time for a woman president so we can put all this sexual scandal to rest.
74 years old, a resident of Leavenworth, KS, in an apartment located on the VA campus. Partnered with a black shorthaired cat named Mister Midnight. (1943-2020)
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I’m sharing it with you because there’s almost no likelihood you’ll believe it. This lunatic asylum I call my life has so many unexpected twists and turns I won’t even try to guess where it’s going. I’d suggest you try to find some laughs here. You won’t find wisdom. Good luck.