I rarely delve into the political world but I am going to tonight. If you have been paying attention to the news this week, then you know that there is this major scandal down in Colombia way, involving Secret Service agents, Military personal, and prostitutes. Now, I have no idea what happened, and I think it pretty sad there is such a situation like this. My thoughts revolve around two comments made last night by political pundits. I was amazed by one, pleasantly so, and kind of disgusted by the other.
The first comment came from Ret. Col. Ralph Peters.
“Real men don’t hire hookers, ever.” And also, “I don’t care how muscular you are or how many guns you have, real men don’t hire hookers.”
Now, that is a pretty profound statement, but really, if you think about it, it’s true. If you are a real man, you don’t need to hire someone to , eh hem, service you. I could expound on that, but just start reading Scot McKay and his view on being a real man.
The second comment came from Brit Hume.
“This is a case of boys will be boys.”
Uh, excuse me? Oh, so the Secret Service ‘men’ were boys then? What the heck are they doing protecting the president then? I’m sorry, but that is just a cop out.
Now, I don’t believe in prostitution. I don’t think it a good thing, but you are never going to get rid of it. Just like you will never get rid of drunk people, drugs, and any other nasty vice. But just because something is legal doesn’t make it right.
Now, I can see legalizing it in this country… BUT, I don’t want to see it on the strip in Vegas. (I’ve never been to Vegas, but I hope to one day) There were originally red light districts. Let’s keep it there, and nowhere else. If you are caught bringing a call girl, hooker, etc. to your hotel room, you should be fined up the ying yang. Children shouldn’t be exposed to that.
I still don’t think it good. Oh, and the ‘boys will be boys’ comment has got to be one of the dumbest sexist comments ever. What would have happened if the Secret Service had been all women and they hired gigolos? All heck would have broken loose. Why is it men can go out cavorting, but women can’t? I’m not saying they should, but why is it okay for men to go and sow their oats, but not women?
Okay, this is a mild rant. I’ll leave you with the quote by Col. Peters.
“Real men don’t hire hookers, ever.”
I think that sums it up.