“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The excuse du jour

Whenever somebody gets caught behaving badly, their first attempt at cover is to claim addiction of some sort.....

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Britain's Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, has told Oprah Winfrey she was drinking and "in the gutter" during a videotaped sting in which she apparently offered to sell access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew.

How utterly laughable! Alcohol may lower your inhibitions but it doesn't make you do things you aren't already perfectly capable of doing. As far as I'm concerned, her supposed alcoholism is just another personal failure on top of her pathetic attempt to sell access to Prince Andrew, not the cause of it.

I would have far more respect for Fergie if she would tell the truth, which is, "As the former Duchess of York and mother to Prince Andrew's daughters, I am expect by the royal family to maintain a certain standard of living but, I only get $20.000 a year from Andrew. That's below the poverty level. What else was I supposed to do"?

That would have bought considerably more sympathy than the alcoholism charade.

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