There’s hypocritical, and then there’s this guy:
Initial details surrounding Desjarlais’s conversation with his mistress surfaced after a transcript of a phone conversation he had with her went public.
In which he advised her to abort his child. He initially said the conversation had been taped without his knowledge, but when that was publicly proved wrong, revised his bullshit to claim that he and his wife secretly taped the conversation, hoping to pressure the mistress into admitting she wasn’t really pregnant. But he gets even trashier.
The new transcript also revealed that DesJarlais supported his wife’s decision to have two abortions, and that he slept with two patients, three co-workers and a drug company representative while he worked as chief of staff at a Tennessee hospital.
There are rules against doctors sleeping with patients. Ethical rules. Ethical rules that get medical licenses revoked. He describes all this as “in poor taste” and claims his views on abortion have evolved, but that’s not it at all. This is a man who has always believed other people should be held to standards of conduct that should be waived for him, for he is exceptional.
There are only two reasons to vote for someone like this, and neither of them are good:
- You’re one of those partisan people who will only vote for one party no matter what sort of disaster that might entail.
- You’re one of those boot-kissing bottom feeders who thinks if you kiss enough narcissistic ass, maybe some of their entitlement will rub off on you, and finally, you’ll feel halfway human. Good luck with that. Billions before you have tried it; it never works.
Could we get rid of these super hypocrites in 2014, please? Even in politics, there must be a limit.