Let’s take two random cases as examples. Let’s say, oh, well, Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and, hmmm who else? Ok, let’s just take Anthony Weiner who wants to be mayor of New York City and he is fast becoming a coalition of one in that
endeavor. I’m guessing even his wife is wavering, finally. Weiner, well, you know the drill: He took pictures of his private part, Tweeted them to apparently very good friends (not) on the web, got caught, lied, then admitted it and
apologized, then did it again. The one constant throughout the drip stage is that he is still running for mayor, though steadily sliding in the polls.
Down south, Gov. McDonnell and his family members took gifts from a wealthy supporter, said he did it all within Virginia law, more examples came out, more explanations that he followed the law, investigations, state and federal, continue, he started returning the, in his mind, perfectly acceptable gifts and, just yesterday, the governor said on the radio, and this is a quote according to the Washington Post,“I have made as sincere an apology as I can.” I guess, with work, he can be even more sincere. Maybe he should enroll in that incredibly intense, two-week therapy program that the mayor of San Diego is enrolled in, the one that will cure his sexual harassment habit in 14 days. Actually, it probably takes even fewer days if your habit is simply to accept gifts from wealthy donors – that should be an easy habit to kick.
This therapy program clearly is headed for late-night cable ads: “Cure your sexual harassment habit in just 14 days! End that unethical behavior of taking inappropriate gifts in eight days!! And, if you act in the next 10 minutes, we’ll throw in the cure for taking pictures of your Johnny Rocket and sending them to strangers!!! If the voters still aren't satisfied, tough, you're on your own. Call now, operators are waiting.”
McDonnell who has (had) visions of being elected to the White House someday, and Weiner, who has visions (and I’m hoping that vision is blurring by the minute) of living in Gracie Mansion, apparently aren’t yet through the Drip Cycle of the wash yet because they are the ones who control that on/off switch and they’ve shown little sign that they know where that button is.
It will hit them at some point that the dream is over. When their dream ends, our nightmare will end.