Sex, Politics and a Really Good Confession

“Why would a woman admit to such a thing?,” my husband asked me after hearing on the news that another woman came forward admitting to having a long-term affair with Herman Cain.

“Confession is good for the soul?,” I questioned back, somewhat facetiously as I looked to see if Gloria Allred was lurking in the background of the video.

I don’t understand it either.  I would be embarrassed and ashamed.  I certainly wouldn’t want my children to know what I had done.  But it seems that all these women who are making accusations have a few things in common:  Single mother, lawsuits and bankruptcy.  And those three things seem to be very attractive to men of power or just to Herman Cain.

What is more intriguing to me is that when former President Bill Clinton was being “serviced” by Monica Lewinsky while on the payroll of the taxpayers, it was perfectly fine.  There was an outcry that the President could do what he wanted and that his sex life was none of our business.

I don’t know if the accusations against Cain are true or not.  At this point in time, I’m waiting for the playing field to clear and we get down to the final two candidates before I make my decision in the voting booth.  When it comes to voting next year, I will vote as best I can with my conscience and faith as my guide.

However, I always feel like I’m choosing between the lesser of two evils.




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    President Clinton's was consensual & he didn't portray himself as this highly religious gospel singer. FYI-Most people didn't say it was fine. People agreed it was wrong but they didn't think it was impeachment worthy.

  • Your blog caught my eye. I won't speculate here which strategies Herman Cain and his advisors might employ to voice denial or defense. Or discredit those who threaten a candidacy Cain believes he can claim. I agree, let the chip falls where they may. Eventually, viable candidates might surface. About Bill Clinton, though. I'm fairly certain few believe his behavior was perfectly fine. And I admit some surprise here to read what you say, as truth. I know no one who believes that's perfectly fine. Then. Or now. Thanks for the post, and perspective.

  • In reply to Genene Murphy:

    Voting with "my faith and my conscience" has a good ring to it...but still these two are all too often out of sync with the other. That's when the "Catholic Choice" gets dicey (see Governor Cuomo's classic statement as a Catholic public official on abortion for details)

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