Monday, September 22, 2014

Comment on an article in Yesterday's New York Times Magazine

I guess it has been some time since I commented on an article in the New York Times which I only buy on Sundays.  I usually read several sections on the day that I get it but it has become a "ritual" for me to read the magazine section on the ride to work on Monday.  The was an article titled How Gary Hart's Downfall Forever Changed American Politics.  I didn't see the point on why the writer had to detail Senator Hart's indiscretion of 27 years ago.  He likely would have become the Democratic nominee in 1988, but his sexual adventure killed his candidacy.  Several years Bill Clinton acted like a jerk in his relationships with Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky, but I don't see how the situations with Clinton and Hart are linked.  The article did point out that FDR, JFK, and LBJ fooled around, but nobody knew about it until many years later. I guess back in those days it was easier to keep those things secret.

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