First up, the Top Ten anti-gay, rabid homophobic men in public life who happened to be caught, hypocritically, being gay themselves. It’s a telling list when Ted Haggard doesn’t even make the top four, though I don’t think the list is weighted in any particular order. It runs the gamut from Mark Foley through Haggard to George Rekers to the notable Pastor Eddie Long (and I wonder how many permutations of his last name he has used to attract the boys?). Then, to add to your numbers fixation, there is the bonus that the top 10 actually includes 14 names! How good can it get?
Next up, the top 5 Tea Party candidates who believe that women are second class citizens, who should be forced to bear the children of rapists and those that force incest. You have to wonder how all the rage that is being ascribed to the attraction to these Tea Crackers could possibly mask the ability of, at least, women to see who they are actually voting for. Are they so angry with the black man in the White House that they are willing to give up rights to how they handle their own bodies? The sad thing is that these 5 candidates are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more where they come from, including many who are already in Congress.
Finally, in the It’s-What-I’ve-Been-Saying-All-Along Department, we have the least trustworthy politicians in America, as ranked by Americans (I would hope so!). Actually, I’m not sure of that last thing. Seems that anyone in the “Ranker community” can add to the list. Anyway, the top 10 includes Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Boehner, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, in fact most of the politicians I distrust on sight. Obama’s not there; Nancy Pelosi isn’t either, which I find heartening.
OK. Back to balancing my checkbook.