What a great season for comedy, irony, and HYPOCRISY! The Bush-inspired era of the Right Wing Cultural Civil War has produced some of the best satire material since Clinton got a hummer in the Oval Office — and the most amazing clash of theology versus reality since the Spanish Inquisition!
First, it was Right-Wing Shill Bill Bennett, Mr. American Virtues, who turns out to be a gambling addict.
Then it was Rush Limbaugh — Right Wing Protector of American Values and "JUST SAY NO or go to prison" — who turns out to be a drug addict hustling illegal prescriptions from his maid.
Gosh, what's next? Catholic Priests who fondle little boys? Oh, wait, never mind...
AND NOW there's Right Wing Superstar Bill O'Reilly allegedly talking nasty to a female employee — (Who does he think he is: Justice Clarence Thomas?!)
O'Reilly is quoted ver batim in a multi-page lawsuit filed on Wednesday. (BTW: From the looks of this lawsuit, the woman apparently had the ol' tape recorder running during many of these conversations. Surely the Right Wing Nuts will use this as justification for calling it "entrapment", a "set-up", etc. — which — conveniently and hypocritically — didn't apply in Clinton-Lewinsky's infamous Blue Dress incident.)
Bill O'Reilly!? FOX NEWS' most POPULAR HOST?! Wha?
This is the same Bill O'Reilly who recently published a best-selling book, "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids," which is marketed as "...the unvarnished truths about sex, money, smoking, drugs, alcohol and friends". (The book was No. 40 in amazon.com sales Wednesday.)
I wonder if Rush helped write the chapter on drugs?
Conservatives apparently have an unlimited tolerance for hypocrisy within their own ranks, just as long as the message stays the same and serves the goals of the GOP and the Christian Far Right. The rule for "Who's Yer Daddy" Cheney, President Pinocchio, and other GOP Values-Mongers seems to be: "Do as I say, not as I do."
Like the example of Reverends Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker; it doesn't matter if you pick up prostitutes on your own time — as long as you preach the word of God when you're on the clock.