"Private Life" - Pretenders
Examples of grotesque hypocrisy among Republicans are so plentiful that one ceases to really be amazed anymore. But every now and again you get one that really does titillate, as this one does concerning the efforts of Congressman Scott DesJarlais pressuring his mistress to get an abortion. One might call it the death of the sacred. Naturally, DesJarlais (another crazy right wing doctor) is vehemently anti-choice.
I thought immediately of the sage words of Katha Pollitt, who indicated that on abortion the exceptions for most people are "rape, incest, or me."
Of course, it also brings to mind standard bearer and sociopath in chief, old multiple choice Mitt, who was in favor of abortion rights before he was against them. Or the opposite. It seems to me that a defining characteristic of being a sociopath is the ability to lie, to say whatever is situationally convenient, with no qualms, no pangs of conscience. And that is Romney to a tee -- the man will say whatever he needs to say to fulfill his ambitions.
In that sense, he is the perfect leader for the GOP.
Consider this an open thread as well.