What are these Villagers drinking? Digby's got it.
That's right. Politics is really all about an image we form in our minds of politicians having sex. According to Wolff, it's all anyone ever talks about in private.
Now, I don't know about you, but among my friends, this just doesn't come up. Even among my female friends, where after a few margaritas we often become a little bit salty and indiscreet, it's rarely brought up. We might mention a little recurring George Clooney fantasy we have or speculate about the waiter, but I don't think it would have ever occurred to us to even think about the presidential candidates and their spouses in bed. We do know, however, that at least one major Village chatterer can speak of nothing else...read on
I gotta tell you, I think about sex, heck, I played with a pretty major Rock band for a while, but the thought of what our political nominees are doing on that front is like sticking my hand over an open flame. It hurts! Please, Villagers, stop hurting us with this idiotic nonsense. More Digby:
Wolff obviously sees the world the same way Dowd does --- the way they all do. Even the Village elder of Village elders, David Broder, is obsessed with the sexual lives of politicians in a way that is more than a little bit odd. (But then, that's the way provincial villages operate, isn't it?)
But Wolff doesn't stop with just speculating about the politicans' sex lives. He makes the assumption that voters are as obsessed with politicians' sex lives and speculates that their own sexual "deficiencies" are dictating their presidential preference...
I speculate on how we can get out of Iraq and universal health care when I think about Hillary and Obama. My God, these bastards are really trying to tear this country down. You are not a f*&king psychologist. I'm sure we'll get a Kurtzing on this one too. (Here's a few more) Try to make it all legitimate and such between the rest of the village elders. I've had enough of this. Lance Manion is next up.
Listen, normal people do not speculate about the sex lives of politicians and not because we're all that virtuous or prudish or hypocritical or because most politicians are not very pretty and picturing them in the sack causes us to shudder.