"How can this strain of puritanism endure in the same city that pioneered the kinky hollowed parade? It was bad enough with New York City went all Rick Santorum on Eliot Spitzer to begin with. He's only the guy who arguably did more to reform Wall Street than any other American. Yeah, his libido got the best of him and he paid dearly for it. A brilliant man was reduced to a punchline and banished from public life. But now, anybody he touches has to go?"
Said Bill Maher on his show last night, criticizing Bill de Blasio, "a man so liberal he married a black lesbian," for rejecting a woman seemingly because she was dating Eliot Spitzer — "Lis Smith who ran Mayor Bill de Blasio's communications department in last year's campaign was all set to take over the job that she earned as his top spokesman." How do you "earn" a job as someone else's spokesperson? De Blasio gets to pick the person who speaks for him. If he didn't want to get any Spitzer on him, he's entitled.
Maher cries "slut-shaming from the left" and illegal sex discrimination. Sex discrimination is treating individuals differently based on what sex they are, not treating them differently because of their involvement in sexual activities. Would de Blasio have treated a male slut differently from a female slut? In any case, he's picking his own spokesperson, and I guess he didn't want this complication of his message.
Video at the link — to Real Clear Politics — which is responsible for the ludicrous transcription (which I left intact, above) "kinky hollowed parade." Maher said "kinky Halloween parade," referring to the Halloween parade that's been a tradition in Greenwich Village since the mid-70s and which is more of a theatrical affair than "kinky" (making me wonder what Maher's stream-of-consciousness is all about (Village... gay... kinky?)). Yes, there are some genitalia costumes, but what's kinky about nude body parts?
I'm asking because Maher is attacking the prudes of America. Which makes me want to say: It takes one to know one.