well, this whole business with the governor of new york certainly has grabbed the headlines.
but what's more interesting is the bashing of his wife. she stands by him during two press conferences and everybody's all up in arms about what a weak woman she must be! how the whole stand by your man thing is just a crock of shit.
yeah, right. do you suppose we'd be seeing mrs. bill clinton on the campaign trail had she not stood by her man? yeah, not so much. there are a lot of roads to take in this world. cutting and running is one of them, but others get you a LOT farther.
plus, the thing is, after all those years of marriage and three daughters the spitzers are more than a married couple. they are a family.
and when the shit hits the fan, you want your family by you. even if they're pissed, even if they're not talking to you, you want to know you've got support. that you are loved despite your shitty behavior.
and being in a family means standing by your loved ones even when they've screwed up.
no. body. is. perfect.
people are weird and they do a lot of weird things. but when it's all said and done, family is family. and hopefully that means no one gets left behind.
god forbid should i ever spend 80 thousand bucks on a hooker and then have to go on live tv and say what a schmuck i'd been i'd sure want the lord of the ring standing beside me. for better or worse. and all that.
so i say good for you, silda! you keep your chin up and don't let the bastards get you down. because it's not what happens to you but how you deal with it that determines character.
strength takes many forms.
(as an aside, though, if i were her, i'd be WAY more pissed about the 80 thousand bucks than about the infidelity!!! just sayin' is all.)