It is extremely telling that the American MSM is more interested in sniffing Hillary's panties than they are in listening to her policy prescriptions. Now I'm not necessarily a fan of the idea of Hillary as president, and this is mainly because a lot of the things that she advocates don't match up with my leftist principles. This doesn't mean, however, that she should be judged on the strength of her sex life with Bill.
Think about it. Bill Clinton was under constant attack because he placed the presidential penis in an intern's mouth, and yet George Bush has received no scrutiny for his role in the butchering of pre-war Iraq intelligence handling. It seems to me that conservative Americans are more worried about what people are doing in the private confines of their bedrooms than they are about issues such as war and sustainability.
As a slightly related afterthought, just think about censorship in cinema - violent action films are almost always given a pass (say an 'M' rating), whilst sex in films is censored back to the reel. My fundamentalist sister is more than happy for her children to watch violent movies or play violent videogames, however the very mention of sex has her reaching for the off button. I'd suggest if people were
having more sex and engaging in less violence then the world would be a better place. But, hey, maybe I've got it all backwards.
Update: The Bush administration is continuing its efforts to ban birth control:
"The last two appointees to head the FDA were closely involved in decisions to overrule the agency's medical reviewers and block the "morning-after" birth control pill from being sold without a prescription, according to court transcripts to be released today."
Let's work through this simply - fundamentalists want to ban abortion and they also want to ban contraception. Their agenda, simply put, is to destroy consequence-free sex. I'm not sure why these people hate sex so much, 'cause I've always found it quite enjoyable.